What is your tummy like 6 weeks after C Section?

Discussion in 'Postnatal Support' started by Amanda, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    I'm not talking about your baby belly, I'm talking about the bit of your tummy just above the scar.

    My scar is fine, not painful or sore. But it's the 4 inches of tummy above it that's causing me concern. It's been a bit swollen since I had Ben, but the last 2 days I'm sure it's got worse. It's bloody massive and swollen! I can't wear trousers unless they're maternity or loose joggers, even though last week I was wearing non-maternity jeans. And it's painful as well. It's still got that odd numb feeling, but its sore as well. I have to stand up really carefully again, even though I've been fine for 2-3 weeks with the pain.

    It actually feels like it's full of fluid. Is that possible? I didn't have this last time.
     
  2. ChloesMummy

    ChloesMummy Well-Known Member

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    If it feels like its full of fluid I would go and get it checked, I have had fluid build up with both my sections now and it was because of an infection. x
     
  3. Flergle

    Flergle 1st pregnancy and overdue

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    If you think it's worse, I'd get it checked out. I had that numb/sensitive feeling for ages. It's only now starting to feel like my tummy again. My LO is 7.5 months so it's taken a while. I still wear maty pants, they're soooo comfy! Are you BF? Only I think my tummy took ages to settle coz I BF for almost 6 months. If you're not, it may be you're due a period???
     
  4. tasha41

    tasha41 Mum & Dad + 1

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    Get it checked out.

    I had both redness/swelling & fluid build up and both were an infection.. sorry to say I think it sounds like you could have an infection too since you're experiencing intensified pain along with it? But I'm not a doctor, get it checked to be on the safe side :)
     
  5. Jelly Bean

    Jelly Bean Queen and little prince

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    The belly is actually supposed to decompress fluid, not build up...that does sound concerning.
     
  6. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    def. get it check honey :hugs: please let us no how you are :hugs:
     
  7. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    Thanks everyone.:hugs:

    I've been trying to book a doctors appointment all day and the bloody hitler receptionist is being a right cow. I'm going to try later when she's gone to pick her kids up from school.
     
  8. tasha41

    tasha41 Mum & Dad + 1

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    Do you guys have walk-in clinics or anything there?

    Here, we have walk-in clinics... they're free but intended for people who don't have a family doctor... family doctors get billed for their patients' visits to these clinics, so if you threaten going to one they fit you in :)
     
  9. missjacey44

    missjacey44 Jacey & Baby Tye

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    Id get that checked, could be some kind of infection or something.

    Mine never did that. Its still numb just above though and one side is really flat like its been squashed just above the scar!
     
  10. Yeh I would def get it checked mine never did that.
     

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