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Oct 30, 2008
engin117
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c-section pain 18 months later
So the OB told me that yes it was stitches sticking out of my 17 month old c-section scar. The stitches had fallen out in the shower, but left 2 new open wounds. The OB looked at the operation report and told me that they had put the wrong thread.

The one that they used was only for external use and was a very long lasting un-dissolvable thread.

The OB wasn't concerned in the least, or at least acted as if he wasn't. He said normally there would be more cause for concern, but since I had been on antibiotics for 3 weeks already (for lyme's disease) that I shouldn't have to worry about infection.

Here we are maybe a week or 2 after that appt. I am in a great deal of pain and 2 more stitches have popped through. I called, but was told we have already been down that road and there is no cause for concern.

I am still on antibiotics for Lyme's disease, but I feel so exhausted and run down. I am feeling very weak. Yesterday, I was so tired I fell asleep sitting up.

What would u do in this situation? Would it concern u that the wrong thread was used and now the doctor wants nothing to do with u?

Oct 30, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
I would get a second opinion. They might be dodging you because of wrong-doing on their part. I can tell you that, while I had staples and no problems with healing, my scar is still painful almost 20 months later. It has to do with the nerve damage associated with the scar. Some days are worse than others, but sometimes if I stretch the wrong way, OUCH! I also have SERIOUS numbness in my abdomen, something I did not realize would happen, and was not told about prior. I imagine the Lyme's Disease is causing your exhaustion. That, and caring for Meggy. I'm always exhausted these days, and have to fight to stay awake at work. It just plain sucks! I hope you feel better soon. Get that second opinion!!! HUGS
Oct 30, 2008
ethan's mom
Meridith
Mom to Ethan, born 4/23/08. Diagnosed with Reflux at about 1 month, started medicating with Zantac, which wasn't helpful for us. At about 2.5 months, we started on Prevacid, twice a day, and that is working much better.
Ethan is breastfed and has a few solids that he is enjoying very much.
I'm sorry that you are struggling, between the stitches, the Lyme Disease, and caring for Meggy you must be exhausted. I'd get a second opinion, just for your own peace of mind. It'd help to be able to cross one worry off of your list. :)
Oct 30, 2008
b-girl
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
I'm sorry that you are ging thru his. My c-sec. scar still hurts also after 21 months. There really isn't cause for concern from a medical point of view unless your pain persists or increases. If that's the case go see someone else. Still, as if you need more s*#t going on right now!!! HUGS
Oct 30, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Personally, I'd get a second opinion. Even if I had to go to the er to get it. I wouldn't be satisfied with his answer. Hugs!
Oct 30, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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I would def get a second opinion. Just seems like it can cause problems if not now down the road...good luck!
Oct 30, 2008
b-girl
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
Just want to emphasis the "if your pain persists or gets worse" to go and seek help. And by the sounds of it your pain is pretty bad..Right?
Oct 30, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
I think I'd get a second opinion as well. I'm sorry you're having such a rough time :-(
Oct 30, 2008
engin117
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Thank you so very much everyone.

Yes, the pain is pretty bad. I have dealt with a tonsillectomy that went wrong, and migraines and many other pains, but never expected a routine c-section to cause so much pain.

Have a great evening and thanks for your support.

Oct 31, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
*hugs* hope you can get someone to help you, sorry you are hurting. P.S. did you see the thread below on corn free formula? i just thought I would let you know that Adriane and morgan's mom has a formula they use- check it out- i think of little meggy every day
Oct 31, 2008
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
I am so sorry you are going through this right now. I would get a second opinion. The ER sounds like a good idea.

I sure hope you feel better soon.

Prayers your way.

Oct 31, 2008
mollybeth
Cooper was born 12/19/07. Birth weight: 7lbs10oz. Weight as of 2/11: 8lbs9oz. 6/23: 14lbs12oz! Struggling again 12mo: 18lbs. Breast Fed exclusively, on strict elimination diet until Dec 08. MSPI as well as other food intolerances Diagnosed w/ GER at 5 days following barium swallow. Choking with apnea spells. Ftt. dx w/ Laryngomalacia following brochoscopy 1/29. Aspiration. apnea monitor until 5mo. pH probe 1/29 showed severe reflux. Sandifers Syndrome. lbrady and tackycardia. echo and EKG 2/18: Came back normal! Swallow study 2/29: some NG reflux. Unexplained seizure 4/1. Negative CF sweat test 4/4! EGD 11/19: reflux damage in esophagus. pH probe 11/19, reflux improved. Safe foods: pears, apples, peas, rice, small amounts of chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
Currently drinking Elecare vanilla 30cal/oz and breastmilk.
Meds: Nexium 10mg 2x daily. Carafate as needed, miralaxx as needed, probiotics daily
I actually just started seeing a pt who specializes in pelvic pt for my endo, possible IC and pelvic floor weakness. She is working on my episiotomy scar too as it causes me a great deal of pain. you might look into pelvic pt as they could probably help you w/ your scar and some of your other issues.
Nov 01, 2008
mommy2628
My 1st section was Aug 2003. Since then I have had 2 others. I have 2 different incision sites. They did sx on my 1st cut before I got preg with Braddy. It didn't help the pain though. After him then stapled me closely but it still busted open and causes ALOT of pain. With the twins she stapled so close some were overlapping. It still busted after they removed the staples 12 days later and got infected. Today although the infection is gone by the time evening comes I am in so much pain it brings tears to my eyes. Although I know it is from nerve damage as previously said I pray with my total hystorectomy in Dec that some pain issues may resolve. Praying you get relief soon.
Nov 01, 2008
nicholasmom
Renee, mother to Nicholas, born 4/18/08 with silent reflux, moderate laryngomalacia, Sandifer's Syndrome& suspected MSPI. On Neocate, Simply Thick and Prevacid. Also mother to Nathan, born 12/06/06, who had mild reflux the first few months.
I would probably ask another MD, maybe call your primary and see what he/she thinks-if it's something to be concerned about or not. Sorry your so exhausted. I would also attribute that to the Lyme disease and carring for Meggy. Good luck.
Check with your
doctor first!