Has any one had incisional hernia after a cesarean?

Yes. An incisional hernia can occur following any abdominal surgery, although it is more likely with midline incisions. Patient-factors that can contribute to hernia formation include obesity, poor nutrition, smoking, steroid use, and multiple prior operations. Surgical repair is quite common and very effective.
It can happen. I have seen them as a surgeon. It can happen any time you have surgery. www.drlugo.com.

Related Questions

Can an incisional hernia occur above belly button after one week of gallbladder surgery?

Possible. It may be just a collection of blood and fluid , wait couple of wks to till the wound heals and go for post OP visit to your doctor . Read more...
Yes. A hernia is simply a defect in the fascia. That defect can develop through a weakening, over time, or it can be acute. It depends on the size. I would call the operating surgeon if you do not have a post op check within the next week. Since he/she knows their technique, they would be in a better position to say yes or no. Read more...

I am scheduled for an open incisional hernia repair. The CT revealed two hernias along my 9 inch midline incision. The report said one measures 4x6cm, and the other was described as wide mouth. How long should I expect for recovery?

Wound healing . The time for wound healing varies but if all goes well you should be healed in two week. Avoiding infection is important. . Read more...
Surgeon. Your surgeon will be your best resource for a clear answer. It all depends on his/her experience with similar cases, technique, your comorbidities and local findings at the time of the surgery. Read more...

How do I avoid making an incisional hernia worse?

Watch Your "Weight" Anything that increases abdominal pressure can accentuate the hernia. Therefore, obesity, heavy lifting, core exercises, chronic cough (smoking) are but a few factors that can worsen an incisional hernia. If you are otherwise in good health and are having symptoms from the hernia, surgery should be considered--please see a surgeon to get a formal evaluation, if you haven't already. Good luck! Read more...
Avoid weight gain. Maintaining or losing weight and minimizing extraordinary abdominal wall stress is critical to avoid hernia exacerbation. Read more...
Avoid straining. . Things that can make hernias worse: smoking, heavy lifting, obesity, diabetes , constipation etc. practice safe lifting techniques. . Read more...

What's the type of pain that goes along with a incisional hernia?

At hernia location. It is common to experience intermittent discomfort, sharp pain, and/or pressure at the location of the lump or lumps along the old incision. See a general surgeon to define and align goals for repair, and options for repair. Read more...
Depends . Everyone has pain right after but it all depends on your hernia and how you feel pain. Some are better in 2-3 days. Others take 3 weeks. Some people complain of pulling or tugging from the mesh long term. Most people however do well with no complaints. . Read more...

Can bloatedness be due to incisional hernia?

Yes, if. Your incisional hernia becomes intermittently incarcerated and cause intestinal obstruction. If this is the case, you need to have surgical repair soon. Consult a surgeon for specific advice. Read more...
Yes. . Especially if intestine is being squeezed in the hole ( hernia) in your abdominal muscles. But there are many other things that can cause bloating. See your MD if not getting better. Read more...

Does incisional hernia always require surgery?

No. But most do or they enlarge and cause other trouble. Risk - benefit is the calculation. Includes what surgery was original. Where is the incision? How large is the current defect? Contain bowel?Etc. Read more...
No. Not necessarily. If it does not bother you, is not increasing in size and does not incarcerate (get stuck) then you do not absolutely need to fix it. If, however, the above things are happening or it is a larger hernia thru a small defect in the muscle then it is better to fix it early vs later. Read more...
Most do. The great majority of incisional hernias require repair. Those that are large enough to allow structures like bowel to slip in and out easily and are associated with no symptoms at all can have surgery deferred. Unfortunately, over time, most people develop symptoms and require surgery. Also, larger hernias require larger fixes and the natural history is that incisional hernias tend to enlarge. Read more...

Is the mesh treatment for incisional hernia safe to do?

Yes. There are however many different clinical scenarios, including the size and location of the hernia that will dictate the technique of repair which in turn will dictate the type of mesh that is best for you. Read more...
Yes. The vast majority of incisional hernias are repaired with some type of prosthetic material, either a biologic matrix or synthetic mesh. Their use greatly decreases the chance of postoperative hernia recurrence. In the hands of an experienced surgeon, these methods are very safe and effective. Read more...
Yes. Like all treatments there are always some risks. But if done properly the risks should be low. The commercials one sees on TV for lawyers are for surgeries where this mesh was used in a different location ( bladder lifts ) and they had problems. Long history of safe usage for hernias. . Read more...

How long should you wait to return to normal duties after incisional hernia repair?

Incisional hernia. This is a tough question to answer as not all hernias are equivalent. Smaller hernias may allow patients to return to desk jobs in a few days. Larger hernias may take 6-12 weeks prior returning to work. Manual laborers will also require more time prior to returning to work. This is a question that needs to be discussed with your operating surgeon. Read more...
Depends. Generally most people are limited to no heavy lifting, straining, bending etc for 4-6 weeks. Depends on what you do for work and how bad your hernia was. Talk to your surgeon . Read more...