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#1 grubgal

Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:12 PM

Hi, the week before my 6 week check up i noticed a small opening, like a little hole in the middle of my c-section scar. This has since gotten a little bigger. I'm now on anti biotics and have to use solosite and a fresh dressing after each bath. I am having another check up soon but was wondering if this has happened to anyone else? My first c-section 9 years ago healed with absolutely no drama!!

#2 FretfulMum

Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:40 PM

I had this happen with my 1st CS around the 4wk mark. It was probably only about a 1cm section & it just wouldn't close up. There was a tiny bit of ooze coming out but It wasn't sore, red or at all inflamed. I just cleaned it out a bit every night. I finally worked out there was a little internal stitch poking through which I partly pulled out & cut off....this is all sounding very dodgy now that I've written it out 🤔

Anyway, it healed fine by about 8wks & I just told my Ob what happened at the 6wk check. The scar was a little thicker in that section but I didn't care. (I should have prefaced this by saying my DS1 was very sick in NICU at the time so I probably didn't take as good care of myself as I should!)

#3 Poppylove3

Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:46 PM

Yep this happened to me 9 months ago. I noticed it started bleeding in one spot. Realised it was open a bit. Had two lots of antibiotics and the doctor cleaned it. Healed ok but I have thicker scarring in that spot now. I think I probably over did it which caused it to open so slowed down a bit after that happened

#4 magnanimous

Posted 29 October 2017 - 08:55 AM

Go to your dr ASAP and emergency if you start to feel unwell or in pain.

#5 Soontobegran

Posted 29 October 2017 - 09:15 AM

It is incredibly common to have one small area of a scar that doesn't heal straight away and is left to granulate from the bottom up. I don't think I have had one scar ever that I've ever been 100% happy with but I have had lots of break downs with the need for antibiotics and packing.
Sounds as though your doctor has it in hand, all it usually means is a not so pretty scar but just watch your temperature or for extending redness and tell your doctor but usually they heal well as they are quite superficial.

#6 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:20 AM

I had that happen with my second cs. I split a 2cm section as I tried to twist quickly to protect BF newborn from 22mo toddler launching himself at me.

Quick trip to Dr, antibiotics etc and it healed within a few weeks.

#7 HolierThanCow

Posted 29 October 2017 - 12:51 PM

I had this happen with my first CS. It was more like a 5mm hole, never became sore, inflamed or infected. I'm sure I asked either the midwife, MCHN or GP about it and was told it was very common and only to worry if it became inflamed. There was a slight clear discharge from it. It healed on its own wishing a few weeks, I think.

#8 boymumma

Posted 29 October 2017 - 01:17 PM

 HolyCow, on 29 October 2017 - 12:51 PM, said:

I had this happen with my first CS. It was more like a 5mm hole, never became sore, inflamed or infected. I'm sure I asked either the midwife, MCHN or GP about it and was told it was very common and only to worry if it became inflamed. There was a slight clear discharge from it. It healed on its own wishing a few weeks, I think.

Me too, with my first C/S. Just was careful to keep it clean and dry, my OB wasn’t concerned at all. It also healed a little thicker than the rest of my scar.

#9 grubgal

Posted 29 October 2017 - 08:26 PM

Thanks everyone. Hopefully it heals up soon.

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