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cesarean Scar Opened After 20 Years!!! (Page 1)

Hello,

My mother is a fairly healthy woman, even exercises. She had three cesarean births over 20 years ago. Now out of no where her cesarean scar is opening. She has a 1/2 hole in her.

I was just wondering if anyone has heard of any situation similar to this and might know some possible causes. I was thinking maybe she over exerted herself during working out, but she hasn't been working out for the past couple of months because of school. We are 99.99% Sure she didn't physically tear the scar open by over exerting herself.

I was just wondering even anyone had any Ideas, Even the doctor was stumped. Now she is going to a specialist but he can't get her in until Jan 2nd. So she has to walk around with a bandage on.

Well if anyone can help, Thank you
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First Helper Shadev
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replied December 14th, 2007
Extremely eHealthy
Is this possible? Doesn't the skin fuse together/new skin form?
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replied August 9th, 2011
Old Hysterectomy scar splits open
I know this is a old post,but I was looking for the same info. I have a 40 year old very long hysterectomy scar from when I was 19 years old. At times,a inch of it will split open and bleed slightly. It also hurts and itchs. So if anyone has found out anything I too am
looking for answers. Thank you,Jennifer
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replied July 26th, 2012
I had a C-section 24 yrs ago, due to an eggtopic pregnancy and the same thing is happening first alot of itching then the leakage/little hole. but going to the Dr tomorrow, see what's causing it. I am really worried about it, due to I am diabetic.
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replied November 19th, 2014
? There is no such thing as an eggtopic pregnancy. Did you mean ectopic?
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replied December 16th, 2007
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I don't know what's causing it but it's possible, because its happening. She is going to a surgen on Jan 2nd and apparently they are going to put her back together. They are going to also look inside her before she gets fixed up to make sure there is nothing causing it. They have already done an ultra sound and found nothing unusual.

I was just wondering if anyone knew something that could cause this to happen. Like maybe an infection, or cancer? Like something that would basically attack scar tissue? I have no idea. Waiting until the second is way to long for me, but they say this doctor is the best.

