I've had one emergency C-section with my son, and I think I'll be having an elective for my second baby. I was wondering, for those who have had 2 sections, did the doctor simply cut along your old scar, cut out your old scar (and give you a new one) or give you two scars?
I'm wondering this as my current scar has not healed that well, and has parts which are raised and red, and some parts that are white and flat. Almost like partly keloid?
I'm hoping that the surgeon will cut out my old scar and remove any scar tissue underneath but I'll be in a public hospital and cannot request this as I won't even know who is performing the surgery.
Hi there While I can't comment on weather you could ask the surgeon in a public hospital to cut out the old scar tissue, I can tell you that they will cut along the existing scar.
I am yet to have my second c-section (next month) but have been told this a few times at hospital appointments now.
Best of luck to you
For my 2nd csection they cut a new scar, as it's less potential complications.
However, I'm about to have my 3rd csection in 2 weeks and I believe my OB had mentioned that he will cut out one of my old scars and give me a new one this time around. Can't quite remember.
J harm in you mentioning it to your doctor though regardless of what type of hospital you have your baby in
Had my second section 16th may and they cut across my old scar but there was a lot of internal scar tissue and took a bit longer also recovery definatly a bit harder second time. Scar healing beautifully though x
I've had two successful C-Sections and they opened the same scar. With my first, they used staples, and with my second they used internal sutures to close it. I found that the sutures left a minimal scar on the outside, the staples left a darker scar.
[I'm not sure if it made a difference, but with my first, it was an Emergency and I didn't know the doctor that performed the section, and with my second it was my OB as scheduled].
I'm currently TTC#3, but visit here in case any ladies need support, or have questions.
I think you can discuss with your surgeon. I would definitely recommend to have an old scar to be cut out.
To be precise, the scar on the skin, not anything else. On uterus, as I am aware, they always make a new scar.
Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com by users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are solely those of the respective user or other third party. They do not reflect the opinions of BabyandBump.Momtastic.com and they have not been reviewed by a physician, psychologist or parenting expert or any member of the BabyandBump.Momtastic.com staff for accuracy, balance or objectivity. Content and other information presented on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com are not a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical or mental health advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com. BabyandBump.Momtastic.com does not endorse any opinion, advice, statement, product, service or treatment made available on the website. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.