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Hernia In Women After C Section
Yes: Hernias, or holes in the abdominal wall though which abdominal contents can protrude, can be present without having surgery. In fact, almost all pregnant women get a hernia at the belly button, but this usually does not cause problems, or need to be repaired. Consider repair if enlarging or painful. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had a hernia as a child & if I ever have kids & have to have a c- section, will I be cut in the same place since it left a scar?
Hernia and c/section: If you had an inguinal hernia (hernia in the groin) or a umbilical hernia (hernia around your belly button) then unfortunately they would not go through the same scar. Typically the c/section scar is right above your pubic bone. Generally the OB keeps it small and in a spot that would be hidden by a bikini. ...Read more
C-section 4 1/2 wks ago how long does it take for your incision to heal internally? When is it safe to workout & lift weights? I don't want a hernia
Should be ok: You should be ok after 4 weeks, but you need to start slow and gradually increase over at least the next 2 weeks. ...Read more
I had a c section with my first child and after a year got a hernia but I want to get pregnant this year, should I repair it first or do it afterwards?
I had a c-section last year and recently got a hernia on the right side of my groin area I want to get pregnant again this year so should I get the hernia fixed now then get pregnant or should I get pregnant with the hernia and afterwords get it fixed?
I ha a C-section a few weeks ago and now have a big lump about 2 inches above my scar. Is this a hernia and is it dangerous?
After my c section my stomach has been bloated real bad and pains. What concerns me too is that I have a hernia and I think it has got bigger.
I have incisional hernia of 0.9cm from my c section. What should I do? Should I go for operation? Will I be able to conceive after hernia operation?
I had hernia surgery with mesh repair in 2011 I'm pregnant now due in sept I want to know about complications and if I will beable to have a c section?
Likely to have...: No complications. Depends somewhat on what type of hernia and where the mesh was placed. The mesh should be well healed in place at the hernia surgery site. A c-section, if needed, would also likely be alright as well and the mesh not as issue, but need to discuss in detail with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Would a C-section be better this time since my first pregnancy caused me to have femoral hernias on each side?
Not on the internet: I am sorry to report but this specific question has to be answered by a professional who has examined you and knows your full history. It is a very valid question but must be asked of the doctor caring for you. ...Read more
I had double inguineal hernia surgery as a baby. I am now 25 and plan to start trying for a baby soon. Will this affect my pregnancy? Would it involve repairing the mesh afterwards? Would a C-section disturb the mesh?
Inguinal hernia: Different areas from a c-section. No disturbance ...Read more
How can I determine whether this painful lump on my right side under my c-section, is a femoral hernia or cancer?
See a doctor: Have a physical examination with you obstetrician or your doctor to see what you may have. ...Read more
What to do my stomach seems swollen 9mis after my c section I look like I'm 3mos pregnant also I have a hernia from previous baby?
I have been diagnosed with femoral hernia in right groin region. I had c-section in Aug'14. which surgery would be fine for me (laproscopy or open)?
For a femoral hernia laparoscopic repair has definitely showed superiority over open. The recurrence rate for open is still too high the laparoscopic repair have less than 5% recurrence comparing to 35% for open and pain is definitely less with laparoscopic than open
This information only apply to the femoral hernia ...Read more
Umbilical Hernia surgery with local and sedation. How quickly does sedation wear off? Is recovery very painful? Similar to c section? Walk easily?
Umbilical hernia: Sedation usually wears off in a few hours depending on which local they used. The recovery is similar to C-section. Make sure to stay on top of the pain. Watch out for constipation. Start off with bland foods and work your way back to a normal diet. Drink plenty of fluids. Monitor for signs of infection (redness, pain, swelling, and fever). Hope this helps. ...Read more
My sister 21 yrs old. She was gaving birth by C section bikini line 4 months ago. But last month she had Inguinal hernia. Is that cause by CS her hernia?
