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Do All Overweight Women Require A C Section
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
Are dissolvable stitches possible instead of staples even if i'm overweight for C-section external closure?
During evening, chasing son, heart rate drops to 60 or below. Chest pain, headaches, stomach pains. Overweight, 19 yrs old. C-section 2012. Cause?
I had csection in feb. Bloodtests in april Alt 54& 2wks latr 90 n 2 dys 105. All other liver tests clear but am overweight? Doc said ultrasound next.
8wks pp I haven't felt it yet but a lot of women after c-section feel pulling pains even years after why? And will I feel pulling pains ?
You may not feel it.: Some women after C-section forms adhesions (scar tissue) between the uterus and the abdominal wall. As the uterus returns to it's normal (smaller) size the scar tissue places tension on the abdominal wall by the incision and produces a ;pulling' pain. Most women do not form these 'severe' scar tissue and they do not get this pain. Therefore, you may not feel this pain. ...Read more
Lots!: You won't see any of the stitches (sutures) used to close up your insides, eg uterus, bladder flap, etc. Even then, you may need several layers of stitches just to bring your skin & underlying tissue together - and you better not see any of these stitches! the only ones you're likely to see are the staples used to keep everything together superficially while you heal on the inside. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a surgery like a c-section which require cutting through a muscle effect the muscle strength?
Muscles aren't cut: Most c-sections use pfannensteil incisions where the rectus muscles are divided in the midline, stretched to the sides & rarely cut. Therefore, once you've healed, strength can return to normal. If the muscle is cut, it's usually repaired and once it's healed (6-8 weeks) you can work on regaining normal muscle strength. ...Read more
Argue?/Dicuss?: I don't have all the information but i think a discussion is a better word. There are reasons people need c/s's and it sounds like someone really feels you need one. If you have a very large baby and the chance of a shoulder dystocia is great, then the person wanting you to have the c/s may be concerned because liability.. ...Read more
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