A palpable subcutaneous mass (lump) near the cesarean scar, is your pain in-sync with the monthly menstrual cycle?
Abdominal wall endometriosis (endometrioma mass) develops in a surgical scar resulting from a Caesarean section. While commonly seen in the cutaneous and subcutaneous fat tissue at the Caesarean scar level, it also found intramuscular. This overlooked cesarean risk is often never included as a possible diagnostic even when symptoms and lump make the diagnostic easy. Doctors easily diagnose these painful lumps without further testing as: Lipoma, Scar Tissue, Hernia, etc. It’s thought to be a “rare risk” but many cases go without being reported or diagnosed properly. With Cesarean procedure on the rise this “rare risk” happens more often than we all think. All medical literature states abdominal wall endometriosis is a cesarean risk. It can happen in women with no prior or current endometriosis.
To find unbiased case reports from all over the world about this condition visit: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed
I wished I had this info-graphic back in the days when I was going through it and none of my diagnostic made sense. After my surgery I’ve made my mission to inform the public of this overlooked cesarean risk so that it can be diagnosed and treated in time.
To view info-graphic click on the image bellow: