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C-Section Scar Numbness
by Cynthia Flynn, CNM, Ph.D.

Cynthia FlynnQ. Is it unusual to have numbness, tingling and occasional soreness at the site of my c-section incision? I had my c-section five months ago.

A. Yes, unfortunately, the answer to your question is yes. It can take up to two years for a cesarean scar to completely heal. Stretching and pulling feelings are also typical. Most women don't know this ahead of time, so it comes as quite a shock when they're not all back to normal in six weeks like their vaginal-birth sisters. Hopefully, your symptoms will resolve soon.

If they do not and/or the site because more painful, don't hesitate to call your doctor.

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