c-section

Domonique - posted on 02/12/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )

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anyone that had a c - section still in pain ?? i dont have an infection the doctor said but i am still in alot of pain. anyone else??

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Astrid - posted on 02/14/2010

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i just spoke to my stepfather who is a doctor and has assisted in hundreds of c-sections. i asked him how these incisions opened and he said the major reason was wound infection which weakens everything including the stitches. hospitals are teeming with infections and it is just a miracle that a few of us (including myself) escaped getting one.
i also asked him about numbness around the scar and he said that some women never fully regain the sensations in that area while other women are fine after some time.

i just thought that i would share those ideas with everyone here.

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Marlen - posted on 02/24/2015

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I had a c-section about 2 months ago I had no pain till like yesterday ? And it hurts there like cramps or something and its only on one side of the c-section?

User - posted on 05/08/2012

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yes i'm still hurting from my last c-section surgery which was 5yrs ago.sharp burning pain,hated it....

Candice - posted on 02/18/2010

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Hi I had a c-section 0n 9/30/09 I really dont have any pain all I still feel is numbness which drives me crazy at first I had numbness above the scar now its slowly going away but I think you always will. I think you need to go back to the doctor if anyone is having pain just to be safe hope you get feeling better!

Catlin - posted on 02/18/2010

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I had my c/s on 9-1-09 with my daughter. I do still have a lot of pain from it, but it is more like a pulling pain from the adhesions (scar tissue) that formed. The actual incision site is completly numb, I have no feeling along my scar line on the skin, but a half inch off the scar line is extremely tender still. The worst part is the sharp pulling pains that happen if I just turn a little sometimes. I know it will get better with time, but still hurts alot now!

Amanda - posted on 02/18/2010

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I had a C-section back in september and had twins. The doctor told me it was all about how old you were...the younger you are she said the faster you will heal and as you age your body doesnt want to heal as quickly. If you feel that your doctor isnt looking close enough then you should get a 2nd oppinion. I was in pain a little after my C-section. Your body had just gone under major surgery, and that muscle is getting used to having lots of scar tissue there.

LEAH - posted on 02/17/2010

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I have a 13 year old and I also had a baby on the 29th of September, 2009. I had a cesarian with both of them. With my first son, I was in exteme pain for 9 months and with my second one I was in pain for one week. I felt very fortunate to have healed so fast this time. I dont thing it matters if you take it easy or not. Sometimes you just heal faster than others.

Sophia - posted on 02/17/2010

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i had my c-section on september 8 2009 i healed good i went back to work at four weeks but it was also my second one. it itches at time and sharp pain as well but a consistent pain is not normal go to your doctor and if he says nothing is wrong go to a different one. good luck with everything. hopes this helps.

Ashley - posted on 02/17/2010

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i had my daughter september 8 and i still get pains there every now and then it is also still numb there and they told me it was noramal i just take some pain killers to help it or put some lotion on it and mine was stiched on the inside and glue on the outside.

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I had a c-section sept 15. i am not in pain but the area around it is almost a numb feeling. it feels funny and almost hurts to scratch at it. i asked my doc about it around 6 weeks after and she said the numbness goes away sometime in the first year - once the nerves have a chance to rebuild/reform themselves

Tania - posted on 02/17/2010

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No Pain but still tender...I have had 2 C-sections now and it just takes time...feel better soon:)

Lisa - posted on 02/17/2010

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I had my son Sept 4 and get pains in the incision area mainly when I get up from a lying position, and more in the far right side of it. Dr says it's the nerves growing and connecting as the major incision heals. Said try sittups to help muscles get stronger.

Veronica - posted on 02/16/2010

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Hi Kristy
You are so lucky 'cause i even have a hole at the end of my stitch, that is on the left side and that is what worries me alot. it's a little bit painful and i did go to the doctor but he said that it will heal in time. he said that it's not healing fast because i have a lot of fat there, which made me feel very fat because i was 92kgs, that was two weeks ago. i started with some diet and i am now 85kgs and hoping to loose more, maybe that will help with the healing of my stitches. thank you for your reply.

Lauren - posted on 02/16/2010

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I had my daughter Sept.17 09 and I still get pains inside and my incision is heal perfectly! It itches a lot also!! But I figure that it is all in the healing process...As long as you don't have any blood in your bowels or urine then I would not worry to much just work through it as best you can! I know its not easy cause my pains get really bad sometimes! But I just try to go about my day to day activities but if it gets to bad I just take it easy. Hope you feel better soon!!

Jo - posted on 02/16/2010

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Hi my name is Jo. My son was born on 26th Sept 09 by c-section.this is my 2nd child and 2nd section. I sometimes feel pain on my right side especially if I need the bathroom in anyway. Veronica if there is blood around your wound after so long this COULD be a sign of something wrong, nothing to do with fat and I would get a second opinion. Make sure you keep the area clean and dry and if you have time (with twins it must be hard to find time) but if you can lay on your back with a clean dry towel over the wound as long and as often a possible. I am no exert but my sister is a nurse and these are the things she had me do and I had no complications with my wound except for the pain mentioned above. Let us know how it goes Veronica.

