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Old 05-11-2003, 12:13 AM - Thread Starter
 
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i have an area on my skin below and to the right of my belly button that has never really regained its sensitivity. anyone else with a similar (lack of) sensation after a c-section? my babe is almost 12 months old already, so i dont expect anymore healing!
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Unfortunately, it is very common to have numbness around the incision after cesarean surgery. Sometimes this numbness can fade and oftentimes it is another lovely long-term effect of the surgery.

I successfully treated the numb areas with St. John's wort oil. I began earlier than you, but I don't believe it is ever too late to heal. And, I have also experienced substantial healing after the 12 month mark with the incision itself...

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thanks so much for the info.
i'm assuming you rubbed the st johns wort oil on the incision and numb area? how often?
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I have a portion of my scar that is STILL numb and my c-section baby is 3 1/2 years old
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yes, the oil goes right on the incision and numb areas. How often?.... Well, I do it when I remember. Sometimes twice a day. Sometimes only once a week. But I think you should aim for at least once a day.

Also, it is nice to massage the area with some oil- maybe castor or vit e and calendula.

Or try castor oil packs- very soothing and healing...

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