Hi, I had a c section on 7/22/2016 I have a lump next to my belly button my obgyn said it might be a periumbilical hernia how do I know if it is?
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
I think I have a hernia. What are the symptoms? Is it necessary to have surgery right away? I had a c-section with a horizontal incision about 16 years ago. There is a slight bulge (golf ball to tangerine size) on my lower abdomen near the left end of whe
Consult a surgeon: Please see your primary care or your ob/gyn first but if the lump only appeared recently then it may not be related to your c-section. It could be an inguinal hernia or a femoral hernia and you will need a consultation and treatment by a surgeon. If indicated they may order a scan to rule out other issues or confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi, I had a c section on 7/22/2016 I have a lump next to my belly button my obgyn referred me to a surgeon for a periumbilical hernia I have an apt on?
I had an inguinal hernia repaired with mesh in my lower left abdomen. .. I am 25 weeks pregnant. .. Will I have any complications? C section?
Inguinal mesh: Any foreign object can cause problems. However the frequent prenatal visits you will have during your pregnancy should prevent anything serious from occurring. Remember to alert your OB to the presence of the mesh, so they can assess you for any swelling or discomfort in the left inguinal area. Here's to a happy, healthy baby! ...Read more
In June 2014 operated for inguinal hernia a mesh was inserted. Now 37 weeks pregnant, is it safe to deliver vaginally or should I ask for a C-section?
Inguinal hernia: Vaginally could still be ok, better ask your doctor what he or she prefers under your circumstances ...Read more
I have a hernia! Is it safe for me to go biking, walking or dancing? Do you have other suggestions for activities? I have an abdominal hernia about 3cm in my lower abdomen, by a 16 yr. Old c-section. No pain at this point just a dull sensation. I was als
As tolerated: Activity level should be limited by pain and discomfort, not by a fear it will get worse. The hernia can be mistaken for it be an inguinal hernia which has a different technique of repair. In either case, there is a risk that it will get worse unexpectedly. The risk of observation and operation are low, and you should see a general surgeon for a consult to make an informed decision. Good luck! ...Read more
4wks since csection and I eventually want to go back to lifting weights and cross fit but I'm scared of getting a hernia.?
6 weeks: You should be waiting at least 6 weeks, and I usually recommend 8 weeks before lifting weights after a C-Section. Remember, it is major abdominal surgery and you need to give your body time to heal. When you do start exercising, start out light and listen to your body. Cross fit is okay as long as you feel okay after you do it. Don't overdo it. ...Read more
4 wks since my csection & I'm planning to wait 8 -9 wks before I start working out with lifting weights and cross fit. Will I get a hernia?
My hernia has went back inside and won't come out. I have had it for 2 year. It is fairly small and located next to my csection scar.?
Small incisional: Hernias it can happen, omentum (fat apron) covers the opening, . I you have no pain can leave it alone speak to your surgeon. ...Read more
Does having a mesh that repaired a unbilical hernia afftect a pregnancy? Can there be cimplication if birth is via csection?
Usually not: During the C-section your surgeon will avoid the area, most of the time is not a problem. ...Read more
How is umbilical hernia recovery compared to csection recovery. Have 5 kids under 7 and no help. Can surgery be done with local not general?
2 weeks, local OK: Recovery from umb. hernia repair is about 15 days in most cases. That would be no lifting more than 10 lbs and no physical exercise except walking. Can be done with mild sedation and local, and I have performed this using just local in a trim, motivated patient. Good luck. ...Read more
I've had pain in my abdomen since my csection of twins. No hernia detected. Laying down and pressing on belly button there is a huge hole in abdomen?
Could be a hernia: This depends on what you mean by huge hole. Some people will have a hernia at the belly button called an umbilical hernia that can be repaired as a simple surgical procedure. Others have a separation of the muscles called a diastasis. This can also be fixed surgically but is cosmetic in nature. This diastasis is not isolated to the belly button. ...Read more