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What causes opening of a surgical scar 23 years after the procedure?

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Dr. T Chandrakant

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Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 in Women's Health
Question: I had my 4th cesarean almost 23 years ago and I think my scar is coming open a little bit about an inch
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Watch for impulse on coughing and reducibility

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history and understood your concerns.
Please tests yourself the following and let me know your findings.
Put a palm on the affected area and cough hard - watch if there is any impulse on coughing meaning you can feel something hitting the palm.
If there is a bulge watch for whether it can be reduced completely (reducibility).
Any pain or other symptoms?
Awaiting.
Post clear and focused photos if possible.

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