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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Severe stomach and back pains 3 weeks post partum what could this be? What should I do?

Severe stomach and back pains 3 weeks post partum what could this be? What should I do?

Could be normal: Schedule a visit with your doctor to find out. This could just be the normal recovery from having a baby. Bladder infections, kidney infections, gas, constipation, kidney stones, endometritis are things the doctor will want to rule out.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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11 days postpartum and had pretty much completely stopped bleeding yesterday.... today I'm bleeding again With light abdomen discomfort???

11 days postpartum and had pretty much completely stopped bleeding yesterday.... today I'm bleeding again With light abdomen discomfort???

Post partum: Some bleeding and spotting is quite common in the post partum period for the first few weeks. In breastfeeding some irregular bleeding may occur more often or not at all. If you feel the bleeding is excessive then contact your obgyn for a follow up appointment. Most women experience irregular bleeding post partum.

Dr. Kelly Kasper Dr. Kasper
Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Huge pressure on lower abdomen post partum?

Huge pressure on lower abdomen post partum?

Seek healthcare: This may be normal. It can take time for the abdominal muscles to return to normal after a pregnancy. You should see your obstetrician for evaluation and reassurance.

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What can I do about my postpartum stomach skin?

What can I do about my postpartum stomach skin?

Assess after shrink: Most women will experience the vast majority of contraction within the feet four months following delivery. Along with diet and exercise, most surgeons recommend waiting at least 6 months if not a year. Certainly you should be aware of potential for future pregnancies. Discuss your options with your primary care md, but commonly a tummy tuck is great way to improve abdominal postpartum appearance.

Dr. Henry Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Obstetrics & Gynecology
62 years in practice
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I have abdominal pain 3 months postpartum, what to do?

I have abdominal pain 3 months postpartum, what to do?

Pelvic area?: See doctor and have an exam and an ultrasound possible to have appendicitis.

Dr. Beth Cook Dr. Cook
Obstetrics & Gynecology
19 years in practice
West Virginia University School of Medicine
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3 weeks postpartum and my stomach hurts every time I eat what could be wrong?

3 weeks postpartum and my stomach hurts every time I eat what could be wrong?

Postpartum pain: Postpartum abdominal pain can occur from several conditions. If you had a c-section, postoperative complications need to be ruled out. Most commonly after using pain medications, constipation is the culprit. Even if you are going to the bathroom daily, you can still be constipated. Also very common during reproductive years is gallbladder disease. Pain occurring after eating suggests either.

Dr. Simon Tsiouris Dr. Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
19 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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I'm having incision pain and abdominal pain 11 weeks post partum. Any suggestions?

C-section incision?: Pain at the site of a c-section incision is normal for a few days or even up to a couple of weeks after delivery but should not recur 11 weeks post-partum. You should make your ob-gyn aware of the pains you are having. The sooner the better especially if they are associated with fevers or any redness at or drainage from the incision.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Ecxessive bleeding and clotting and left abdomen side pain a week postpartum. What should I do?

Ecxessive bleeding and clotting and left abdomen side pain a week postpartum. What should I do?

Needs follow up now: One week post partum if your bleeding is excessive and you are passing clots then you should be seen by your doctor or emergency room today.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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5m postpartum (vaginal) & had this since day 1 sharp pains in my lower abdomen when I move a certain way or a little faster than usual. Serious?

Needs exam: There are simply too many things that could cause lower adominal pain to list. After suffering for 5 months the next step is to schedule a visit for an examination and testing.

Dr. Patricia Allamon Dr. Allamon
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
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I am 6 months postpartum. When I sit up I feel the muscles of the right side of my abdomen tighten up. Sometimes this is painful. What may cause this?

Muscle pain: You may have pulled your abdominal (core) muscles. This is very common with an infant. Especially if you use that side of your body to lift and hold the baby. I recommend alternating sides when holding the baby, diaper bag, car seat. Be extra mindful when lifting out of the crib or the car.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Are there masses in abdomen/intestines that can develop postpartum (3 months) related to hormones?

Are there masses in abdomen/intestines that can develop postpartum (3 months) related to hormones?

No: It is not normal if you develope an abdominal mass at anytime and certainly not post partum. See a doctor please for a diagnosis.

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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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.

Danielle Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
68 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Upper abdominal pain, 3 weeks postpartum, goes away when I sit down, painful to stand up and walk around. Painful to the touch and when I press in.?

See Doctor: It is not normal to have upper abdominal pain 3 weeks postpartum. Even if you have had a c-sec. The discomfort would be mid-lower abdomen. It is true that you could have an infection, which is very serious. Please go your OB asap, if you can't get an immed. Appt. Go to the er and make sure you tell them you are 3 wks postpartum; they should evaluate you stat-no waiting. Go now.

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Dr. Carrie Cannon Dr. Cannon
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Pain in upper abdomen and difficulty catching my breath I also feel dizzy. I'm 3 weeks postpartum should I be worried? I had this same pain last week

Pain in upper abdomen and difficulty catching my breath I also feel dizzy. I'm 3 weeks postpartum should I be worried? I had this same pain last week

Postpartum sxs: Best to consult your OB-Gyn or Fam Medicine doctor to make sure all is fine. You can call their answering service and talk to the on call service physician. If symptoms persist, best to go to urgent care or ER, just in case of complications or a new health concern. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19730078

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Dr. Paul Velt Dr. Velt
Diagnostic Radiology
38 years in practice
Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine
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11 weeks postpartum still bleeding, abdominal pain, clots in ultrasound. 7-9 pads daily. Dr wants to do d&c. Why is this happening?

11 weeks postpartum still bleeding, abdominal pain, clots in ultrasound. 7-9 pads daily. Dr wants to do d&c. Why is this happening?

Possibly retained: Products of conception that were not expelled with labor may cause this type of bleeding. D & C is the best way to be sure the uterus is clean of anything that may be retained.

Dr. Thomas Mcgowan Dr. Mcgowan
Family Medicine
years in practice
Rush Medical College
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What could be causing pain in upper left abdominal muscle, excess gas and visible peristalsis. Going on for 1 year now. Postpartum related?

What could be causing pain in upper left abdominal muscle, excess gas and visible peristalsis. Going on for 1 year now. Postpartum related?

Consider constipatio: You may want to consider constipation as a cause. Unlikely related to post partum for a year. You store stool on the left side of your abdomen before you evacuate it out of the rectum.

Dr. Darrin Cunningham Dr. Cunningham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I am 25 years old n 3 weeks postpartum. During my meals I have sharp pains in my upper stomach. Could this just be trapped gas or more serious?

I am 25 years old n 3 weeks postpartum. During my meals I have sharp pains in my upper stomach. Could this just be trapped gas or more serious?

Need check: By your OB. Probably musculoskeletal changes as your body returns to non pregnant state. But get checked out to be safe. Call your OB or his nurse and report your concerns

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I am 11 months postpartum. I had my 1st period at 8 months pp. I have been having regular periods, then 2 weeks later have spotting/abdominal pain?

I am 11 months postpartum. I had my 1st period at 8 months pp. I have been having regular periods, then 2 weeks later have spotting/abdominal pain?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.

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