Scar Hardening?

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Registered: 05-08-2008
Scar Hardening?
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Tue, 12-02-2008 - 9:50pm

I think this is officially the fifth group I belong to on iVillage but I have found a lot of great advice so Im eager to join this group as well!

I delivered my twins by c-sections just over 2 weeks ago. While I opted for the csection it ended up a little more disastrous than I would have liked. Due to my significant blood loss I required a transfusion.. ugh. Anyone else have that experience? I still feel violated in some of the things they did to attempt to stop the bleeding and hate thinking back... but I do have 2 healthy, beautiful girls so it all worked out.

Every day I feel a little better, however, I seem to notice my scar feels hard underneath and feels a little painful/numb/itchy... kind of hard to describe. Is this normal? Everything else seems ok.. the scar looks amazing, I can hardly see it already. I've never had stitches before so I'm not sure if its normal for the scar to get hard or not.

Any advice?

Thanks
Jen

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Wed, 12-03-2008 - 12:35am
Congratulations on the birth of your girls! I'm sorry that your experience wasn't great - I've never had to have a blood transfusion with a section, so I can't relate or help there! As for your scar, what you describe sounds normal to me. My scar always got "hard" for awhile while it was healing before it softened again -- about 6 months later. I hope you continue to have a speedy recovery and enjoy those two little girls!!
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Wed, 12-03-2008 - 5:59pm

Congratulations Jen on the birth of your twins. Welcome to the board and I hope you do feel right at home and jump right in.

I am so very sorry to hear the birth didn't go as planned and you are having a hard time dealing with that. Please do know that even in the best of c-sections some moms can and do have a very difficult time dealing with the actual idea and reality that they ended up with a surgical birth rather then a vaginal one. So please do know you are not alone in the feelings you are having. They can last for a long time, the best thing to do is discuss your feelings, either with family or friends who have been there done that or even better with your doctor who can help you worth through the reasoning behind why things were done the way they were. It may help you through it.

The hardening of the scar area sounds pretty normal, it is still healing but should go back to semi normal within a few months to a year post c-section. It can take a very long time for healing to happen completely. Take it easy, don't rush it and keep your chin up. Know that we are here if you need us and please do discuss any concerns you have with your doctor for sure.

Keep us posted and again welcome to the board, make yourself right at home.

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