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Early pregnancy, had undergone key hole surgery for appendix removal. Will the scar heal as the tummy grows?

Hi don t know if I m at the right place to ask but thought I would give it a go anyway.. About 2 months ago I got my appendix removed but they couldn t do the small keyhole surgery they had to cut me right down the middle of my stomach and now found out I m about 6 weeks pregnant.. Just wanted to know if my scar would be fully healed enough I m worried about it when I get bigger .. And also do you think I ll have to have a c section because of it .. A few people have told me I might have too?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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As per your query,i came to know that you have undergone Appendicectomy surgery,by lower midline incision and not by Laparoscopy.
As it was done 2 months ago,it might have healed completely by now.
The abdominal wall gets stretched and enlarged in the later weeks of pregnancy only.As you are 6 weeks pregnant,there is lot of time and by that time your scar will create no problem.
It also not cumpulsory for you to go for C section.You can try for normal delivery too.
I have done surgery of Appendicectomy during pregnancy also and most of them had normal deliveries.
So,nothing to worry.Be ralaxed.
Wish you good health
Answered: Tue, 5 Feb 2013
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