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Is it bad to eat seafood 6 weeks after c section?

No: I have to think of why you asked this question and have settled on the mercury level in fish. There are some types of fish with low mercury levels, such as atlantic wild salmon, eaten twice to 3x a week, is a good choice. ...Read more

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Cesarean Section (Definition)

Cesarean delivery is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in obstetrics; it involves safe delivery of the fetus (es) via an incision on the lower abdomen of the pregnant woman, thus ...Read more


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2 c-sections last one was 5 yrs ago for the last 3 yrs or so when its that time of the month my outside scar and inside scar hurts so bad I can't move?

2 c-sections last one was 5 yrs ago for the last 3 yrs or so when its that time of the month my outside scar and inside scar hurts so bad I can't move?

Explanation: Sorry to hear this, but unfortunately the old scar may be painful, especially in the cold weather and severe weather change. To help yourself you have to keep the scar In warm conditions and take Tylenol or Motrin ...Read more

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Hello, have never had any female problems. I am 26 yrs of age. Have had 2 c-sections and started having bad lower pain in my left pelvic area about 3 months after having my second child. I thought this would go away but has gotten worse. I have pains in m

Hello, have never had any female problems. I am 26 yrs of age. Have had 2 c-sections and started having bad lower pain in my left pelvic area about 3 months after having my second child. I thought this would go away but has gotten worse. I have pains in m

If: If there was a tumor they would have likely seen in on ultrasound. If your ovaries do not go down in size then they may order a ct scan (cat scan) of your pelvis to get a better look at your ovaries. Depending on the results additional testing will be ordered.
Were you on birth control pills or hormones or any other supplements recently? If so that may be to blame. Lastly, it sounds like your doctor (s) are doing the appropriate work up. Make sure you get an explanation as to why your ovaries were/are enlarged.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I am having really bad pains on my lower left side and it's swelling in a spot I've have had 2 c sections and all my lady parts removed besides my overies I'm scared this is something kinda seriouse but idk please help me?

I am having really bad pains on my lower left side and it's swelling in a spot I've have had 2 c sections and all my lady parts removed besides my overies I'm scared this is something kinda seriouse but idk please help me?

Exam and CT-ER: You are certainly old enough to develop acute diverticulitis and I suggest ER evaluation for same. Actually any unexplained left (or right) sided pain deserves a thorough ER evaluation. Please go directly to the ER with your information. ...Read more

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Hello. My wife did a cesarean section last month. And now the left side of the scar is hurting really bad. The right side is all okay. Why is that?

Hello. My wife did a cesarean section last month. And now the left side of the scar is hurting really bad. The right side is all okay. Why is that?

Healing: It takes 6-9 months for pain from cesarean to go away. Eventually for nearly 99% of women the pain will go away completely withe time. Sometimes there is a trapped nerve that needs to be treated with steroid injections and pain medication injections, but that's fairly rare. She should see her doctor if after 4-6 months not getting better, but right now, still completely normal. ...Read more

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I have had two c-sections. I've had really bad back pain/spasms ever since. Meds and physical therapy haven't worked. Is there anything else I can do?

I have had two c-sections. I've had really bad back pain/spasms ever since. Meds and physical therapy haven't worked. Is there anything else I can do?

Workup: Pregnancy can put a lot of biomechanical strain on the lower back. Usually these symptoms reverse with delivery. If symptoms persist see your primary care specialist or a pain medicine specialist. They should examine you and determine if imaging studies are warranted. Imaging studies can help in diagnosing disc problems or any other abnormalities that may be responsible for your pain. ...Read more

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I am 32 n having horrible pain in my lower stomach I had a hysterectomy n 3 c sections I can't have sex cuz it hurts so bad I had andometresious help?

I am 32 n having horrible pain in my lower stomach I had a hysterectomy n 3 c sections I can't have sex cuz it hurts so bad I had andometresious help?

See Your Ob/Gyn: It sounds like you need a thorough physical evaluation & discussion with your ob/gyn. This could be a long road but it starts with a complete assessment first. ...Read more

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Infertile daughter. I m post menopausal 4 c sections, internal mesh for hernias. Bad back with vertebral slip in lumbar. Could I still be surrogate?

