I’m Pregnant, and My Old C-Section Scar Suddenly Started Itching: Is That Normal?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her C-section scar. She says that she is currently 17 weeks pregnant, and suddenly, her C-section scar from almost two years ago has become irritated and itchy.

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A member of the community asks:

“My C-section scar started itching: Advice?

Hello, I’m currently 17 weeks pregnant with my second child, and all of sudden tonight the area where I had my stitches with my first just started to itch really really bad. The area is red I had my other child a year ago ( almost 2) I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this and if so why is it just starting to happen now? It hasn’t done this before besides when I came home from the hospital.”

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Community Advice for This Mom Whose C-Section Scar Started Itching

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Fan QuestionMy C-section scar started itching: Advice?Hello, I’m currently 17 weeks pregnant with my second child…

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Advice Summary

I'm Pregnant, and My Old C-Section Scar Suddenly Started Itching: Is That Normal?

The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.

“I believe it’s just you stretching, but you should speak with you OB about it.”

“My daughter is 7. She was my second and my scar still itches and is numb at the same time.”

“I had my daughter in 2011 by c-section and it still itches every now and then. My daughter did so well you can barely even see my scar!!!”

“I am currently like 19 weeks pregnant and my c section scar started itching real bad also!!”

“Lotion or oil will help.”

“Mine still itches and my toddler is almost 4.”

“I had the same… use Vitamin E oil on it.”

“Usually itchiness is from stretching and healing. Keep the area hydrated, like lotion on your belly, etc. That might help, and if you’re too worried, call your doc over the phone. I don’t see it being serious, but it is best to ask an OB about it to be safe.”

“Every one of my surgery scars itches from time to time. Even the one from getting my tubes tied.”

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