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Severe top leg pain, can't walk, low grade fever. C-section and ligation 3 weeks ago.

Severe top leg pain, can't walk, low grade fever. C-section and ligation 3 weeks ago.

Fever, c-section: You should see the doctor, if you have a severe pain, unable to walk and have a fever. ...Read more

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Severe Low Back/Buttocjs/Leg pain four months after csection. Increase worse. Takes me 2 minutes to begin walking sit to stand. Morning is the worst p?

Severe Low Back/Buttocjs/Leg pain four months after csection. Increase worse. Takes me 2 minutes to begin walking sit to stand. Morning is the worst p?

Low back/leg pain: 28 year old lady with low back pain involving her buttocks and leg as well. While there has been significant time since your delivery, did you have spinal epidural anesthesia? Please get evaluated immediately. Usually pain that is worse in the morning and improves throughout the day is inflammatory in nature. You need a full history and exam, spinal pathology can be present. ...Read more

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I had a c-section and ligation 3 weeks ago. Since yesterday my top left leg has been hurting so bad I can't move or walk. Could these be related?

I had a c-section and ligation 3 weeks ago. Since yesterday my top left leg has been hurting so bad I can't move or walk. Could these be related?

Yes: You most likely have DVT, a blood clot in the deep vein of your leg. Needs to have Doppler study done to rule out blood clot. This can lead to pulmonary embolism, possibly a fatal condition, if not treated timely and blood clot breaks and move to the right side of heart and lungs. Get this taken care ASAP ...Read more

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I recently just had my baby two weeks ago which I had a C-section and my legs is like cramping up on me and also my back has been in so much pain.?

I recently just had my baby two weeks ago which I had a C-section and my legs is like cramping up on me and also my back has been in so much pain.?

Get checked: Get checked. It is common to have leg cramps and back pain both during and after pregnancy and/or c-section. But when it persists after two weeks though it may reflect simple contractions from breast feeding, or diminished potassium or magnesium, it also can reflect an infection, blood clot, mass or other concern that can usually easily be ruled out by a quick doctor's visit. ...Read more

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1 week after c-section my feet and legs are looking very swollen today?

1 week after c-section my feet and legs are looking very swollen today?

Common: Your body is going through a number of physiologic and hormonal changes after giving birth. If you didn't have any problems with the pregnancy (i.e. Hypertension or pre eclampsia) it is most likely normal fluid shifts and will resolve with time. Keep your feet elevated as much as you can and avoid salty foods. If you can, make sure your blood pressure is good. ...Read more

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Just 1 week after c-section. My feet and legs got very swollen? Something bad?

Just 1 week after c-section. My feet and legs got very swollen? Something bad?

Fluid accumulation: After delivery, fluid redistribution finds its way to the lower body areas. This is aggravated by sodium rich diets. Avoid canned goods and take out. Carbonated drinks are sodium rich. Modify your diet and consult your physician specially if your gaining weight. ...Read more

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I just deliver my baby by c-section one month ago can I start exercise for legs and hands?

I just deliver my baby by c-section one month ago can I start exercise for legs and hands?

Absolutely: As long as you're no longer taking medications for pain and can lift your legs above your scar w/out significant pain, then it's likely okay for you to do some minimal exercise. Your body will tell you its limits and it tells you by causing you pain and so listen to it. Start light and take it easy. ...Read more

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Six months after a c section, my left leg occasionally goes numb and under my belly is still numb also. Is this normal?

Post CS numbness: If the numbness in & around the site of your c-section is not worsening and has improved, you should live it alone. After a year has passed you will most likely have forgotten about it. If the numbness is bothering you or getting worse, this is something to discuss with your gynecologist. Damage to small nerves is not uncommon with any abdominal surgery & most do resolve; it may just takes a while. ...Read more

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I am 24 yrs old I had a c-section almost three yrs ago now every night I lay down to sleep I start have tingling and numbness on my lower legs.

I am 24 yrs old I had a c-section almost three yrs ago now every night I lay down to sleep I start have tingling and numbness on my lower legs.

Tingling: Not sure if the tingling of the legs has anything to do with the c-section from years ago. Sounds like you may have a pinching nerve in your back causing your issues. Get eval and assessment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am concerned about my swollen legs, I was induced, had a 24 hour labor and had a c section, my legs are very swollen and it concerns me, please help?

Swelling common: Swelling in the legs is common after a cesarean section. It usually is gone by about a week after delivery. Sit with your feet up and avoid salt. However it might be a sign of toxemia - blood pressure problems of pregnancy - or of blood clots in the legs. Call your doctor for elevated blood pressure, headaches or one leg is swollen and painful. ...Read more

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Now my C-section 7 weeks but at the nigth I am com in my bed for the sleep I feel pain in my legs, foot, and toys all the night?

