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Can You Get A Flat Stomach After C Section
I've had a C-section and I heard the scar stops you from being able to get a flat stomach again. Is this true?
Nope.: A "postpartum potbelly" is usually the result of laxity of the abdominal wall and separation of the rectus abdominus muscles after pregnancy and childbirth. The treatment is an abdominoplasty, in which the muscles are repositioned in the midline and excess skin and fat is removed. This should only be undertaken when you are finished having children. The scar has nothing to do with it. ...Read more
How to reduce my post natal abdomen after c section. I have started using post natal belt after 6 weeks but still I can't get flat stomach.
Exercise: You will need to exercise to achieve a flat stomach after having a baby. Once you have been cleared by your doctor/midwife you should start a regular program. It is not necessary to focus only on your abdominal muscles. Once you are finished breast feeding, start a lower calorie diet if you haven't returned to your prepregnancy weight. Persistance and time will help you get your body back. ...Read more
I had a C-section last week IV got a bad stomach cnt get of the loo is this normal it's everytym I have something to eat?
I had a C-section & had my gallbladder removal 2 years ago I am 185 I wanna be atleast 130 before july I really want my stomach to be flat again help!
Weight management: Congrats your goal of weight loss. Sign up for a free app (my fitness pal) to learn your current calorie intact and tract your exercise. Then cut your total calories by 20 to 40%. Go slow to avoid rebounds. Decrease your gluten, fast carbohydrates and fats. Increase your exercise slowly. Watch your results. Avoid getting frustrated, don't go to fast and good luck. ...Read more
I had a c section 10 weeks ago and since then I have been having sharp pains on my stomach, now everytime I cough I get a pain in my right shoulder?
Cesarean problem: You shouldn't have any problem related to your Cesarean section 10 weeks out. You should see your doctor to make sure something is not wrong. Easy thing to fix is to make sure your bra fits well, especially if you are breastfeeding. One breast tends to be bigger than the other and a poor-fitted bra would make this a problem. ...Read more
I had an emergency C-section 9 months ago and I still can't sleep on my stomach I get bad headaches if I do sleep on my stomach?
Virtual consult: I do not think it is related to your c-section. You should probably see a neurologist. If you want to talk more then please set up a virtual consult. ...Read more
What can I do to get rid of my muffin top I recently had a bby and my stomach is so ugly I had a C-section & my stomach is now hanging over the surgery it frustrates me so much what can I do about it?
I: I think that you can accomplish this with a good diet - eating less. Breastfeeding as long as you can. Getting on a exercise program with a good trainer, and getting proper sleep will work best. Of course getting your schedule in order, so that you have some time available to do these things is paramount. Mothers have a stressful, chaotic, sleep deprived existence. It will take lots of work, planning and courage to get control of this. You can do it. Best wishes. ...Read more
I had a c- section 16 months ago. When I wake up my lower abdominal and lower back hurts and feels sore. Sometimes it's hard for me to get up.?
Had c-section 1.5 yrs ago. Now when I lie down or if I'm lieing down & sit up, I get sharp pains on the right hand side of my stomach. What could it b?
I think I have diastasis postpartum after a c section. How do I get rid if it? My stomach is poked out in my upper abdomen and I am 3 mth post delive
FemaleLate50's wants to get liposuction done. It's been hard for her to lose weight. Looks bloated, feels pain bear ribs. Has had c-section done. Safe?
Liposuction: Is not a good approach to weight loss. It can be used to help sculpt one's figure. ...Read more
Why is it difficult to lose weight after c-section or have flat abs again? When is it ok to workout your abs?
Ur body does change: & U get older so it is hard but not impossible. U need proper diet, & as soon as Ur Surgeon gives U the go sign. Then a well balanced exercise program, both cardio & weight training, & concentrate on abs. Ease into it, C an AT-C @ a health club, 1 on 1 to set up a program 2 fit Ur abilities & needs. Keep track of cal in Cal out & keep a neg balance. Takes time & dedication, GO 4 IT! !! ...Read more
Trying to get a flat stomach; I don't want to lose weight because I think it'd look way too skinny. Should I do toning excersises?
Abs: To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more
By reducing fat.: The legs, stomach, waist and thighs are common problem areas when it comes to fat accumulation. To reduce weight or fat in those areas, you must reduce your overall body fat level. A safe weight loss rate is 1 to 2 pounds per week, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Start and maintain a well-rounded exercise program combined with a healthy diet to lose overall body weight. ...Read more
First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used
4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost.
Eat less, exercise more.
Learn from mistakes on why that didn't work out.
