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Pain across c-section scar

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About 5 months after my third child was born (c- section as was my 1st) I have been getting a deep pain across my c-section scar especially in the middle. The pain feels quite deep sometimes sharp, sometimes like period pain, bowel pain. I was initially told by my GP that it could be ibs and given a fibre drink to take for 2 months which I did. It appeared to ease the pain (last April). I returned to my GP in October. As I was concerned that it could be my ovaries she did an internal examination and found everything to be ok. She did say that as the pain was where my scar was that the pain was probably due to c scar adhesions and to make sure not to get constipated, I did tell her that the pain can be quite severe sometimes when opening my bowels. Do you think that I should ask for futher tests incase the pain could be from somethong more serious?


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replied March 1st, 2009
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According to the data you provided, you might be experiencing adhesions in the scar to the surrounding organs. Pulling them with the adhesions might cause severe pain. On the other hand, more serious conditions can not be ruled out without additional tests. You might want to have at least abdominal and/or transvaginal ultrasound to check for problems with the bowels or the pelvic organs.


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