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I recently had a c-section and now 5 weeks in i'm having pain on my left side. Should i be worried?

I recently had a c-section and now 5 weeks in i'm having pain on my left side. Should i be worried?

Probably not: Incisional pain is common for a couple of months after a c-section. As long as there
is no bulge that comes and goes suggesting
a wound hernia, or signs of abscess (very un-
likely at 5 weeks) you can quit worrying. ...Read more

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Why C-section incision more painful one side?

Why C-section incision more painful one side?

Nerves: Cutaneous nerves travel along the area where the sides of the incision are and they can be disturbed during the surgery. This is normal and the nerves will heal fine in time. ...Read more

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Generally, how long after having a C-section do you feel pain? I am experiencing some pain near the right side of my C-section incision and its been nearly 3 months after having the procedure

Ceasearn : Ceasearn section is an extremely common, but still invasive surgery. In my experience, residual pain is typically worse on the right side of the incision, approximately one-inch above the scar. Most surgeons are right handed, and stand at the right side of the patient. When stitching up the incision, we sew towards us and then tighten the final knot in this area. The pain is typically fromt the fascial layer (the band of tissue one inch beneath the skin surface, that actually holds your abdominal contents in). This pain is generally gone in 6-8 weeks.

Sometimes, a suture may be inadvertantly tightened around one of the nearly invisible nerves in the fascial layer. If this is the case, then it will improve over a number of weeks to months as the suture disolves and releases the nerve. Alternatively, a obgyn can inject some anesthetic (with/without steroid) to the site of pain. In my experience, this is extremely effective. It can also help determine the nature of your pain.

Lastly, collections of fluid/blood/pus may be lurking under the skin. Redness, pain to the touch, foul odor, and leakage are typical symptoms. If this is the case, then the incision needs to be opened and drained.

All symptoms, as you know, depend on your general health and weight prior to the surgery -- as well as your activity level once home with the newborn. Congratulations! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a spinal block for a c section?

What are the side effects of a spinal block for a c section?

Please discuss with : Your anethesia doc that doc will go over all possible complications, for the average person the risks are very low ! and spinal is much safer almost always than going to sleep. ...Read more

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Just had a C-section 4wks ago..Is it possible for oneside of the incision to be infected and the other side not?

Just had a C-section 4wks ago..Is it possible for oneside of the incision to be infected and the other side not?

Definitely: It's actually more likely that only part of the incision would be infected than the entire incision. It's important to get treated early on a postop infection. See your doctor as soon as possible. Infections can get worse quick. ...Read more

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Will my c section incision open up now 4 weeks pp due to a tiny white dissolvable staple poking through on the right side from a tiny hole?

Will my c section incision open up now 4 weeks pp due to a tiny white dissolvable staple poking through on the right side from a tiny hole?

NO: This incision should not open up.
But it would be best to check with the OB, they may be able to just remove the object(staple not white)

This is prob a suture, and can be removed in the office. ...Read more

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I had c-section 4 years before and i have pain on the right side of the intrusion . There is no rash or wound over there. The pain is sharp?

I had c-section 4 years before and i have pain on the right side of the intrusion . There is no rash or wound over there. The pain is sharp?

Surgery: pain: Any form of abdominal surgery may cause scar tissue to form in the abdomen (adhesions) which with activity can be stretched and pull against vital organs which causes pain. The incision can also be painful at the scar site, with the production of excess scar tissue , called keloids. ...Read more

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Hey I had a c section 4months ago the pain stopped around 6weeks pp for only a few days it is a sharp stabbing pain on my right side It kills ?

Hey I had a c section 4months ago the pain stopped around 6weeks pp for only a few days it is a sharp stabbing pain on my right side It kills ?

Time to see the Dr.: It's time to see the doctor, again. "It kills" means severe pain. Severe pain at any time after a surgery is not normal, because we have modern pain medications here to prevent severe pain. Nobody should suffer severe pain. However, after 4 months, a person should be pain-free while at rest. If one's doctor can't figure out the problem, a patient can get another opinion from a second doctor. ...Read more

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Can numbness after C-section take upto a year to go away. 8mnths pp.. still bit numb on one side.. will nerve grow back.. can something be done. Help

Can numbness after C-section take upto a year to go away. 8mnths pp..  still bit numb on one side.. will nerve grow back.. can something be done. Help

Yes: Numbness around a c/section scar is normal. The area of numbness should get smaller with time but doesn't always go away completely. Usually it eventually gets small enough that it doesn't bother you any more. Good nutrition, exercise and time usually solve the problem. There isn't a good intervention to make it get better faster. ...Read more

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Hello) for a few months I have some kind of discomfort in the right side of my abdomen and in my back, especially after physical activity. I just had my 2nd c-section 4 months ago. I had my abdomen scanned, the results are normal. What is it?

Hello) for a few months I have some kind of discomfort in the right side of my abdomen and in my back, especially after physical activity. I just had my 2nd c-section 4 months ago. I had my abdomen scanned, the results are normal. What is it?