Infertile daughter. I m post menopausal 4 c sections, internal mesh for hernias. Bad back with vertebral slip in lumbar. Could I still be surrogate?

Complex: You should be evaluated by the real experts in the field, this is a team approach, and probably your daughter is not infertile, hope you will find the right advice, ...Read more

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I had a cesarean section 5 days ago. Its starting to smell really bad and I do have stomach that hangs over it. I also take a shower every day pat dry?

I had a cesarean section 5 days ago. Its starting to smell really bad and I do have stomach that hangs over it. I also take a shower every day pat dry?

Wound infection: The smell may not just come from trapped moisture and wound secretions with skin-skin contact, but from a wound infection in deeper layers of the incision. Have it checked out and don't wait until you run an elevated body temperature. ...Read more

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1/2 I have this itch on my lip and its being going on sice yesterday after I ate some seafood this never happened before and it itch really bad?

1/2 I have this itch on my lip and its being going on sice yesterday after I ate some seafood this never happened before and it itch really bad?

Allergic reaction: You are having an allergic reaction to the sea food. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to relieve the itching for now but schedule an appointment with an allergist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to all seafoods my eyes itch and it becomes hard to breathe but I want to try shrimp so bad and take the fish oil vitamins what can I do?

I'm allergic to all seafoods my eyes itch and it becomes hard to breathe but I want to try shrimp so bad and take the fish oil vitamins what can I do?

Don't do it!!: It's not worth risking your life (and yes, your reaction could close off your airway!) to eat seafood or take fish oil. Please avoid all seafood and seafood products. Your doctor can suggest other ways to get the nutrients you need without risking a life-threatening reaction. ...Read more

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I have very bad stomach pain after eating crab (seafood).what is the reason? Is there any home remedies?

I have very bad stomach pain after eating crab (seafood).what is the reason? Is there any home remedies?

Allergic: Unless the crab has been contaminated, you are likely allergic to crab (plus shrimp and lobster). There is no remedy which would work as well as avoidance. To confirm the presence of allergy to crab, you need to undergo skin testing or obtain a blood test for IgE to crab. ...Read more

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How many c-sections can woman have?

How many c-sections can woman have?

It depends: After each c/s, the risk of scaring increases with adhesions between the uterus and bladder which is usually dissected to enter the uterus and retrieve the fetus. At some point 3, 4, or 5 c/s's it becomes a very difficult surgical procedure. ...Read more

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How many c sections can a woman safely have?

How many c sections can a woman safely have?

1-2.: The first pre-labor cesarean section is extremely safe. A second may be safely performed in most cases. 3 or more c-sections are exponentially more dangerous for the mother - with placenta previa and accreta increasing in frequency rapidly. If you are one of the 50% of U.S. Women that will only have up to 2 children, 1-2 pre-labor c-sections may be your best bet - discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I've had five c-sections could I have another one?

I've had five c-sections could I have another one?

Yes: The risk for complications with each cesarean is slightly higher after the second cesarean. That risk is not significantly different after the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eight. Several studies have suggested that the risk does go up again after the ninth cesarean. ...Read more

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Can I have a vbac after 2 c-sections?

Can I have a vbac after 2 c-sections?

Maybe...: Technically, this can be done if you can find a doctor willing to help you. Its a complicated decision, however, that depends on many factors such as the reasons why you had the first 2 c/sections and if you had a natural birth prior to the first C/section. There are many situations where a VBAC in this situation wouldn't be recommended. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with c-sections?

What are the risks associated with c-sections?

Generally low risk: In general the chance of any complication is low. The risks during the surgery are infection, bleeding, anesthetic complication, injury to the uterus, bladder or other internal organs. The risk for future pregnancies include scar tissue formation, uterine rupture during labor and placenta accrete (where the placenta grows into the outer muscular layer of the uterus). ...Read more

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Are c-sections difficult if a woman is overweight?

Are c-sections difficult if a woman is overweight?

Yes: Women who are overweight have a higher chance of infections, pneumonis, and blood clots in the legs or lungs with c-sections. If you are overweight and you eat right and exercise everyday throughout the pregnancy, you may keep your weight gain to a minimum which would be beneficial for you and the baby. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of having multiple c sections?

