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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?

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

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I had an emergency c-section; can my abdomen ever get flat or get feeling back in it?

I had an emergency c-section; can my abdomen ever get flat or get feeling back in it?

Yes!: During your stat c-section some nerve ending were transected and will take some time to get the feeling back, however a flat tummy after a c/s is certainly possible and the reason most stars opt for it. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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 last week IV got a bad stomach cnt get of the loo is this normal it's everytym I have something to eat?

Pills side effects?: You may have stomach upset from the pain medications like Ibuprofen
please do not use pain medication, specially on empty stomach
zantac 150 twice a day (may buy over the counter) may help
if still not better please see your physician. ...Read more

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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!

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Unusual: Without an exam, this is difficult to say why this is happening. It is very unusual to have this sort of problem 16 months after surgery. Follow up with gynecologist ...Read more

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Hi, I get sciatic pain in butt and legs but I am feeling that pain across my stomach, is that normal? I also ran for the 1st in a year post C-section

Not really: The sciatic nerve doesn't provide sensation to the abdominal region. Either you have a pinched nerve in an atypical area, such as upper lower back or there is a problem in your abdomen, such as a gynecologic problem. You need a good exam. ...Read more

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Why is it difficult to lose weight after c-section or have flat abs again? When is it ok to workout your abs?

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

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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?

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

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How can I lose weight off my thighs and stomach (like get a flat stomach)?

How can I lose weight off my thighs and stomach (like get a flat stomach)?

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

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What's an effective way to lose weight and get a flat stomach while also exercising and dieting?

What's an effective way to lose weight and get a flat stomach while also exercising and dieting?

Tricky: 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.
https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/1708440999? token=378a5145
abdominal toning
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/98691-ab-exercises-desk/ also helpful ...Read more

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Do you have a saggy stomach after a C-section?

Do you have a saggy stomach after a C-section?

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

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What can I do to lose my stomach 4wks post c section?

What can I do to lose my stomach 4wks post c section?

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

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Why do I have a loose stomach after caesarean section?

Why do I have a loose stomach after caesarean section?

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

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Is it normal that my stomach feels hard after my c- section?

Is it normal that my stomach feels hard after my c- section?

Depends: It really depends. It cAn be normal, or it could be very abnormal. Check around the incision site to see if there is any drainage, or tenderness. If there is, you should call you OB doctor and have it checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is it my stomach is big, I am c-section last march 8, 2012?

Why is it my stomach is big, I am c-section last march 8, 2012?

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

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What should I do to shed weight in your stomach after a c-section?

What should I do to shed weight in your stomach after a c-section?

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

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My stomach is still sensitive to the touch 4wks post c section. Is this normal?

My stomach is still sensitive to the touch 4wks post c section. Is this normal?

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

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Is it normal after 2 yrs of having a c-section to still have abdominal numbness.

Is it normal after 2 yrs of having a c-section to still have abdominal numbness.

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

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6 months post c-section and my stomach still hurts and is kind of hard and or firm. Is this normal?

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

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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

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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

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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

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

go hoosiers. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Hard to say: Without doing an exam, it is impossible to say what that is. You probably need to consult with your gynecologist or primary care physician. ...Read more

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I need to tighten my stomach. I had a c-section & hystertomy and was cut up and down?

Rectus muscles: If you have your skin incision up and down your internal incision is most likely up and down as well. Ab exercises should help, but if you have a bulge in that area you may need to be evaluated for a rectus diastasis (separation of abdominal muscle wall.). ...Read more

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What is the best way to tighten and tone my stomach after having a c-section?

What is the best way to tighten and tone my stomach after having a c-section?

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

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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?

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

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Upper stomach is pulsating. 12 weeks postpartum, had a C-section what could it be?

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

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Why do I have all around abdominal pain after my c section?

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

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How long does it take swelling in my stomach to go down after 2nd c-section?

How long does it take swelling in my stomach to go down after 2nd c-section?

Months: Typically several months. Some people always have a little bulge there afterwards unless really diligent on diet and exercise with lots of abdominal work. ...Read more

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What can I do if my stomach after a c- section is still sticking out, some exercises that can help?

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