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Following c-section had ++ difficulty having bowel movement for months. Often had to push perineum in order to push stool back out to rectum. Normal?

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Dr. Ted Anderson
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In brief: Don't worry yet

Relaxation of the pelvic support structures is predictable and expected around the time of delivery.
This would cause the problems you are describing as well as some urinary symptoms like leaking or incomplete bladder emptying. These most often "self-correct" within 6-8 weeks after delivery.

In brief: Don't worry yet

Relaxation of the pelvic support structures is predictable and expected around the time of delivery.
This would cause the problems you are describing as well as some urinary symptoms like leaking or incomplete bladder emptying. These most often "self-correct" within 6-8 weeks after delivery.
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