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Doctor insights on: Why Is My Stomach Still Bloated And Pudgy Six Months After C Section

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6 months post c-section and my stomach still hurts and is kind of hard and or firm. Is this normal?

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 more

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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.

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

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Is it normal after 2 yrs of having a c-section to still have abdominal numbness.

Is it normal after  2 yrs of  having a c-section to still have abdominal numbness.

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

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What can I do if my stomach after a c- section is still sticking out, some exercises that can help?

What can I do if my stomach after a c- section is still sticking out, some exercises that can help?

Cardio Mix: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you lose stomach fat, if any. To lose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more

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My stomach is still sensitive to the touch 4wks post c section. Is this normal?

My stomach is still sensitive to the touch 4wks post c section. Is this normal?

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

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8 mnths post c section. Right side of lower abdomen still numb ,wierd sensation on touch. How long can it take to feel better.. a year? Help. .

8 mnths post c section. Right side of lower abdomen still numb ,wierd sensation on touch. How long can it take to feel better.. a year? Help. .

Nerve Damage: When surgery is performed (like a C-section), nerves supplying the skin and muscle in the area a cut. These nerves grow back over a period of months. Until the nerve is fully functional, you will continue to have numbness. This is not dangerous but it can be annoying. ...Read more

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I had 2 natural births and now had my 3rd child via c-section last year. Since have had trouble losing stomach fat. Suggestions on how to tone again?

I had 2 natural births and now had my 3rd child via c-section last year.  Since have had trouble losing stomach fat. Suggestions on how to tone again?

There's no such : Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general ; a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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