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Hard Stomach After C Section
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 had twins 2 yrs ago v.. c section after that upper stomach been hard. No pain through. Do u happen to know what it might be.?
Abdominal lump on right side. It above my pelvic area a few inches on top of my c section. It's painful and kinda firm.?
Can't tell,: Several possibilities, may or may not be related to the C section wound/scar, you need to be examined, or have a virtual consult with Healthtap, good luck ...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.?
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
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 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 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
go hoosiers. ...Read more
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?
This is my first cycle after 2nd csection having sharp pains low left abdomen hard to move is this normal?
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
13weeks preg. Having sharp pains on my lower and top area of stomach. Is this normal? I had a c-section 10 months ago.
Can be normal: At 13 weeks some pains are normal. As long as there hasn't been any bleeding then this is usually ok. Se your doc if the pain gets worse or you see any bleeding or spotting. ...Read more
Any recommendations to tighten loose abdominal skin non surgically? Left with a bit of a "sag" after my lovely c section
I can not offer...: ...much encouragement here. Clearly the definitive treatment for sagging abdominal fat/skin or panniculus is surgical. Unfortunately, this area of skin stretch and fat deposition is quite resistant to mobilization by diet and exercise. Abdominal strengthening exercises seem to have much more effect on the upper abdominal musculature. Carefully consider the pros/cons/risks/costs of surgery. ...Read more
Hi, I just had a little boy five days ago by c-section. I was wondering if I could wrap my stomach or buy a stomach girdle?
Abd binder: Check with your primary surgeon. There are many products marketed as abdominal binders for post-cesarean use. If you have no contraindications, this may be a great option. You can find them even at places like babies r us. ...Read more