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5 weeks post partum, c section, dull pain in lower right abdomen. No other symptoms besides periodic incision swelling and pain. Appendix perhaps?

5 weeks post partum, c section, dull pain in lower right abdomen. No other symptoms besides periodic incision swelling and pain. Appendix perhaps?

Maybe: Though suspect post-op symptoms. That being said if pain worsens, continues or is associate with other worrisome signs then best to be evaluated. Only way to know for sure is an exam and possible ct. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Could postpartum c-section wear stilettos?

Could postpartum c-section wear stilettos?

Yes: You can wear anything you want, but be careful not to fall as that could cause some irritation to your wound. ...Read more

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How risky is it with getting an abortion after two months c-section post-partum?

How risky is it with getting an abortion after two months c-section post-partum?

This is a real...: ...predicament. It's not safe to get pregnant so soon after delivery since you haven't had enough time to recover from the last pregnancy. But, if your uterus hasn't completely recovered, the risk of complications from an abortion is higher too. The safest approach is a medically induced abortion which doesn't require putting any instruments in your uterus. Talk to your OBGYN. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Not recommended: Controversy over vaginal birth after c-section has gone from one end of the spectrum (no) to the other (sometimes). Your OB can determine if you are a candidate for vaginal birth after c-section and if you are your delivery will be very closely monitored and preparation for c-section will be in place in case you need it. The surgical team will be nearby throughout your labor and delivery. ...Read more

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I'm 2 weeks 3 days postpartum from a c-section. Still bleeding bright red, and have pieces of flesh coming out of me. Should I be concerned?

Yes: I think its odd to have tissue matter so far away post partum. Best to recommend a consultation with your doctor/Obstetrician Gynecologist as soon as possible. If you have pain or worsening symptoms going to the Emergency Room would be an ideal option. ...Read more

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Upper stomach is pulsating. 12 weeks postpartum, had a C-section what could it be?

Upper stomach is pulsating. 12 weeks postpartum, had a C-section what could it be?

Your Aorta: Any time a doc hears about a "pulsating" area in the abdomen, the Abdominal Aorta should come to mind, as that is often palpable and can at times be seen as a pulsatile area through the abdomen (which is a normal variant often). Get eval to be sure that is all it is. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Smelly odor 3 weeks post partum c section.?

Could be problem: Any pain, fevers....if so need to see your OB asap. If not...can have some discharge for several weeks after c sectionl. Continue to observe and if any pain, fevers, increasing foulness of discharge, see your OB. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my C-section area to hurt if I ran a little? I'm 5 months post Partum

Scar tissue: You have scar tissue from the incision so that may pull and stretch a little as you get back into shape with running. That is normal and to be expected. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for a sharp stabbing pain near the incision 11 weeks post partum after a c section?

What could be the reason for a sharp stabbing pain near the incision 11 weeks post partum after a c section?

Probably adhesions: Post op incisional pain such as you are describing is pretty common. It is often difficult to know what exactly the pain is from or even where it is coming from. The tissue at the surgical site is less flexible than before surgery and tends to stretch and even tear a little bit during healing process which can take up to 6 months to complete. My guess is that this pain will resolve in a few days. ...Read more

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I am approximately 3 month post partum and had an unexpected c-section with my daughter. If I were to get pregnant in the next 3 months could I vbac?

I am approximately 3 month post partum and had an unexpected c-section with my daughter. If I were to get pregnant in the next 3 months could I vbac?

Don't!: It is now advisable to wait at least two years between pregnancies, c/section or not. There is a slight increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in the newborn with pregnancies less than 2 years apart. Your body needs to heal as well. Your uterine scar definitely needs to heal more than 6 months. You would be taking a chance with a life-threatening uterine scar rupture in labor. ...Read more

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I'm 3 weeks C-section postpartum and I stopped bleeding and I'm feeling normal again. Can I have sex?

ASK your OB: Your OB should have already given u instructions regarding that, the usual time to wait is until after your post partum check so your OB can make suree verything is ok which is at 5-6 weeks after delivery. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about soreness around my c section incision at 4 weeks post partum? It became sore last night and today I have ran a temperature

Call your OB MD: The incision may be developing an infection with the soreness and temperature. Give your OB MD a call to have him/her examine the wound/incision.. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more