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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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Can my obgyn re-tie my stomach muscles during a C-section a little bit to reduce some skin sagging without a plastic surgeon?

Can my obgyn re-tie my stomach muscles during a C-section a little bit to reduce some skin sagging without a plastic surgeon?

No: A C-section is about delivering a baby and not cosmetic surgery. Tightening of the abdominal muscles can be done later and should be performed by a plastic surgeon. ...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

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Jus had a C-section 3wks ago..Is it safe to use the body wrap product to shrink my mommy tummy?

Jus had a C-section 3wks ago..Is it safe to use the body wrap product to shrink my mommy tummy?

Once the : Skin is closed you can do anything you want. Ease yourself in if you are a gym goer... ...Read more

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What can I do instead of a tummy tuck? I'm skinny 5'6 140lbs but I am 2yrs later just starting to work out. it just hangs :( I had a c section

What can I do instead of a tummy tuck? I'm skinny 5'6 140lbs but I am 2yrs later just starting to work out. it just hangs :( I had a c section

Loose skin: will remold most of the time at your age of 21 . Yes excessive skin can be removed along with C section scar , see a qualified plastic surgeon for consultation ...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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4 months after c section and my tummy around my belly button it hard n tender when i push on it. Is that normal?

4 months after c section and my tummy around my belly button it hard n tender when i push on it. Is that normal?

Exam: Schedule a visit for an examination. If you have pain in your belly button you may have an umbilical hernia. A doctor should be able to confirm or rule this out with an exam ...Read more

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Ive been having occasional severe upper tummy and upper back pain ever since my c section back in 10\25. Not sure what it could be?

Gastroenterologist: Consider seeing a gastroenterologist. This is the speciality that deals with upper abdominal pain. Gallbladder disease can cause upper abdominal and back pain. This is common after pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im having stretch marks near my c section scar and above my tummy which is still loose and its about 6 weeks now having my c section, what should i do?

Im having stretch marks near my c section scar and above my tummy which is still loose and its about 6 weeks now having my c section, what should i do?

See MD for checkup: You need to return to your OB MD for a 6 week exam to clear you to begin an exercise program that will begin to provide muscle tone to your abdomen and "tighten" loose skin. Unfortunately, the stretch marks may fade a bit with some of the topical over the counter emollients for that purpose, but will still be your future " badge of motherhood." ...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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Hi, I am 31yrs old..have had a C-sec and tubal ligation done 6days ago..My baby weighed 4.2kg and I put on 20kg during preg.. I am petite n weighed 45kg at start of my preg.. My tummy is severely distended. This is my 3rd c-section and never experienced t

Hi, I am 31yrs old..have had a C-sec and tubal ligation done 6days ago..My baby weighed 4.2kg and I put on 20kg during preg.. I am petite n weighed 45kg at start of my preg.. My tummy is severely distended. This is my 3rd c-section and never experienced t

See your surgeon: A "severely distended" belly after a c/section deserves an evaluation. If the incision is red or draining, or you have a fever, vomiting or severe pain, you should go to the ER ASAP. If you are feeling well except for this, you need to call or see your surgeon in person. Most surgeons would rather see you in person. If there is a problem, they can deal with it early. Best wishes! ...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