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I am 16 weeks pregnant with my 4th child. i have had all c sections with my previous pregnancies. i keep having very sharp pains in my lower right stomach when i yawn, stretch or move a certain way. could this be from scar tissue from previous c sections

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Correct.: You should consider having your tubes tied with this pregnancy - four c-sections is too much for anyone. You are correct that your sensation is most likely from stretching of the scar tissue inside your pelvis. Seek maternal-fetal medicine care to assure placenta accreta is not present (life-threatening complication of multiple c-sections) and good luck!
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes or hernia: There are many reasons that you could be experiencing pain such as a traumatic neuroma, hernia, adhesion, cyst, keloid, and more. I would first discuss with your gynecologist for their recommendation or impression.

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