Thanks for your time
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replied August 5th, 2011
Leakage/ Reopening of C-Section after 20 years
What was the outcome from your mother's reopening of her C-section incision? I have been dealing with the same issue, my last of 4 C-sections was 21years ago so I am really baffled and worried about this issue. PLEASE inform me of the outcome asap!
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replied December 16th, 2007
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AH! I'm freaked out now. I'm going to have my 2nd section in July.
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replied December 19th, 2007
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Okay that's scary! I'm checking out my scar right now as we speak lol.
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replied December 19th, 2007
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i just don't see how this is even possible.
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replied January 7th, 2009
c-section scar opened
I had a c-section 28 1/2 years ago. Mine split open in October 2008. I had gone to the Dr. in July '08 for blood work - cholesterol, etc. I went back in October for results and bp check up. The dr. informed me that in the blood work she had taken, my blood count was off the charts. She said it is most likely an infection. I told her that my scar had just recently split open, bled a little, and pussed a little. She gave me antibiotics.Sais she hoped that cleared it up and if not, she would send me to a surgeon to open me up , and see what is wrong. I toook them and called to schedule an appt. They can't see me til mid January. It is a clinic, with a sliding fee, as I have no insurance. It has been opening up, bleeding a little, then 're-healing' off & on. Please let me know what happens with your Mom. Thank you & good luck .
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replied July 12th, 2009
Yes, a scar can re-open! That happened to me! I had a staph infection while living in Japan 36 years ago!!! a military doctor (yuck) opened the infected area (mine was on the top of my spine) I forgot about the scar until a month ago, it started itching , then burning and hurting so bad! I looked and found the old scar had a split in it! I am trying the over the counter scar repair? If that doesn't work, then I have to go to the doctor! But yes, this is possible! Especially if it was a bad job was done in the beginning?
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replied July 27th, 2012
Scars opening up
Yes, obviously it can and does happen. Mine just itchs
and bleeds with a small hole opening. It also gets very red at times and hurts very bad if it rains and this scar is 40 years old. It has happened 3 or 4 times,with no lingering problem,so I have never told my dr.
It is interesting to me that we all have abdominal scars! I wonder if there is a connection there?
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replied December 8th, 2013
My third csection next month..
I would take lots of raw garlic flood the area with iodine, and seal it with super glue... Im going in for my third next month and my previous two healed perfectly I have a different doctor this time and I am going to reiterate my concern that she double stitch the inside and make sure everything comes out tissue ect. also I will keep area clean and medicated and eat lots of raw fresh veggies and fruit and hope for the best my prayers are with you all...
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replied December 9th, 2013
Scars opening up
Mine opens up off and on, then seals itself back up, so I don't freak out too much. Like one woman says, it bleeds, itches, turns red and can hurt like hell especially when it rains. I will mention it to my Dr
next time I go in and if I find out anything I will
post it. At least now I know this is common and so
its not as weird as I once thought.
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replied January 16th, 2014
My c section from 12 yrs ago is reopening, noticed it today, about half inch hole and oozing, any answers on why this is happening?
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replied February 18th, 2014
Old CSection scars that open
My vertical csec scar has been opening enough to see some muscle tissue underneath. It oozes, doesnt want to heal. I had two csections the last one 25 years ago. I am not at my heaviest weight by 20 pounds. No lifestyle changes. Very creepy. Going to doc end of the week. Will let you know if she says anything intelligent.
I remember when I had one doc who said I was an idiot for claiming interior stitching could migrate. It would come out my eyebrows 7 years after a c section. The woman doc on the other hand said.. of course. Plus I had someone test the material and it was in fact medical stitching.
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replied November 2nd, 2014
re-open c-section
I have been experiencing the same issue for 3 years, I went to three Dr.s with the last FINALLy taking this matter seriously and investigating thoroughly. I'm schedule for surgery in two weeks. It's NOT normal and should be addressed and FIXED. Thank God for this Dr. that respect my life enough to operate and get me on the road to a stress free life. I had my c-section 14yrs ago and it first reopened 3 yrs ago.
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replied July 14th, 2015
Have you had the situation fixed? Is it better now? I had a C Section about 10 years ago and earlier this year it opened and rapidly got swollen, infected and disgusting. I had the whole puss and blood issue, but went to the Dr right away and she put my on antibiotics. I have always been active and have done absolutely nothing out of the normal for me within the past 10 years for it to happen and everyone I asked was baffled, so glad to have found this forum thought I was seriously the only one that had this issue. Well needless to say, I thought it started healing, and anxiously wanting to work out, I have avoided working the mid section to much, but starting walking again with light jogging and zumba and I now notice the middle still with a hole and getting red, so I stopped. My dr said I should heal on my own, but it's been 3 months now and it's gotten better as far as the oozing and swelling, but still not closed. Should I go back and have her give me a referral to get re stitched?
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replied January 25th, 2015
I'm having the same issues and they've recently developed. I had 4 C-sections (vertical up to my belly button) between the years 1978 and 1983. I have been putting rubbing alcohol on the area with a Q-tip and following up with an anti-bacterial cream. I just began this a couple days ago, and it doesn't seem to be helping. The area is still very red, and it burns when I apply the alcohol. No one advised me to do this, and I can't say that I recommend it unless the process is going to take longer than what I've given it so far. Mine has "oozed" slightly once in a very great while, but it's never gotten red like it is now. I'm debating on whether to go see my doctor. Not to sound gross, but my belly button is an "innie" and my incision scar runs all the way up to it. So, the redness is all inside that area. I've never heard of a belly button opening up. Anyone?
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replied December 14th, 2017
Did you have to see a Doctor? I had a C-section (vertical) 30 years ago and mine is now red, swollen, and painful to touch. Using antibiotic cream cannot decide if I need to see a Doctor.
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replied January 27th, 2015
I have a horizontal c section scar, and has been over 2 years since I delivered my youngest. I have had 3 c sections in total the first two left alot of scar tissue but never had an issue. When I delivered my youngest the surgeon I had cleared the scar tissue, double stitched the inside and had very clean healing and a very little scaring (even took away some of the damage from the first two) although there was the left side of the scar that recently became irritated and is now open. I dont understand how or why this happened. Mine is more recent than others posted. This is very painful and is upsetting. since my youngest I have fluctuated in weight. i lost nearly 100 lbs and then gained some back and lost again. So im wondering if wieght/ body changes have anything to do with it?
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replied June 23rd, 2016
Has anyone ever gotten an answer? I had my c-section 22 years ago. I had a major staph infection in it at the time.
It has always periodically itched but suddenly I have 2 areas that seem to be opening!
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replied October 16th, 2016
I have itching, scabbing and a small amount of blood in the last few weeks. My last c-section was 32 years ago. I will see my Gynocologist this week and talk to him about it.
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replied February 3rd, 2017
I have been struggling with a rash across my abdomen and now my belly is flaming red. My scar, also horizontal, is approx 3 times as wise as it was. Ive also had swollen lymph nodes in the neck and run intermittent fevers. Scary stuff but I'm blessed to have found this thread. At least I know I'm not alone. Has anyone found a solution other then surgery?
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replied November 11th, 2017
I literally just realized my c-section scar appears to be fire red and is opened a little. My last c was 23 years ago. I have never had anything like this.
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