What's the biggest scar on your body?

United States
July 14, 2007 7:54pm CST
Until I had my C-section, the biggest scar on my body was the three inch one on my middle finger. Got that one when I was a kid, from a broken piece of glass. Now, lets just say I won't go to the beach in a two piece bikini! At least they gave me the bikini cut! Yikes! Overall, I'm a pretty clumsy person, so it's not that unusual to get nicks and scrapes on my hands daily. My hands are a road map of pain, as they say!So, how about you? What is the biggest scar on your body?
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
15 Jul 07
My biggest scar is from my c-section. I was really sick with my son and they had to do an emergency c-section. My son weighed 11 lbs 4 oz..Unfortunately it is not a bikini cut but that doesn't matter to me. I just had an abdominal hysterectomy and I told them to use the same incision as my c-section..It measures 9 inches..
• United States
15 Jul 07
Oh my! You poor thing! I was super lucky when they gave me the C-section. They let me go through almost 24 hours of induced labor, heavily medicated, and mostly asleep and then happily announced that they were just going to take the baby out by C-section anyway. Thanks a lot fellows for not coming to the obvious conclusion in the first place. Wow! The amazing things us mommies do for our babies. It always boggles my mind as to why men don't literally worship us. We are the heros of our society, you know that right? Best of luck with your babies! I am sure they know how lucky they are to have such a good mommy.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
15 Jul 07
I did the long labor thing also. He was born 3 weeks early and considered a preemie.. 11 lbs. 4 oz. is a big preemie..LOL. After the doctor broke my water he only thought the baby would be about 9 lbs. but I was told that when he saw him he said, "holy shi*". My son is 19 now and is 6'5" and his foot size is 16 EEEE. thank you
@DanaMark (807)
• United States
16 Jul 07
My biggest scar is on my knee. I was playing hide-and-seek at school when I was in the 3rd grade. I was hiding in the ditch when the teach rang the bell for the end of recess. When I got up I scraped my knee on a broken bottle and put a big gash in it. That was the first time I needed stitches. The scar wouldn't be so big except I tore it loose running before it had completely healed.
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@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
15 Jul 07
I'm the same as you. I didn't have any big scars until I had my first c-section. Its a bikini cut so its low. I am thankful that they were able to cut on the same cut this time around. I seen on the discovery channel once a girl had to have a cut up to her belly button. Yikes.
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@AmbiePam (56666)
• United States
15 Jul 07
The biggest scar on my body is on my upper right arm. About seven years ago I was in a car accident. A man ran me off the road and my car flipped four time. I ended up with second and third degree burns on my upper right arm. It was not huge, but it was definitely obvious. When I first was treated at the hospital, they didn't treat the burn correctly. So later I had reconstructive surgery where they essentially cut out the burn and pulled the skin together and sowed it up. They incisiion was longer than the burn, and it still was an obvious scar. Just less shockingly ugly, LOL.
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• United States
15 Jul 07
Well my biggest scar is actually 2 different surgeries that one scar goes into the other. When I was 18, my appendix was on the verge of rupturing and they did exploratory surgery to make sure that was the problem (which it was). So ok..I have a big scar that was 18 staples long from that. That was in 1987. Then in 1991, I had to have a C-section to give birth to my almost 11 pound son, and that scar was 22 staples long and it goes right into the other scar!!! So it looks like I have one BIG scar but its actually 2. Even though I had the bikini cut, I STILL will NOT wear a 2 piece for ANYTHING or ANYONE LOL
• United States
15 Jul 07
One of the biggest scars that I have on me that is visible is the one that my cat, Topper, made on my left arm. While I was on my laptop 1 or 2 years ago, I noticed Topper near my bed on the left side, and he was sitting still. As I turned, one second later, he jumped on my bed, and at the same time, one of his hind claws dug its way onto my left arm near my elbow, and it was bleeding thickly. It left a lasting scar from where he jumped. Maybe now I better move my arm whenever a cat jumps on my bed when I am on my laptop.
