Abdominal scar tissue can form an abdominal adhesion, which is painful, states MedicineNet. Abdominal adhesions are bands of scar tissue that may form in the abdomen after abdominal surgery and can cause varied amounts of pain.
Abdominal adhesions vary in severity, states MedicineNet. Mild adhesions may not cause any symptoms, while severe adhesions may cause complete intestinal obstructions that require immediate attention. Treatment for these adhesions is often surgical. A surgeon can remove adhesions and excess scar tissue to reduce a patient's pain and discomfort. If a patient does not develop abdominal adhesions, then they may not experience pain at the abdominal scar once it heals completely.