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Asked by lunaneil

Q: swelling over c section scar

I was 12 weeks post partum yesterday. The swelling and puffiness above my c section incision has not gotten ANY better since day 1. It's worse on the left side and I can feel knots underneath the swelling. My doc is very dismissive when I ask about it. I can't wear certain clothing because of the way it looks. I did not have this with my first section. Has anyone experienced this that it eventually went away? Remember I'm already 3 months out.

This question was asked Sep. 29, 2017 6:06pm
Category: Postpartum

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Answered by Divyalal - Oct. 15, 2017 2:17am
Attending to your C-section scar may not be the first thing on your mind right after having a baby ,but paying attention to this delicate area immediately post-op can help to improve scar appearance and skin recovery. “One tip to reduce scarring immediately after surgery is to start with compressions, such as wearing Spanx or Steri-Strips, which will prevent worsening of the scar formation “Verify with your OB-GYN that this will not interfere with anything or cause further medical concerns. It is also important to keep the area covered to avoid infection. Excellent post-operative care after surgery is critical and will help prevent severe hypertrophic scar formation.”

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