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• United States
15 Jul 07
I have a boil looking thing on my right hand that was a result of sticking a marker cap under my arm when I had a cast. It stayed there for about a month and cut deep hole into my skin.
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
15 Jul 07
Hello beautyqueen26, I don't know whether I should call myself a lucky person or what. As far as I know, I don't have any scars on any of my body parts. Not any that can be seen *smile* Unfortunately, I don't wear bikini and it is very very unlucky people can't see my oh-so-smooth skin. Ha ha!
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@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
15 Jul 07
My biggest or longest scar is 3 1/2 - 4 inches long from an archilles tendon injury. It's ugly but slowly fading. I ruptured my archilles 3 years ago playing Netball - I should not have even bothered being overweight and not young anymore. Oh well, I lived and learned LOL
@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Thanks katesmomma, My twin and I were 5 years of age then!
• United States
24 Jul 07
The biggest scar I have on my body is about the size of a nickel, on my chest. I had to have a mole (birthmark) removed, and it didn't heal properly, so I had to get stitches twice. It healed okay the second time, but the skin is still a different color and you can see where the stitches were.
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
17 Jul 07
Hi, When I was 19 I had a bike accident and landed on my head. I ended up splitting my head open like a melon! Nope...I was not wearing a helmet. Anyways I have a scar on my head which goes from my forehead to the back of my head. This has never really been a problem except for lately because I have just started to lose my hair! I am afraid when I finally do go bald I am going to look like Frankenstein. cheers,
@secretbear (19460)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
the biggest scar I have is a circular scar, about an inch in diameter in my right leg near my calf. I got it when I was still young. but I can't remember how. LOL I also have one in my elbow, but its smaller than the one in my leg. I also don't know how I got it. ^__^ I was told I'm so clumsy when I was little and a bit stubborn. ^__^;; I used to crawl and play under my mother's office table, so I was told. ^__^
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
17 Jul 07
when I was five, i caught on fire from playing with fire.I got severly burned on my right leg from ankle to knee. As clumsy as I can be, it is amazing that it is the only real noticable scar that i have.
• Canada
15 Jul 07
The biggest scar on my body is on my left hand between my middle and index fingers. When I was small I was cutting something and the knife slipped and cut in between my fingers. It didn't hurt too much, it just freaked me out. I went to the hospital but I was alright in the end. I didn't even need stitches!
@LANewton (20)
15 Jul 07
The biggest scar i have is the one on my left knee that goes the full length vertically of my knee. It's about 6 inches long and has two companin scars that are about three inches each. I ontained all of these from my knee surgery to repair my torn anterior cruciate ligament. My body is pretty much covered with scars form my days as a naught child and working on construction sites.
@Bobbz21 (155)
• New Zealand
15 Jul 07
Well besides my c-section scar, my biggest scar would be on my ankle, where I crashed into the trampoline on a motorbike, I forgot to break and rev faster, how clumby is that. I no longer like motorbikes,I think they dangerous.....
• Atlantic City, New Jersey
15 Jul 07
I had spinal menengitus (not sure that is spelled right) when I was 1 years old. The had to put a shunt through me to help the fluid in my spine run both ways- not just up. I have a 3 inch scar on my head, a 2 inch on my stomach and a one inch on my ankle. I also have a 3 inch on my hand from breaking a window way back when.....
@cuddleme01 (2727)
• Philippines
15 Jul 07
i have this scar in my arm. I was a kid when i accidentally placed my arm on a hot frying pan. The scar is like line about an inch long before but now it's less visible. I have other scars too but they are not so obvious, just minor cuts..
@Calais (10898)
• Australia
15 Jul 07
I have a scar across my whole right palm, I was playing cricket and dopey me tripped over a tree root and landed on broken glass..All I remember is that it hurt like hell and I couldnt stop being sick.
@Coolgeth (1215)
• India
15 Jul 07
I have a scar of 3 inch long at my joints in the leg which has happened a long back..I think that is the only scar i have it in my body..Thanks