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History of C-section, frequent small opening on the scars. Is it due to overweight?

I had my daughter almost 4 years ago by c section---about a month ago a small opening appeared on the scar--I went back to the doctor--he had to surgergically repir it since it was not closing on its own, that was over 2 weeks ago---again 2 days ago another opening appeared in a different place--and the just repaired is re opening--my doctor is baffled and can t give me a reason why or how to stop this from happening. I am slightly over weight and have a fold of skin that sits over the scar.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Its alarming to know that you had a c section 4 years ago and now you are having gaping of scar at two places, and a second gaping even after getting it repaired 2 weeks back.

Since you are slightly over weight and with the possibility of unintentionally you must have lifted heavy weights, there can be an association with your gaping hernia.
Medically such a condition is known as incisional hernia.
I suggest you get an ultrasound scan of yor scar in the abdominal wall and look for the internal giving awal of the abdominal wall. Once this is assessed, the surgeon can put a mesh and repair the region. This will be a curative treatment.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 20 Jun 2013
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