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What to do if I had a C-section and now my tummy is bulging out. What to do?

What to do if I had a C-section and now my tummy is bulging out. What to do?

Tummy: A bulge in stomach after abdominal surgery or pregnancy could be from splitting the muscles during the procedure (and the muscles weren't sewn back together), a hernia at the umbilicus or fatty tissue from the break in exercise... See your doctor for an exam to determine which you are dealing with and options to solve it.... ...Read more

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After having a baby what perscription cream or supplement would work bet to restore elasticity? I have the C-section lower tummy bulge

After having a baby what perscription cream or supplement would work bet to restore elasticity? I have the C-section lower tummy bulge

Healthy diet: There really isn't a supplement or cream that can improve skin elasticity if you have a healthy diet. There are several vitamin deficiencies like vitamin c deficiency and zinc deficiency that can impair skin strength and elasticity but taking more than a healthy diet contains doesn't really make it better. Skin elasticity returns gradually after a surgical scar. ...Read more

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I had tummy tuck 3 years ago to remove flap caused by C-section, what non surgical procedure can get rid of fat trapped in scar tissue causing bulge?

I had tummy tuck 3 years ago to remove flap caused by C-section, what non surgical procedure can get rid of fat trapped in scar tissue causing bulge?

None is effective: Bulge at scar is result of tissue laxity that developed with time and following acute swelling post op. It is exacerbated by density of the scar and adherence of the scar to underlying tissues that causes tissues to bunch up at that level. It is not just fat. ...Read more

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I had a c-section about 16 months ago. Each time I work or bend down to do something for longer my back becomes stiff and ached, like its useless?

I had a c-section about 16 months ago. Each time I work or bend down to do something for longer my back becomes stiff and ached, like its useless?

Gentle stretches: It's very common for women to start having musculo-skeletal pain after pregnancy. This is often due to the strain of carrying the increasingly heavy baby in a lop-sided way on the hip or carrying a baby car seat off to the side. Gentle yoga is a fabulous way to restore some balance and decrease pain. ...Read more

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After a c-section, how long does it take for feet swelling to go down?

After a c-section, how long does it take for feet swelling to go down?

Few days.: Regardless of mode of delivery (vaginal or abdominal), the excess fluid of pregnancy gets mobilized and diuresed within a few days in normal circumstances. If you have obesity, heart/kidney failure that is not the case and a specialist in high-risk obstetrics should be managing you closely. ...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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How long after a c-section do I have to wait before going swimming?

How long after a c-section do I have to wait before going swimming?

4 to 6 weeks: Many ob-gyn doctors recommend waiting 4-6 weeks to allow proper healing of a c-section incision before going swimming. If a woman "must" go swimming sooner, she should realize that at 2-3 weeks, her wound may look healed but may not be able to withstand repeated stretching or being scraped up along a pool's edge. ...Read more

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I'm going on 2 weeks since my c section how long does it take so I can drive?

Ask your doctor: The doctor who performed your c-section is in the best position to say when you can drive since your doctor knows your full history and any complications that might influence the answer. ...Read more

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I'm. Going on 2 weeks since my c section how long does it take so I can drive?

I'm. Going on 2 weeks since my c section how long does it take so I can drive?

Consult surgeon: Who performed the C-section. If you do not have a follow up appointment for a while, call the office and ask this question. ...Read more

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I am one week post c-section. Is it ok to go up and down stairs? We don't have a bathroom on the the first floor and I don't want to be stuck upstairs

I am one week post c-section. Is it ok to go up and down stairs? We don't have a bathroom on the the first floor and I don't want to be stuck upstairs

Yes: It is generally not harmful to walk up and down the stairs after surgery like a c-section. It may be painful, so try to limit the number of trips. You may find it less uncomfortable to walk down the stairs backwards as it may be less of a strain on your incision. Always have help close by when taking the stairs. ...Read more

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How long would one bleed after c section?

How long would one bleed after c section?

Please ask your OB: Your OB knows u and how the surgery went and should have already told you that before you went home form the hospital, usually u can have the post partum lochia for 3-5 weeks but it should get less and lighter as time goes on and should be done by the 6 weeks post partum exam, if the bleeding is not getting less or if it is increasing please call your OB as u will need to be checked. ...Read more

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How long does an incsion hurt after a c-section?

How long does an incsion hurt after a c-section?

Pain improes: The pain after a cesarean section is the worst the first 2 weeks after a surgery and gradually improves with time. Usually most women are pain free by 4-6 months.
Take medications to help control the pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to wait after a C-section to have anal?

