What is a C Section Scar?
A C-section scar is the mark left behind after undergoing a Cesarean Section Surgery to assist in childbirth. The scar is the result of the healing of the tissue that was injured due to the incision made during surgery to facilitate the delivery of the baby. Usually, the injury can heal without any complications – especially if the surgery was performed as aseptically as possible and if the patient is able to properly observe the proper post-operative measures, but some patients have the tendency to develop unattractive keloids which are thicker and larger forms of scarring. The appearance of the scar however does not in any way pose any health problem or danger.
C Section Scar Symptoms
A C-section scar can either be a horizontal or vertical line made along the abdomen. After the first few days, the scar is normally dry and does not exhibit signs of inflammation. It is also normal for a scar to itch especially at the earliest stages of healing, but the patient must avoid scratching the incision in order to avoid infection as well as damaging the surgically closed wound. The following symptoms are signs that the incision site may be infected and may need further medical attention:
- Severe pain
- Oozing from the wound
C Section Scar Causes
Scars are the products of the body’s regenerative abilities. If our skin is injured, the body produces fibrous tissue that replaces the wounded skin and repairs the injury.
C Section Scar Treatment
No exact treatment is proven to help c-section scars disappear, but proper wound care can help heal the injury more quickly and result in less scarring. This includes maintaining good hygiene of the incision site and avoiding too much strenuous activity early on during the recovery phase.
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