Numbness of my Caesarean Scar

Why is my tummy numb above my Caesarean scar?

This occasionally happens and is unpredictable. It  is due to the disruption of the nerve supply in the abdominal wall because of the Caesarean section incision.

What can be done about it?

Nothing. Over time normal skin sensation usually returns. Occasionally it doesn’t and so some women will have ongoing numbness in that region.

Caesarean section wound_thumb

 

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on -

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