Can you tell me how long to wait after a C-section to have anal?

6 weeks.: All pelvic sexual activity should be suspended until your 6 week visit with your obstetrician for a thorough physical examination and pap smear. Anal sex can cause injury and/or serious (even life threatening) infection if it takes place too soon after a delivery. You should both focus on your newborn at this time and refrain from all pelvic sexual activity! ...Read more

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C-section and recovery time: how long and how can I speed it up?

C-section and recovery time: how long and how can I speed it up?

Varies: 3-4 days is the typical hospital stay after a c-section. A total of 4-6 weeks is usually the complete recovery time although some women take a little longer to recover completely. ...Read more

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How long does stitches takes to heal up after having a c section?

How long does stitches takes to heal up after having a c section?

Typically: Up to six weeks. See your doctor, if you think they are not healing well. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to wear high heels after a c section?

How long do you have to wait to wear high heels after a c section?

High Heels: My answer is as soon as you are well healed and try wearing them and see how they feel. If it doesn't hurt or get a lot of swelling go for it. ...Read more

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How long does it take sutures to dissolve after having a c-section?

How long does it take sutures to dissolve after having a c-section?

It varies.: Most sutures lose strength in 3 weeks and dissolve in three months, but it can vary quite a bit. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stitches to dissolve after havin a c section?

How long does it take for stitches to dissolve after havin a c section?

It depends whjat typ: Type were used, but the healing process is far enough along that you should be able to go back to work in 6 weeks, obviously all of the stitches are absorbable stitches inside and the skin can be closed with staples or glue or an absorbable or non absorbable stitch. ...Read more

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If you have a c-section how long do you have to wait til you can drink a piña colada?

If you have a c-section how long do you have to wait til you can drink a piña colada?

Age 21: Since you are 19 so you will need to wait until you are 21. You should not mix alcholol and pain medication. Once someone is off pain medication there is no issue with small amounts of alcohol after a surgical procedure. If you are breastfeeding then alcohol should be avoided. ...Read more

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How long after a C-section can I be considered for a vbac? I had my son 11-25-11! and im now due 8-28-14

How long after a C-section can I be considered for a vbac? I had my son 11-25-11! and im now due 8-28-14

Depends on variables: Depending on the reason for your first c/section and your subsequent health, you could be ready for a vbac a year or so later. Your doc is the best source for individual assessment. This is usually done in a facility that can easily move you to a surgical suite if any problems are encountered during labor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for internal stitches take to desolve after a c section. It has been 8 months after I had a C-section and my suchers haven't gone?

How long does it take for internal stitches take to desolve after a c section. It has been 8 months after I had a C-section and my suchers haven't gone?

2-3 weeks: Depending on the type of sutures used, they usually take 2-3 weeks to dissolve (unless they used wire-very unlikeley for a c-section). You may be feeling a scar that formed around the suture. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Generally, how long after having a C-section do you feel pain? I am experiencing some pain near the right side of my C-section incision and its been nearly 3 months after having the procedure

Ceasearn: Ceasearn section is an extremely common, but still invasive surgery. In my experience, residual pain is typically worse on the right side of the incision, approximately one-inch above the scar. Most surgeons are right handed, and stand at the right side of the patient. When stitching up the incision, we sew towards us and then tighten the final knot in this area. The pain is typically fromt the fascial layer (the band of tissue one inch beneath the skin surface, that actually holds your abdominal contents in). This pain is generally gone in 6-8 weeks.

Sometimes, a suture may be inadvertantly tightened around one of the nearly invisible nerves in the fascial layer. If this is the case, then it will improve over a number of weeks to months as the suture disolves and releases the nerve. Alternatively, a obgyn can inject some anesthetic (with/without steroid) to the site of pain. In my experience, this is extremely effective. It can also help determine the nature of your pain.

Lastly, collections of fluid/blood/pus may be lurking under the skin. Redness, pain to the touch, foul odor, and leakage are typical symptoms. If this is the case, then the incision needs to be opened and drained.

All symptoms, as you know, depend on your general health and weight prior to the surgery -- as well as your activity level once home with the newborn. Congratulations! ...Read more

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How long to wait to swim after a c section?

Please address: This with your surgeon who will know how your healing is going. ...Read more

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How long do it take to heal after a c section?

How long do it take to heal after a c section?

Varies: 3-4 days is the typical hospital stay after a c-section. A total of 4-6 weeks is usually the complete recovery time although some women take a little longer to recover completely. ...Read more