Domonique - posted on 02/15/2010

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I believe that i am permently stuck in sweat pants!! anything tight and my scar bothers me. I have to go to the doctor for my yearly check up in march and i will ask him then about it. i just think that after 4 1/2 months i should be ok to wak around for awhile but it hurts!! :((

Patricia - posted on 02/15/2010

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I had a c-sec on Sept 5th and will get random sharp pains...no infections, no problems, but still have pain. I cant sleep certain ways or else it hurts too. I am a dancer and have been dancing for a while now and dont have pain with that, but do when I sit certain ways. Its so weird and I dont like it at all!

Kirsty - posted on 02/15/2010

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i had a c-section on the 14/09 it doesnt really hurt anymore but feels numb and sometimes i get a pain inside but not constant, if your in a lot of pain all the time then i wouldnt think it was normal and would go back to your doctor, mine healed pretty quickly i was able to go for walks about 5 weeks after so ive ben lucky

Veronica - posted on 02/14/2010

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Hi, my name is Veronica, i gave birth to twins 0n11/09/09. they did an emergency c section and last friday i notice there's blood coming out of my c-section. i rushed to my doctor and he told me that its nothing major. He said that there is a lot of fat around the stiches that is why it hasn't healed properly. but i feel i little bit ofpain sometimes.

Jessica - posted on 02/14/2010

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i had a c-section on september 12th wen my son was born... everything was fine afterwards, no infection no tears but my incision itches sometimes n its so annoying. its also really sensitive still an it hurts sometimes to wear anything over it....

Carly - posted on 02/14/2010

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I too have tenderness and did not want a C-section labor for 30 hours then puched and the doctor said the baby just isnt coming that way! i was very upset but now i am over it. its crazy how they say only 30% of women have C-Sections and i hear about it more than i do natural births! i could bearly have sex until about 3 weeks ago! it was a very bad recovery for me but the doctor told me to wait atleast 6 month to do vigorous exersize so i am waiting another 3 weeks then i am hitting the gym!!!

Laura - posted on 02/14/2010

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My c/s was 9/25/09 and I haven't had any problems with the incision. I do occasionally get a sharp inner pain, and of course pain from the incision when baby stands on or kicks it. The numbness seems to be getting better, but replaced by a dull ache feeling. Perhaps the inside isn't healing as well, but how do you tell something like that?

Tara - posted on 02/14/2010

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My son was born Sept 11/09. I actually did get an infection after my c-section and had to be reopened and healed from the inside out. I still have slight pain now and again on my right side. I have talked to a friend of my who had a c-section as well she didn't have an infection but still feels slight pain now and again I heard it is all quite normal and can take a very long time for it to heal entirely.

Beth - posted on 02/14/2010

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I'm not in pain, but I it is still tender/slightly painful if my scar gets pushed on. And I do have some numbness below the incision site. My OB/GYN did tell me that it may take years to get back to normal, and my aunt, who had one 25 years ago, says that it never goes back to exactly what it was before. On the other hand my cousin has had 3 and she has never said anything about it hurting that long after. You can always get a second opinion, I don't imagine you should still be in constant pain. I know it sucks, but I guess that's the price to pay for bringing our babies into the world. Hope it gets better for you.

Astrid - posted on 02/13/2010

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our daughter was born september 25/09 via c section. i still have tenderness around the incision area especially when i apply pressure or have the baby sit or stand on top of the area. recently it has been getting itchy which i presume is a sign that it is healing. i still get numbness too.

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Mine is itchy sometimes; I think that means it's healing; and I do have "pains" from time to time but not constant. I asked my friend who is a nurse and she said they did cut a lot of nerve endings and muscle and it is a massive surgery so I will have pains for a while. But if it's constant pain in your c-section I would go to a doc just to be sure. You know your body better than anyone including your doctor; so if you think there is something wrong make sure to keep up on it yourself until you're satisfied with the outcome.

Abbi - posted on 02/13/2010

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My son was born by c-section Sept 26, 2009. I didn't have any problems or complications with the c-section or the inscision afterwards. I can't say that I'm in "pain" persay, but it is still sensitive, and sometimes it itches... A LOT.

Domonique - posted on 02/13/2010

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My son was born on the 27th of september. I really didnt want to have a c-section, i was in labor ffor over 30 hours and pushed for three and he barley moved!! So i had to have one and my wound split open too right after i got my staples out. Maybe that is why i dont know i hate it though.

Fiona - posted on 02/13/2010

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yes I am still in pain, my son Phoenix was born on the 2nd of September 09, although I had an infection and my wound split open a bit! Although I have googled it and it seems to be really common to be in pain from a c-section up to a year! Which makes it so much worse when you didn't want the c-section in the first place!



With my first son, it took me awhile to recover from that too!



Sorry I'm not much help, my advice is to take it easy as much as you can! Although that is very difficult at times!

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