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Will a C-section scar stop me from being able to get a flat tummy?

Will a C-section scar stop me from being able to get a flat tummy?

Nope.: A "postpartum potbelly" is usually the result of laxity of the abdominal wall and separation of the rectus abdominus muscles after pregnancy and childbirth. The treatment is an abdominoplasty, in which the muscles are repositioned in the midline and excess skin and fat is removed. This should only be undertaken when you are finished having children. The scar has nothing to do with it. ...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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How to reduce my post natal abdomen after c section. I have started using post natal belt after 6 weeks but still I can't get flat stomach.

How to reduce my post natal abdomen after c section. I have started using post natal belt after 6 weeks but still I can't get flat stomach.

Exercise: You will need to exercise to achieve a flat stomach after having a baby. Once you have been cleared by your doctor/midwife you should start a regular program. It is not necessary to focus only on your abdominal muscles. Once you are finished breast feeding, start a lower calorie diet if you haven't returned to your prepregnancy weight. Persistance and time will help you get your body back. ...Read more

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I've had a C-section and I heard the scar stops you from being able to get a flat stomach again. Is this true?

I've had a C-section and I heard the scar stops you from being able to get a flat stomach again. Is this true?

Nope.: A "postpartum potbelly" is usually the result of laxity of the abdominal wall and separation of the rectus abdominus muscles after pregnancy and childbirth. The treatment is an abdominoplasty, in which the muscles are repositioned in the midline and excess skin and fat is removed. This should only be undertaken when you are finished having children. The scar has nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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Can u get a tummy tuck if I had 3 c section?

Can u get a tummy tuck if I had 3 c section?

Yes, can be done: First reach the ideal weight goal, tune up your body (and possibly this is lost C section!) See trained plastic surgeon and you will be happy with out come (results) ...Read more

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I had a c.Section done 2yrs ago yes I want more kids & I want a tummy tuck does it make a difference if I get preggo now & a tummy tuck a year after?

I had a c.Section done 2yrs ago yes I want more kids & I want a tummy tuck does it make a difference if I get preggo now & a tummy tuck a year after?

Timing helps: Having your kids first, all of them, before such a cosmetic procedure is a wise consideration. The plan you list will allow you time to shed some pregnancy weight and obtain an outcome you are more likely to be happy with. ...Read more

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I've had tummy issues ever since I had a baby almost two years ago via c section. I can't get the bloating, cramping to go away! Is this common?!

I've had tummy issues ever since I had a baby almost two years ago via c section. I can't get the bloating, cramping to go away! Is this common?!

Possible: 'c' section causes adhesions due to scar formation inside your belly, that is some of your bowels stick together and change the flow fluids causing issues you describe. Most these symptoms settle down in months but at times longer time. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor I had a c-section 2 and half months back I had few questions. Can I sleep on tummy now? Can I do all type of work? I still feel like some hard dot like points my insissors it ok? Some times I get very mild pain in my lower obdomen is this norm

Hi Doctor I had a c-section 2 and half months back I had few questions. Can I sleep on tummy now? Can I do all type of work? I still feel like some hard dot like points my insissors it ok? Some times I get very mild pain in my lower obdomen is this norm

Yes it is ok: You can sleep on your tummy and do all kind of work. It is hard to say what the hard dot like points. After 2and half months you should have no pain. I will advice that you have the hard dot like points and your concern about pain in your abdomen checked to be sure. Good luck ...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 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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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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How to get rid of belly fat caused by c section?

How to get rid of belly fat caused by c section?

Excess belly fat: Diet and excercise, if this don't work then liposuction, or abdominoplasty. ...Read more

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After a c-section when can I start to excersice to get rid of this belly? Can I do abdominals and things like that?

After a c-section when can I start to excersice to get rid of this belly? Can I do abdominals and things like that?

4 weeks: Most recommendations are to allow 4 (sometimes 6) weeks before resuming strenuous activity such as abdominal exercises. ...Read more

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I had a C-section & had my gallbladder removal 2 years ago I am 185 I wanna be atleast 130 before july I really want my stomach to be flat again help!

I had a C-section & had my gallbladder removal 2 years ago I am 185 I wanna be atleast 130 before july I really want my stomach to be flat again help!

Weight management: Congrats your goal of weight loss. Sign up for a free app (my fitness pal) to learn your current calorie intact and tract your exercise. Then cut your total calories by 20 to 40%. Go slow to avoid rebounds. Decrease your gluten, fast carbohydrates and fats. Increase your exercise slowly. Watch your results. Avoid getting frustrated, don't go to fast and good luck. ...Read more

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I had a c section 10 weeks ago and since then I have been having sharp pains on my stomach, now everytime I cough I get a pain in my right shoulder?

