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Digestive Problems After C Section
Very, very rare: A true bowel obstruction is a mechanical blockage of the small intestine, usually due to scar tissue (adhesions) from prior surgery. An ileus is a functional obstruction of the intestine often due to inflammation within the abdominal cavity. While I have seen women with an ileus after c-sections, the only time I have seen a woman with an obstruction was associated with crohn's disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. If your pain is specifically in your c section scar you should schedule an examination to evaluate for an incisional hernia and other causes ...Read more
Too soon : It's too soon to determine the need for a c section at 33 weeks. Your baby could still change its position over the next 5-6 weeks. If your baby remains transverse or becomes breech late in pregnancy, you will need a c section. However, it is simply too early to tell right now. Discuss this with your obgyn. Good luck! ...Read more
No and Yes: Having gestational diabetes does not mean that you will have to have a cesarean section. Lots of gestional diabetics deliver vaginally. Important to control your blood sugar because uncontrolled diabetes can lead to large babies which do need a cesarean. All gestational diabetics on medication typically deliver by 39 weeks or undergo induction at 39 weeks. One week prior to one's due date. ...Read more
Bleeding nine days after a D & C after removal of placental fragments. Also still crampy. Is this normal??? 5 weeks postpartum.
Not usually: Early after surgery there may be some fatty food intolerance, with abdominal cramping or diarrhea. Usually that resolves in a few weeks, if it happens at all. There is about a 1 in 400 chance of having persistent diarrhea after eating, which may not be specifically related to fatty foods. ...Read more
Not likely: Multiple c/sections do not cause early menopause. Multiple c/sections are unlikely to cause infertility unless there there was a complication such as an infection, lots of blood loss or an injury to the fallopian tubes. Otherwise fertility is not affected by c/sections. Multiple c/sections do slightly increase your chances of complications during pregnancy such as abruption and accreta. ...Read more
1st csection 4wks ago I've read what issues Csec cause numbness scar tissue adhesions hernias intestinal issues ect do all women have these problems?
Not all women: Those are potential negative consequences as a result of a c/s, but most women do not experience any of these issues. Numbness at the site of the scar is probably more common than the other things listed, which are rare. If you are concerned about anything, call and see your OBGYN. ...Read more
After root canal treatment, iam worried using clindamycin.Warning about intestinal problems clostridium difficile. Symptoms may occur weeks after use?
Don't Worry: Clindamycin (cleocin) is commonly given for dental infection in individuals with an allergy to penicillin or keflex. It's also given for more severe infections with swelling. Very few people get c-diff. Usually with early symptoms the medication can be stopped without a problem. Ask you dentist why you need this antibiotic? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can pregnancy cause muscle/ligament damage to hips/back? Had some aches /pains there since having baby by c section 4 months ago.
Maybe: Sometimes, the pressure of the pregnant uterus lying on various pelvic nerves, blood vessels and muscles can produce temporary impairments that usually resolve spontaneously shortly after the pregnancy is completed. The joints and ligaments are soften by the hormones of pregnancy to allow the pelvic bones to separate in labor without damage. Evaluation is recommended at 4 months post C/section. ...Read more
Better to wait: Carbonated beverages have a tendency to increase gas/bloating in the belly. Most people recovering from surgery, especially abdominal surgery, are better off waiting to consume these beverages while the intestines regain normal function. Gas/bloating in this case will worsen pain/discomfort. More information about your case in a consult may help better guide a personalized timeline. ...Read more
Spotting between menstral cycles after a c section 10 months ago. Hormonal problem or ???? Yearly exams are normal.
Breastfeeding?: If you at breastfeeding it is common for you to have irregular periods or spotting between periods until a few months after your child weans. I usually advise my patients that they can expect about 6 months to a year of odd periods after birth. If you are otherwise healthy and your physical exam and PAP at normal I wouldn't worry too much. You could try birth control pills to help regulate cycles. ...Read more
C-Reactive Protein 24 mg/L for 3 months, first time despite history Hep C. Crushing fatigue 2 weeks and gastro issues. Cud b Candida yeast overgowth?
Not sure about yeast: No test result can be evaluated out of the context in which it was ordered.What kind of symptoms prompted the study? What are your underlying medical conditions (that may predispose you to intestinal yeast)? If you are in the midst of a GI evaluation, have they ruled out inflammation, other infections, ischemic pathology, as well as motility disorders? Is hepatitis C under treatment & with what? ...Read more
Will having another baby 17 months after having a sacroilliac joint fracture due to childbirth effect next pregnancy? Will have c section..
What's the best way to tone abdominal muscles after having 3 c sections and two laproscopic surgeries?
Core strengthening: A good trainer can show u.Get a more detailed answer ›
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