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http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/98691-ab-exercises-desk/ also helpful ...Read more
Yes and no: Yes, initially until the sutures are healed and muscle tone returns. No, if it is post C/section after 2 months and the OB MD says it's OK to resume most physical activities. At that point you can start an exercise program and rid yourself of extra abdominal fat and regain muscle tone. ...Read more
Post C-sxn Weight: First, do not start any rigorous activity until you are released at 6wks postop. Tissue needs time to heal before you strain it. Natural calorie burners such as breast feeding your baby would be of benefit at this stage. You can do some light walking, and initiate healthy eating now, and after released at 6 wks, begin an exercise regimen that strengthens your core. ...Read more
Loss of muscle tone: During a c-section, the long muscles of the abdominal wall are cut by incision. By cutting the muscles, nerves to the muscles can be damaged leading to atrophy of the muscles. Repair of the incision involves sutures. The surgical repair of the incisions can only approximated 80-90% of the original strength of the original tissues. Thus over time the wall may bulge or herniate. ...Read more
Not related: Stomach size would not be related to childbirth almost a year ago. You and your doctor could evaluate your weight, post partum weight loss, uterine size, intestinal function and the many other causes of a large stomach. ...Read more
Stict caloric restic: Restriction, exercise helps and is godo for you but the key is caloric restriction and I tell all my pts u can exercise but no abdominal exercise like crunches or situps for 4 months after the c-section, u can tear up the rectus abdominal muscle if u start too soon, u can do arms legs back, chest, everything else. ...Read more
Yes: May take as long as 2 mos to 'feel normal'. A lot of tissue has to heal, follow the PO instructions and see your obgyn about any concerns you have. ...Read more
Yes.: This is a somewhat common occurrence with c-sections. If you are still having these symptoms two years after the procedure, most likely it will be permanent. ...Read more
6 months post c-section and my stomach still hurts and is kind of hard and or firm. Is this normal?
6 months post op: At 6 months post op you should be fully recovered from your c section. If you are experiencing abdominal pain then this should be evaluated by your doctor. It is not clear what is meant by your abdomen being hard or firm. A doctor should do an exam to better understand what you are referring to. ...Read more
I have a friend that has serious pains with her stomach. The pains became intense after a c-section?
Have her see MD: Your friend needs to see a MD and be examined to determine the source of her pain as there are many medical possibilities for this issue. ...Read more
I have gain a lot weight after my c-section 2years ago, especially abdominal, what can I need to do to reduce my weight?
8wks pp from c-section & noticed weird sensation inside my stomach it's not painful just weird little sensation I can't explain how it feels?
Wait it out: It may be just your internal organs readjusting to a non-pregnant state. If there is no pain, just wait it out and talk to your doctor at the next visit so that s/he may examine you. ...Read more
I had my C-section 3 years and my lower abdominal area gets really inflamed and hot alot. Incision looks fine but inside it hurts. What causes this?
Cold sensation in abdomen are is it related to nerves locate in the abdomen? I have had two c-section last one was july 2011 could it be from scar tis
It could be:
May be other causes, but after c-section nerves can be disrupted and more frequently can get numbness which usually resolves over time as nerves grow back slowly but please call your OB for an evaluation
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Lump in the abdomen without pain, I gave barth in 2002 with c, section and now about two months ago I felt lump in my abdmen but I don't fell fain, please?
U should do no abdom: No abdominal exercises for 4 months after the csection, then u can, u can exercise everything else, but a big workout person wrote a book about that after she tore up herab muscles cause she started doing abs too soon. You should get a trainer to guide you with that or there are plenty of exercise books. ...Read more
I have bumpiness in my stomach its just been 3months scinnce my c-section. ..i don't knw wht is it and its been 2months I hvnt got my periods?
Need to be examined: Your question is hard to answer without a physical examination. Make an appointment with your physician. Congratulations on your baby and good luck ...Read more
Your Aorta: Any time a doc hears about a "pulsating" area in the abdomen, the Abdominal Aorta should come to mind, as that is often palpable and can at times be seen as a pulsatile area through the abdomen (which is a normal variant often). Get eval to be sure that is all it is. Best wishes. ...Read more
Surgery hurts: Pain is expected right after surgery. As one goes through the recovery period pain should improve each day. Your surgeon should guide you through post op pain management. Typically a brief prescription for narcotic pain medication is given with guidance on how to take it. If you feel your pain is out of the ordinary then an evaluation by your doctor is warranted ...Read more
If there: Is no pain then there is no danger in sleeping on your stomach. ...Read more
What can I do if my stomach after a c- section is still sticking out, some exercises that can help?
Cardio Mix: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you lose stomach fat, if any. To lose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more
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