Incision numb after c-section???

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Registered: 08-20-2007
Incision numb after c-section???
Sat, 09-13-2008 - 11:22pm

Is it normal to be numb where the cut is? Will it always be


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 09-13-2008 - 11:53pm

I think the numbness gets better,but mine is still numb and its been 7 yrs.I am wondering if it will be worse or better after this c/section.
congrats on your baby she is adorable!!!

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Registered: 03-22-2004
Sun, 09-14-2008 - 6:09pm
I am 19 months post, I do not have numbness but it does not feel normal anymore. They cut nerves, so they may or may not grow back & regain full feeling. I am hoping it does not get worse after this baby is born.



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Registered: 08-23-2005
Tue, 09-16-2008 - 11:59pm

Congratulations on your beautiful little princess! I'm so glad that your section went well!!

I have had 2 sections and I'm currently planning my 3rd. My incision is still a bit numb, but nothing like it is immediately after surgery. About 6 months post it's pretty much back to normal unless I "explore" my scar if you know what I mean.

Enjoy your beautiful baby!!! Thanks for the photos!!



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Registered: 11-15-2007
Thu, 09-18-2008 - 11:14pm

I had a c-section 5 months ago yesterday. My scar site is still completely numb. I can not feel myself touch the area, but can feel it inside if I press...if that makes sense. I have heard it can take up to a year to regain the feeling in the area and the numbness to disappear. Although like others said, you may or may not have numbess for a long time.

I can also say that I didn't feel too bad after I came home either. I was doing the stairs and walking and pretty much nothing was too painful other than going from a laying or sitting position and the sneeze or cough. However, I noticed a few weeks down the line, the incision area hurt a little more than it did when I came home. I chalked it up to either doing too much right out of the hospital instead of taking it easy or not using the pain medication anymore and I was just realizing what the pain was really like. Just don't over do yourself even tho you feel good.

Congrats on your baby.

Sakari at 1 month old:

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Sakari at 2 months old


2 months old


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Registered: 09-11-2008
Sat, 09-20-2008 - 10:40pm

Hi there!