any body still having bad stomach pain a year after c-section?

Sara - posted on 09/17/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I had a c-section 14 months ago and have bad pain in my stomach and back.

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I asked my doc about my pain that comes and goes, but my c-section was only 4 months ago. He told me it depends on the person, some are perfectly fine and back to normal in a few months, but sometimes it can take years. He said my pain was nerve damage and also due to a lot of scar tissue. The worst of it is caused by sex, which really sucks by the way, so as long as I am careful on positioning its fine. He did say that if it gets worse at any point and not consistently better to check back with him.

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Schyla - posted on 09/17/2010

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I never had any thing like that and I've had two c-section it dose get itchy around my scar now that I'm 6.5 months with number three (who will be c-section also) but my mother who had hers 24 years ago still gets tingling and pain from time to time. More so when she was having her cycle. I agree please call your Doctor because I have a cousin who had pain and ended up with a really bad infection.

Danielle - posted on 09/17/2010

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In my experience it goes away.
My son is now two years old and the pain still comes and goes but it is very infrequent.
It would be a sharp, twangy, pins and needle feeling in my lower abdomen, and sometimes would be so bad that I would have to stop what I was doing. It passes, I dont think there should be any need for concern.
Also, my incision got infected shortly after my sons birth.
If you did have an internal infection you would be running a fever, chills, vomiting, possible opening of incision (with puss and blood). With your cesarean almost a year and a half ago I seriously doubt that is the case.
Chalk it up to nerve damage. It can take up to 3 years to gain proper nerve function after a surgery, not to mention the fact that they sliced through major stomach muscle, and nerve tissues.

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I had a c-section 4 months ago, and I'm having similar problems. I have shooting pain in my abdomen from near my incision. I also have a lot of swelling near my incision. The doc said something about ovarian or uterine cysts or fluid buildup near the incision. I have some tests done last week but they haven't called me with results. I'd really like to know what's going on because it's getting more and more uncomfortable and I've just about given up having sex all together.

Montana - posted on 09/17/2010

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i still get sore from time to time but if its really bad u may have an internal infection. Have you spoke with your doctor? If not I reccommend scheduling an appointment.

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