Now my C-section 7 weeks but at the nigth I am com in my bed for the sleep I feel pain in my legs, foot, and toys all the night?

Get back rechecked: Assuming you had an epidural or some anesthesia for the c-section, you should talk to your OB about the possibility of residual pain from that procedure. Consider a more recumbent (not completely flat - more with head/upper body elevated) when sleeping. ...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

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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Just had C-section few days ago. Yesterday noticed swollen legs, feet, ankle. Called drs office was told swelling normal after birth.?

Just had C-section few days ago. Yesterday noticed swollen legs, feet, ankle. Called drs office was told swelling normal after birth.?

Should be evaluated: Edema after c-section could be normal. However, swelling of the extremities after a major abdominal surgery could be a sign of DVT and should be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Hello doctor After my delivery.. I got c section.. My complete body is weak. I am not able to walk properly my legs bones pains a lot what can I do?

Hello doctor After my delivery.. I got c section.. My complete body is weak. I am not able to walk properly my legs bones pains a lot what can I do?

Seek medical care.: There isn't anything I can suggest for you to do on your own. First, you need to follow up with your OB-Gyn who will evaluate if this is a complication of pregnancy, labor or delivery. If you had an epidural (spinal anesthesia), this could be an after effect. If your OB can't figure this out, s'he will need to refer you to a specialist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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5 wk postpartum c-section, suffering from a 5 day intense migraine, pain in my ankle and two spots on my legs that feel like wasp stings.?

5 wk postpartum c-section, suffering from a 5 day intense migraine, pain in my ankle and two spots on my legs that feel like wasp stings.?

Call your OB: U are still in the immediate post partum period which is the 1st 6 weeks after, u need evaluation of the headache and to make sure your blood pressure is not elevated and you need evaluation of the legs to make sure no blood clots, so please call your OB now or go to the er of the hospital where you delivered and they will, get ahold of your doc. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant? I just got the ok from my obgyn to have 1 more child, since I had a DVT in my right leg after my first child caused by multiple things, c-section and being placed on birth control 2 weeks after giving birth. So needless to say, me and

Could I be pregnant? I just got the ok from my obgyn to have 1 more child, since I had a DVT in my right leg after my first child caused by multiple things, c-section and being placed on birth control 2 weeks after giving birth. So needless to say, me and

I: I can't diagnose if you are pregnant. It is not likely that these symptoms are due to pregnancy. Classic pregnancy symptoms (breast swelling and tenderness, frequent urination, nausea, fatigue, mood swings) normally don't start until a woman actually misses her period. Having said that, this doesn't mean that you aren't pregnant; just that the symptoms are likely too early to be due to pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a C-section and now itch and pain on right thigh help?

I had a C-section and now itch and pain on right thigh help?

Cutaneous nerve: When the C/S incision was done, the surgeon probably cut through a skin nerve that radiates to the thigh if it was a low horizontal incision. No need to worry, these nerves regenerate during the post partum period and the pain goes away. ...Read more

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Ever seince my C-section 4 years ago the top of my thigh feels numb it never went away. What could be the cause?

Ever seince my C-section 4 years ago the top of my thigh feels numb it never went away. What could be the cause?

Nerve damage: There are some superficial nerves that are in "harms way" during a c-section. It is likely that there some damage to some of these nerves during the c-section. This is not unusual. Assuming that you have no loss of motor function or strength, then there is little to worry about long term! ...Read more

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I have diabetes and thyriodisim my wounds like knife cut or simplecut heels very slowely can I have c section? How that wound will heel? Plz help me

I have diabetes and thyriodisim my wounds like knife cut or simplecut heels very slowely can I have c section? How that wound will heel? Plz help me

Yes,: That situation comes up frequently, you will be given medications, diet, and exercise to control your thyroid and diabetes, and antibiotics with the surgery done under sterile conditions and post-op wound care ...Read more

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Had a c-section 2 weeks ago, my right outer thigh has been completely numb ever since. Doesn't tingle, feels some pressure. Should I feel worried?

Had a c-section 2 weeks ago, my right outer thigh has been completely numb ever since. Doesn't tingle, feels some pressure. Should I feel worried?

Observe: The numbness may be due to tissue edema and compression during pregnancy. You will have to observe and wait for a few more weeks to see if it improves. If the C-Section scar extends far laterally, it is possible that the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve was injured.
This would give you lateral thigh numbess. ...Read more

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Has anyone had ankle and feet swelling severely unabke to. Walk up to 15 months after a c section?

Has anyone had ankle and feet swelling severely unabke to. Walk up to 15 months after a c section?

Not normal: Ankle and feet swelling 15 months later cannot be attributed to normal physiology changes after cesarean. There are many potential causes for this, and seeing your primary doctor or a vascular surgeon might be a good idea. ...Read more