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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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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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 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.?

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.?

Hernia: Unlikely related to your cs unless you've developed possibly a hernia. It's worth getting a physical exam and possible invading pending the exam ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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?

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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This is my first cycle after 2nd csection having sharp pains low left abdomen hard to move is this normal?

This is my first cycle after 2nd csection having sharp pains low left abdomen hard to move is this normal?

Not normal: Please see the doc who did the csection, u mayha an ovarian cyst, scar tissue or other problems, u need an evaluation. ...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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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 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

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13weeks preg. Having sharp pains on my lower and top area of stomach. Is this normal? I had a c-section 10 months ago.

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

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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

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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