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I had a c-section delivery and seem to have swollen up. Feet, hands and tummy have swelled and i feel fatter than my pregnancydays. Is this normal?

I had a c-section delivery and seem to have swollen up. Feet, hands and tummy have swelled and i feel fatter than my pregnancydays. Is this normal?

CALL YOUR OB: As your OB knows you and what happened at the time of delivery , u need to be evaluated by your doc to make sure no problems form the c-section and no elevated BP after delivery and it depends how far post delivery u are and how much everything is swollen so your doc needs to examine u, so call your doc now, post partum is included in your delivery care and your doc needs to take care of it. ...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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I just gave birth to a baby girl. It was through c-section. I need to reduce my tummy. Please let me know how can I reduce my tummy.?

I just gave birth to a baby girl. It was through   c-section. I need to reduce my tummy. Please let me know how can I reduce my tummy.?

Slowly, deliberately: Like any other abdominal surgery, cesarean section requires >3-6 weeks of recovery time before engaging in any exercise regimen. Diet and exercise are always recommended for weight loss (in that order). If you breastfeed, you will likely shed the extra weight more quickly, although diet and lactation do not mix well (may decrease your milk production). Swimming, treadmill and stationary bike work! ...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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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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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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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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My wife had a C-section 1.5 months back. Her tummy is not going inside and she can feel some body organ near her naval. Is it critical?

My wife had a C-section 1.5 months back. Her tummy is not going inside and she can feel some body organ near her naval. Is it critical?

Incisional hernia: The description suggests a possible incisional hernia which can occur whenever one has had an abdominal incision. It would be best to ask the surgeon for an examination to determine the exact cause. In addition, were a hernia to become incarcerated (caught) with an inability to push the abdominal contents back in, that could represent an emergency. ...Read more

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I had a c-section last july, if I want a tummy tuck when is it ok to have it done?

I had a c-section last july, if I want a tummy tuck when is it ok to have it done?

When you're ready : You are well-healed at this point. If you are planning another pregnancy, wait until after that. Otherwise, go ahead and see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How soon can I have a lipo or tummy tuck after having a c-section?

How soon can I have a lipo or tummy tuck after having a c-section?

4-6 months: At a minimum, 4-6 months after delivery. The physiologic changes of pregnancy take this long to settle down. You may also want to try to lose the baby weight first, for the best result. ...Read more

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Hi Dr ,its 1 month now for c section.. can i tie belt to my tummy and how long c section scars and pain will be?

Hi Dr ,its 1 month now for c section.. can i tie belt to my tummy and how long c section scars and pain will be?

Should be fine: One month after a c-section without complications, it should be just fine to wear a belt. The pain should be gradually going away. How long that takes varies just as there is a variation in peoples pain threshold and the scar will continue healing and the scar tissue will change/mature/fade for thew next 6 months or so (again this varies from woman to woman). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Normal to have little or no appetite after c section! How long for gassy feeling and 'there but not there' feeling when touching tummy to go away?

Normal to have little or no appetite after c section! How long for gassy feeling and 'there but not there' feeling when touching tummy to go away?

Normal: These are normal symptoms and may be side effects of the anesthetic and analgesics that you are receiving. Speak to your doctor about this. Narcotics tend to slow the bowel and this is what causes the gas and feelings in your tummy! ...Read more

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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