Even if the scar(s) you have right now aren’t bothering you or don’t seem to cause any issues, they can over time if left unchecked. Scars can put up to 2000 POUNDS of pressure, pull, and stress on the structures they are on and near.
Take a C-Section scar, for example.
Do you know what lies deep to C-Section scars?
Your intestines. Your Bladder. Your Uterus. Your Rectum. Your Low Back. That’s not even talking about the other organs close by…your stomach, appendix, liver, and kidneys.
Did you tear when you gave birth? If you had an episiotomy or tore naturally and needed stitches, you have a scar! Here are some of the things you might notice if you have even the tiniest of scars in your Lady Parts:
Because of how the pelvic floor muscles run, scars from childbirth can impact your sphincter control (think about it….do you have a hard time holding back urine or feces, or maybe even just gas? Do you leak a little or have full blown accidents that are beyond your control?)
Leaking can be embarrassing but scars can also start to negatively impact your quality of life. Believe me, I’ve seen plenty of older women who wish they had taken care of things when they were younger instead of letting it get to the point where it’s limiting simple, everyday activities like grocery shopping.
Scars can be released gently and safely by a specialist physical therapist and you can even learn how to do scar release for yourself. If this sounds like something you’d like to talk about, please reach out! I’d be happy to answer any questions you have, no matter how embarrassing.
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