Post op pain: right side of abdomen and back suggests some problem involving nerve and muscle, or kidney, or GI system. If GI and kidney/bladder all working well, perhaps a nerve was damaged and needs time to recover. Coordinate with primary care practitioner and work with Physical therapy on the muscle recovery. ...Read more

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Getting sharp twinges across my C-section scar on right side, also pain when havin sex... Plz help?

Getting sharp twinges across my C-section scar on right side, also pain when havin sex... Plz help?

Pain: Pain in the c-section scar is common. Chronic pain is usually the result of some nerve entrapment. Acute pain could be some spasm of the tissues (muscles). If what you described is ongoing, see your obgyn doc to discuss further work up and treatment options. ...Read more

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Im two weeks out from hospital.recovering from a c-section.. I feel hardness on my left side like a small ball above my cut..what can that be?

Im two weeks out from hospital.recovering from a c-section.. I feel hardness on my left side like a small ball above my cut..what can that be?

A local henatoma: This can be a scar hematoma which is an area that bleed under the skin and then clotted under the skin. you can use heat to help the body resorb it. You should check with your physician to be certain it is not something else like an infection. ...Read more

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Pain in left side under rib by sternum ever since c section two years ago?

2 years?: No reason to delay. Check with your friendly lung doc to have it checked out. No reason to wait.

CXR or noncontrast CT may be useful. Check with your doc.

Good luck and all the best. ...Read more

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Back, hip and side pain since soon after had baby 14 weeks ago (c section) why might this be?

Pain after baby: all kinds of body ache is common after having a baby. Since you are 14 wks out, see your doctor to make sure everything is ok. However, this is not uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the Side effects after general anesthetic for c section, if spinal anesthetic failed ?

What are the Side effects after general anesthetic for c section, if spinal anesthetic failed ?

Complicated issue: You may visit this site for information and then discuss the matter with your doctor. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/anesthesia/about/pac-20384568
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Pain on left side above waist area since having emergency c section just over 8 weeks ago also still bleeding?

Contact your OB MD: At 8 weeks post C/section recurring pain is not usually the case. Contact your treating OB MD for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I just had a c section about two weeks ago. I'm having really bad cramps, and a sharp pain on my right side. Could it be appendicitis?

Typically not: Usually appendicitis presents with right sided pain, loss of appetite and some times fever. It's most likely associated with increasing your daily activities, healing from your surgery, your uterus getting smaller or suture tugging. Contact your physician and try to get an appointment for early next week. Take meds as prescribed. If you get fever, chills, persistent vomiting worse pain- SEE DOC! ...Read more

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Had been suffering back, hip &side pain on &off since few weeks after c section (13 wks ago), they seem to be easing now. could it have been recovery?

Recovery after C-sec: Yes, it may take a few weeks for your body to recover after a Cesarean delivery. Your body is going through a lot of changes right now. It is a good to hear that you are starting to feel better. You should talk with your OB about how you are recovering, and see if they have any additional advice for you about how to treat your symptoms safely (if you are breastfeeding). ...Read more

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I have a keloid from my c-section. How can I get rid of it, naturally? My c-section was about 9 months ago. The keloid was much larger right after it. But, i still feel a slight pain where it was (left side). I like to heal naturally through lifestyl

Hello. : Hello. Sometimes when people ask about healing something naturally, they mean without a medical provider's intervention. At other times, they are referring to avoiding use of chemicals/ drugs. You already received options from a dermatologist. In medical acupuncture we often perform scar deactivation and scar injections. Scar deactivation involves placing a ring of accunpture needles around the scar to disperse inflammation. The more powerful procedure involves injecting the scar with saline, Lidocaine and homeopathic medication. This allows the scar to become flatter, lighter colored and more flexible. However, the more important issue is that it decreased chronic inflammation from the scar. It can actually impact much deeper body layers, then just the scar that was sutured. The results can be quite amazing. ...Read more

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Why is my C-section incision still sore on one side 5wks after surgery?

Healing: It takes 6 weeks to heal a scar at minimum. You are breast feeding so some of your calories are going to your baby. Congrats! keep eating well. Keep breast feeding and in time your incision will be healed. ...Read more

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I'm having right lower side pain no appendix did have a carcinoid tumor on appendix.had c-section 7 months ago.

I'm having right lower side pain no appendix did have a carcinoid tumor on appendix.had c-section 7 months ago.

See your doctor: you need to see your doctor to rule out any problem associated with the carcinoid.
it could be ad hesions from your previous surgery.it could be an ovarian cyst .the list is long.
see your doctor for proper eveluation and treatment ...Read more

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4wks since my c-section and I have been feeling tenderness and soreness on my right side only Is that normal?

4wks since my c-section and I have been feeling tenderness and soreness on my right side only Is that normal?

Normal: That would be normal. Of course you will have pain after a cesarean delivery and that pain is often more prominent on one side than the other. ...Read more

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I had a c section 3 months ago and now have been dizzy & nauseous on a regular basis. Could this. Be a side effect.

I had a c section 3 months ago and now have been dizzy  & nauseous on a regular basis. Could this. Be a side effect.

Unlikely: See your doctor for an evaluation. Unlikely to be related to surgery, especially 3 months out. ...Read more