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    Default 7 weeks post c sect - is this cause for concern?

    so I'm 7 weeks post c tomorrow. had a fairly textbook recovery, no issues or infections or anything odd.

    I'm feeling pretty much back to normal, no pain really anymore and am back to must daily activities (excluding any heavy lifting).

    the incision had steri strips over it that have started to come off. the gp last week at my 6 week check up said to just let them fall off on their own. she said the incision site looked fine and was happy with the healing.

    last couple of days I've noticed a little patch of red skin underneath the incision, right in the middle. it's only small but it's noticeable. skin looks red and is like a raised bump. there's no pain when I press it, it's just this red bumpy patch. there's no pus or anything suspicious along the incision directly above it. just this red patch. I've been watching it to see if it gets bigger or starts to hurt but it's stayed the same.

    I've consulted dr Google and cellulitis seems to be the closest match however I have no other symptoms, no fever or any of the other symptoms that usually go with infection.

    has anyone had this or have any idea what it might be? should I be concerned? I'm guessing I'll have to go to the gp but really feeling lazy at the moment.

    any help much appreciated!

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    Overgranulated tissue?

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    Could it be a stitch pulled to tightly or even split? You may not necessarily feel it either just more the raised red look?

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    would a stitch split after 7 weeks? I had dissolvable stitches so no idea.

    I'm not hugely worried as its not causing me any grief but I don't want to dismiss it as nothing then weeks or months down the track find I should've done something about it.

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    Mine were red (maybe dark pink) and raised for a far while after my c-sections. Once they were no longer an open wound I rubbed vitamin e oil into the scars.

    Now 8 years and 10 years later they are two white lines.

    Ask your doctor next time you are there if you are worried

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    Sounds like keloid scarring, I get this too with my c/s. Does it look similar to this?


    DSC00604.jpg

    Or it could be an infected hair follicle? I've had that along the scarline before. Like this?

    Ingrown-bikini-hair-after-c-section.jpg
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    it's definitely not on the incision...it's on the skin directly underneath. I thought the infected hair follicle thing too but those usually look like pimples and this is just a raised red bump.

    I'll show dh tonight and see what he thinks. although he's totally non medical so I'll prob be none the wiser. will keep an eye on it and if it gets bigger or starts to hurt I'll get myself to gp next week

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    My guess is something to do with a follicle, like an ingrown hair (but maybe a bit deep to present like a pimple). What my mind is imagining based on what you have described, it sounds like an ingrown hair I had post my first C

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    thanks ladies. as ever, id be lost without all your help! xx

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    There's also migrating sutures. Whilst the internal ones are dissolvable officially, they don't always do so and especially where there's a knot they might slowly migrate to the surface, so if there's a firm but in there it might be a suture, of course the above suggestions are good too, just thought this one had been missed. If it does no biggie, you can pull in it as much as u can then cut off as much as possible or go to dr to have done.... I took out my own migrated sutures after my laparoscopy, but I'm a vet so did it at work with a good set of forceps, but eyebrow tweezers might do it!

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