What are the health effects of having multiple c sections?

Adhesions # 1: Adhesions are when two or more internal abdominal parts like bowel attaches like "spider webs" to other internal organs. Multiple intra-abdominal surgeries of any kind can cause this problem including C/sections. Visually this looks to a surgeon on abdominal opening like a "cracker jacks box" which has received moisture prior to opening and everything is stuck in a rectangle-a surgeons "nightmare" ...Read more

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Why are doctors recommending c sections more and more these days?

Why are doctors recommending c sections more and more these days?

Multiple reasons: #1 Liability risks for prolonged labor with injury to child.
#2 Fewer forcep deliveries.
#3 Large groups with multiple MD's who schedule for convenience.
#4 Premium babies of infertility or older patients who have labor dysfunctions or complications.
#5 Patient requests to avoid "vaginal stretching", pain or bladder prolapse.
There are man more and these are just a few. ...Read more

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Would you go to a midwife who condoned elective c-sections?

Would you go to a midwife who condoned elective c-sections?

Elective csections: Are acceptable and can be scheduled, the american college of obgyn said once a pt has been counseled of the risks and benefits she can have an elective c-scetion. I do elective c-sections in my patients after I have done the above if they desire it. I would not go to a midwife who does vbacs- (that should only be done by a doctor) or one who does home births as I no one can predict the future. ...Read more

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Any ideas if I can have a vbac after 2 previous c-sections?

Maybe: The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology does consider a VBAC after two cesarean sections to be safe if: both uterine incisions were low transverse cervical and if there was no evidence of uterine rupture or a peritoneal "window" at the time of the second cesarean. The overall success rates of VBAC is approximately 75% but depends greatly on the reason for the cesarean sections. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have vaginal delivery after having two c-sections?

Yes: It can be. There is data to support vbac after two prior c sections. The chances of success are dependent on multiple factors such as the reason for the prior c sections and any history of prior vaginal birth. It is becoming difficult to find ob's willing to provide vbac so discuss it early. If this is an option you want, find a provider that will work with you. ...Read more

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If a baby is too big will the doctors induce or give c sections?

If a baby is too big will the doctors induce or give c sections?

C/sections: Cesarean delivery to avoid potential birth trauma is usually limited to an estimated fetal weight of at least 5, 000 g (11 pounds) in women without diabetes and at least 4, 500 g (9.9 pounds) in women with diabetes. Short of this, most docs usually recommend a trial of labor to see if the cervix dilates. Early induction if the baby is getting big isn't usually recommended. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do women have to have c-sections if they are giving birth to multiples?

Do women have to have c-sections if they are giving birth to multiples?

No: In this day of modern obstetrics most women opt to have cesarean section for twins and mulitple gestation. If this is a twin pregnancy, term, with the first twin head first and normal sized babies then vaginal delivery is a good option. You should discuss your options with your caregiver as each pregnancy is different and circumstances change. Multiples greater than two usually require cesarean. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had 3 c-sections and I'm pregnant. What should I do?

Discuss: Your options with your physician/ obstetrician. S/he will be in a better position to advise you of the risks involved and your options. Take care. ...Read more

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Why is it that the numbness and the pain in the midsection and back after c sections?

Why is it that the numbness and the pain in the midsection and back after c sections?

See below: After a c-section there may be some numbness in the midsection due to the irritation or damage of some of the abdominal nerves by the operation. This numbness will slowly improve over time (months). The numbness in the back should resolve more quickly since it is probably due to the anesthesia. If it does not resolve within a week I would talk to your OB surgeon or your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Would two previous c-sections (last one 3 years back) make a colonoscopy more painful? I need to have it without sedation so i'd like to prepare.

Would two previous c-sections (last one 3 years back) make a colonoscopy more painful? I need to have it without sedation so i'd like to prepare.

Maybe: Hard to know. There is an increased risk of scar tissue so that could make the procedure more uncomfortable. However, a pediatric colonoscope may help. Share your concerns with your gastroenterologist and they can probably help you get through it. Good luck. ...Read more