I had a c section 10 weeks ago and since then I have been having sharp pains on my stomach, now everytime I cough I get a pain in my right shoulder?

Cesarean problem: You shouldn't have any problem related to your Cesarean section 10 weeks out. You should see your doctor to make sure something is not wrong. Easy thing to fix is to make sure your bra fits well, especially if you are breastfeeding. One breast tends to be bigger than the other and a poor-fitted bra would make this a problem. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise to get rid of lower belly fat from a c-section?

What is the best exercise to get rid of lower belly fat from a c-section?

Pilates is good: Pilates is a good form of excercise that targets the core muscles. It may help. If you are just recently delivered, make sure you talk to your doctor to see if it is too soon to start working out. Another option is to go to a local health club and get a work out program to help you get back into shape. ...Read more

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I had an emergency C-section 9 months ago and I still can't sleep on my stomach I get bad headaches if I do sleep on my stomach?

I had an emergency C-section 9 months ago and I still can't sleep on my stomach I get bad headaches if I do sleep on my stomach?

Virtual consult: I do not think it is related to your c-section. You should probably see a neurologist. If you want to talk more then please set up a virtual consult. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my muffin top I recently had a bby and my stomach is so ugly I had a C-section & my stomach is now hanging over the surgery it frustrates me so much what can I do about it?

What can I do to get rid of my muffin top I recently had a bby and my stomach is so ugly I had a C-section & my stomach is now hanging over the surgery it frustrates me so much what can I do about it?

I: I think that you can accomplish this with a good diet - eating less. Breastfeeding as long as you can. Getting on a exercise program with a good trainer, and getting proper sleep will work best. Of course getting your schedule in order, so that you have some time available to do these things is paramount. Mothers have a stressful, chaotic, sleep deprived existence. It will take lots of work, planning and courage to get control of this. You can do it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a c section a lititle over 2 months ago. Since then I've haf these severe contraction like pains the go from right under my rib cage (belly area) into my back, they come and go, and get so bad I vomit acid tasting stuff.?

I had a c section a lititle over 2 months ago. Since then I've haf these severe contraction like pains the go from right under my rib cage (belly area) into my back, they come and go, and get so bad I vomit acid tasting stuff.?

Unlikely: To be related to your C section that you had earlier, your symptoms are rather in the upper gastrointestinal area, stomach and pancreas, so you need to see your doctor soon, meanwhile use an antacid / PPI, avoid alcoholic beverages if you consume alcohol, best wishes ...Read more

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Hi, I get sciatic pain in butt and legs but I am feeling that pain across my stomach, is that normal? I also ran for the 1st in a year post C-section

Not really: The sciatic nerve doesn't provide sensation to the abdominal region. Either you have a pinched nerve in an atypical area, such as upper lower back or there is a problem in your abdomen, such as a gynecologic problem. You need a good exam. ...Read more

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Once a month I get a feeling of flutter in stomach and fullness in vagina, not pregnant, 7 months pp c section, irregular bleeding as breast feeding?

Once a month I get a feeling of flutter in stomach and fullness in vagina, not pregnant, 7 months pp c section, irregular bleeding as breast feeding?

Not sure: Fluttering is usually either intestinal movements or a baby moving. If you are sure you're not preg.. . I'm thinking it's your bowels. The fact that it's once a month is confusing, esp if you're not ovulating regularly. But ovulation can cause a feeling of fullness. Your vagina may feel different while breast feeding due to lack of estrogen. I would give it time, see what happens after weaning. ...Read more

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I had a caesarean section so how do I reduce tummy?

I had a caesarean section so how do I reduce tummy?

Tummy: Your tummy should be back to normal around 3 months after your c-section. A good diet and exercise program is the best way to reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure. If your skin stretched and has not shrunk back down you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck where the excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened. I wait 6 months after a c-section to perform a tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Since I had my c-section I found it dofficult to loosr my tummy weight. Whst can I do please?

Since I had my c-section I found it dofficult to loosr my tummy weight. Whst can I do please?

Planks: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques. ...Read more

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How can I shrink my tummy aftet C section? Any exercise or belt can help? I am 6 week post partym. Also my rings do not fit. Any recommendation?

How can I shrink my tummy aftet C section? Any exercise or belt can help? I am 6 week post partym. Also my rings do not fit. Any recommendation?

Remember: Spot reduction without a more invasive intervention or even surgery isn't really possible. Exercise is good but you'll have to combine with caloric restriction as the two together are really necessarily for weight loss. Weight loss will be key for your "tummy". Your rings not fitting suggest that something else is going on, like a source of swelling. This you should see your doc about. ...Read more

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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