I had my section almost 10 weeks ago, but I still have some pain around my scar especially when I carry my son in his sling or use my nursing pillow. Also the tissue slightly above it feels numb and "weird". My midwife said it might never go back to normal--great, another thing to be depressed about! anyone else?
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but my first c-section was 15 years ago, then another 8 years ago on top of it. Those scars are still slightly numb and "funny" feeling. The last one, 3.5 years ago, though, is a good inch and a half above those, and it is still painful to the touch, in addition to the "funny" numb-scar feeling. :-( Sorry. I hope you have better luck than I.
Wife to since '98; Homeschooling, just completed my doctorate & becoming crunchier by the day; Mom to DSs: 06/10,12/05, & 1/99 & (3/15)
Hey!! Mine took probably 9-10 months to not have occasional pain. It has healed perfectly (17months out). The color has faded. I can barely tell it is there. I will have to get another one in August (2 yrs after the first). I will let you know how that goes. :)
Have "scar tissue release" work done by a PT or someone who is very experienced with this hands on body work on the scar. I had back pain, weird sensations on my scar and this solved the problem. Also do no use a front loader carrier unless you bind your belly with those white velcro supports, I got a smaller one for this purpose, the one they give you when you get home from hospital was too big and didn't fit anymore. I used a scar salve of sesame oil and some other stuff found at natural food store. My scars-I had two c sections are not noticeable.
My scar had pain when I exerted myself....like in certain yoga postures or heavy lifting....for many many many months and probably more than a year after the birth. I can't even remember anymore (it's been 4 years) since it almost never happens anymore. Although: I recently did this "plank challenge" with friends to hold the plank yoga posture for a long time and sometimes I could feel the scar, not in pain but just feel it from the inside....but besides that the pain during exertion did fade away although I too was surprised how long that went on for.
Mama since 2010
Multicultural living in Europe