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Tighten Stomach After C Section
What's the best way to tone abdominal muscles after having 3 c sections and two laproscopic surgeries?
Core strengthening: A good trainer can show u.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can c section (14 weeks ago) cause PID? Had abdomen, back and hip pain since few weeks after section.
No: A Cesarian in not likely to cause PID 14 weeks later. Days to 1 to 2 weeks after a Cesarian delivery, an infection can develop in the uterine incision, the endometrial- myometrial tissues (endomyometritis) ...the surrounding organs, Falopian tubes, ovaries parametria....not 14 weeks later. Would be valuable to seek a Gyn reevaluation to determine the cause and get a treatment of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post op: Pain is not normal and may be a sign of a post op complication. Please contact your surgeon. ...Read more
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Can we tie a cotton cloth on abdomen post a c sec to tighten the muscles and incision had a c sec 3 weeks back?
Post C-section: For continuity of care and since the OB/GYN surgeon who performed your c-section knows your case and post operative course the best, it is very important to simply call them and ask about what you can and can not do regarding the post operative course. Most surgeons will want to see you post operatively anyway and then you are assured to be getting the best advice and care. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hav delivered baby no 2 via c sec 5mnths bak.have umbili hernia and weak uterus muscles.can we go for baby 3 w/o fixin the hernia.thx?
please ask your OB: This is one of the most basic questions that your OB should have already told you before you were discharged from the hospital, usually after your OB does your 6 week post partum check then if that is normal it will be ok to resume, but your doc may give u the ok sooner or later so please call your OB and ask your OB before you have intercourse. ...Read more
How to reduce my post natal abdomen after c section. I have started using post natal belt after 6 weeks but still i can't get flat stomach.
Exercise: You will need to exercise to achieve a flat stomach after having a baby. Once you have been cleared by your doctor/midwife you should start a regular program. It is not necessary to focus only on your abdominal muscles. Once you are finished breast feeding, start a lower calorie diet if you haven't returned to your prepregnancy weight. Persistance and time will help you get your body back. ...Read more
And watch your calor: Use proper technique, do not cause pain to your spine. If this site allows, here is a link to a good work out technique: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=fuyy7qix3w8. ...Read more
Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?
Possibly: Residual symptoms of pancreatitis can include some fullness and discomfort, depending on severity and cause. During the period of recovery, abstinence from alcohol, limiting fatty food intake, may limit the stress on the pancreas. Your doctor should check pancreatic enzymes to make sure they are normalizing. If there are any concerns, additional blood testing and further imaging may be necessary ...Read more
C section 4 months ago (bikini incision) is it normal when touched for numb/tingling sensation & slight discomfort to be from scar up to belly button?
Yes, skin nerves: Those are cutaneous (skin) nerves that were cut at the C/section that are regenerating. ...Read more
Any recommendations to tighten loose abdominal skin non surgically? Left with a bit of a "sag" after my lovely c section
I can not offer...: ...much encouragement here. Clearly the definitive treatment for sagging abdominal fat/skin or panniculus is surgical. Unfortunately, this area of skin stretch and fat deposition is quite resistant to mobilization by diet and exercise. Abdominal strengthening exercises seem to have much more effect on the upper abdominal musculature. Carefully consider the pros/cons/risks/costs of surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
U should do no abdom: No abdominal exercises for 4 months after the csection, then u can , u can exercise everything else, but a big workout person wrote a book about that after she tore up herab muscles cause she started doing abs too soon. You should get a trainer to guide you with that or there are plenty of exercise books. ...Read more
2 weeks post c-section. Pain went away quick and now my abdomen above the cut is hurting bad again. Normal or cause for concern?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Yes, initially until the sutures are healed and muscle tone returns. No, if it is post C/section after 2 months and the OB MD says it's OK to resume most physical activities. At that point you can start an exercise program and rid yourself of extra abdominal fat and regain muscle tone. ...Read more
Post C-sxn Weight: First, do not start any rigorous activity until you are released at 6wks postop. Tissue needs time to heal before you strain it. Natural calorie burners such as breast feeding your baby would be of benefit at this stage. You can do some light walking, and initiate healthy eating now, and after released at 6 wks, begin an exercise regimen that strengthens your core. ...Read more
Loss of muscle tone: During a c-section, the long muscles of the abdominal wall are cut by incision. By cutting the muscles, nerves to the muscles can be damaged leading to atrophy of the muscles. Repair of the incision involves sutures. The surgical repair of the incisions can only approximated 80-90% of the original strength of the original tissues. Thus over time the wall may bulge or herniate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not related : Stomach size would not be related to childbirth almost a year ago. You and your doctor could evaluate your weight, post partum weight loss, uterine size, intestinal function and the many other causes of a large stomach. ...Read more
Stict caloric restic: Restriction, exercise helps and is godo for you but the key is caloric restriction and i tell all my pts u can exercise but no abdominal exercise like crunches or situps for 4 months after the c-section, u can tear up the rectus abdominal muscle if u start too soon , u can do arms legs back, chest, everything else. ...Read more
Yes: May take as long as 2 mos to 'feel normal'. A lot of tissue has to heal, follow the PO instructions and see your obgyn about any concerns you have. ...Read more
Yes.: This is a somewhat common occurrence with c-sections. If you are still having these symptoms two years after the procedure, most likely it will be permanent. ...Read more
6 months post c-section and my stomach still hurts and is kind of hard and or firm. Is this normal?
6 months post op: At 6 months post op you should be fully recovered from your c section. if you are experiencing abdominal pain then this should be evaluated by your doctor. It is not clear what is meant by your abdomen being hard or firm. A doctor should do an exam to better understand what you are referring to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a friend that has serious pains with her stomach. The pains became intense after a c-section?
Have her see MD: Your friend needs to see a MD and be examined to determine the source of her pain as there are many medical possibilities for this issue. ...Read more
I had a C-section last week IV got a bad stomach cnt get of the loo is this normal it's everytym I have something to eat?
8wks pp from c-section & noticed weird sensation inside my stomach it's not painful just weird little sensation I can't explain how it feels?
Wait it out: It may be just your internal organs readjusting to a non-pregnant state. If there is no pain, just wait it out and talk to your doctor at the next visit so that s/he may examine you. ...Read more
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