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6 months post caesar - is this normal?

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#1 Three_Of_Hearts

Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:39 PM

I had my second baby 6 months ago via planned caesarian.  All went very well and I healed up quickly.

6 months on though I still don't have a lot of feeling in my stomach when I touch it and if I press on my belly there is a dull pain there (almost feels like internal bruising if that makes sense).  If I wear anything tight against my belly it can be a bit uncomfortable.

I've also recently gotten back into exercise and if I run or do anything that uses my stomach muscles then I get some breakthrough bleeding.

Is this all normal for a second time c section?  I can't remember having these issues after my first and it was an emergency caesarian.

It's not stopping me from doing anything, I'm more just curious if I should go and speak to someone about it or if my body just isn't bouncing back after the second time!!

#2 Lucrezia Bauble

Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:46 PM

The “not a lot of feeling” in the stomach - is, in my experience - not unusual - I’m 6 years post c and I have a patch which is numb. I’ve heard other women mention this too.  I assume they cut through nerves? The pain though is worrying - definitely worth a visit to the dr.

#3 Oh Peanuts!

Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:12 PM

I’m only 3 months post-second c-section, and definitely have the numbness. I didn’t have it first time around. It’d be worth speaking to a women’s health Physio about it if it continues. I presume it’s related to abdominal muscle separation?
I’m also getting the occasional breakthrough bleeding too, which I definitely didn’t get first time around either. My OB wasn’t concerned at the 6 week check, but said it’d be worth investigating if it was still regularly happening at 4+ months.

#4 Oriental lily

Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:05 PM

I am 4 months post emergency c section and no numbness but still very tender if I press down . Plusmy periods are Niagara Falls ! ( sorry about the TMI) . This was my first c section after 4 vaginal births and am really surprised about how long  the recovery has been . Deffinetly knocks you about !

#5 MrsLexiK

Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:11 PM

I’m 5 yes on from the first and nearly 3 from the second. I do have endo so that could be some of my issues however I have numbness is areas and also certain sports when getting force to them (say a child’s foot or the dog jumping up or a child’s elbow whilst on the couch) hurts. I get the issues with tight pants but find it is related to my cycle more do suspect it is more endo then the csection. My endo has been the worse if ever had been since my second child though so it’s hard to know what is due to the csection and what is due to the endo.

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