Tuesday Talk: Describe Your Incision Scar

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Registered: 01-19-2008
Tuesday Talk: Describe Your Incision Scar
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Tue, 08-02-2011 - 10:00am

What type of closing did they use?

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Community Leader
Registered: 09-23-2010
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 10:06am
jennh1230 wrote:

What type of closing did they use?

Community Leader
Registered: 01-19-2008
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 10:44am
You did have any stitches with your vaginal delivery either?

I'm glad you are proud of it, it is something to be proud of. And I'm with you on wondering how that hole was big enough, but you know the other hole ain't very big either. LOL

The closing type I was talking about is stitches, staples, steri strips.
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Community Leader
Registered: 01-19-2008
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 10:56am

Ok, my incision, at nearly 5 mos out, is still purplish and slightly raised feeling.

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Registered: 06-17-2007
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 4:30pm

My incision had staples, just like the first one. At this point (nearly five months pp) it is light pink, but darker on the edges. I have two dropoffs, which really really bug me. I didn't have them with my first one, which healed so well that it was virtually invisible by a year. I would say it's 5-6" long. It's a bit tender on the left side but not overly so. I was numb with my first one for six months afterward, which was weird.

This was my fourth surgery, my third abdominal surgery, and my second c-section. I had my gallbladder removed via laparoscopy in 1997 (on my 19th birthday) and I had my wisdom teeth carved out (and I mean this literally, mine were full bony impacted) in 2000. My other c-section was in 2008. But I've got a long way to catch up with my husband, who has had eight surgeries and is scheduled for his ninth in January.




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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2009
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 6:57pm

my scar is invisible.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 7:36pm
I had dissolving stitches inside ans strei-strips outside. At 9 months PP it is purply-pink and slightly raised with some thicker bumps and irregularities from extra scarring from some stitches from the inside that did not dissolve and decided to get infected and come out through my skin. :/ Not cool. I wish it was prettier and more symmetrical. I don't like it but I don't really dislike it either. It is still numb in some areas up to a half-inch on either side of the scar. I had some searing pain in the first several weeks, but it was more inside than just with the incision. It is still tender though and if I lean against the counter in the bathroom or if LO kicks it (and he LOVES to kick, hard!) it sure hurts. It is more tender at the places where the stitches festered. Ok, I guess I don't like it. It makes me feel very negative. :/

Manda :)

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Registered: 01-19-2008
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 10:14am
My sis had a tubal reversal and the way she described it was pretty similar to a c-section. What's sad is that they let her go home the same day. At least with a c-section you get a few days of recovery in the hospital, and if you are having extra pain or issues you have people there right then that can help you.
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Registered: 01-19-2008
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 10:16am
I didn't have the infected stitches, but it does still sting a bit when LO kicks at it. Somehow it's at the perfect spot for those kicks too, isn't it?! LOL
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Registered: 09-23-2010
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 10:19am
jennh1230 wrote:
You did have any stitches with your vaginal delivery either?

I'm glad you are proud of it, it is something to be proud of. And I'm with you on wondering how that hole was big enough, but you know the other hole ain't very big either. LOL

The closing type I was talking about is stitches, staples, steri strips.

Nope, no stitches then either. Closing type---duh. LOL I'm guessing like yours. I only had a tiny stitch that got removed. It was at the end and it was a loop. I had steri strips until they came off.

I think it's easier to imagine the other hole expanding than the one that is cut, kwim? LOL

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Wed, 08-03-2011 - 10:22am
Wow! My wisdom teeth were pulled in my dentists office when I was 16. He was retiring and said I should get them out now instead of 30 when I'd likely have a problem. Luckily they were straight in and came out 1,2,3.

My husband and DS both have more surgeries than me!

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