I had a c-section 13 months ago,
And in the past 2 months I have been doing exercise with no problems.
My stomach (around the incision) has always felt numb.
Today I decided to try and do some sit ups. I only did 10.
But now (about 12 hours later) I'm in pretty bad pain around the incision, it almost feels like how it felt when I was a week post operation.
It's just quite painful and extremely tender..
I would have expected this if it was a few months post c-section.. But a year? And I only did 10 sit ups!
I'm really worried that something isn't right.. I'm seeing my dr tomorrow about this because it just doesn't seem right, but in the mean time I was just wondering if any other mums have the same issue?
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03-03-2012 00:09 #1
Is it normal to feel pain 1 year after C-section?
13-03-2012 16:22 #2
I still get twinges on my internal scar over a year later, on the knot off point where they tell me the doc gives it one huge final tug when securing the stitches. I was really concerned about getting my ab strength back and healing properly, so I started to consciously hold my stomach muscles in for a gentle exercise from about six weeks. At about six months I started doing gentle crunches on an ab machine at the gym where I was able to do them sitting up and with really little weight. At both of these steps I was feeling pain on the scar. Now the pain it only occurs randomly after I've gotten up out of bed on a twisted angle in a rush to get the kids or something. I have not done any stomach exercises for a while though as I think that my ad muscles separated and was not diagnosed and I have been meaning to go to the doc about that.
So I don't know what is normal but my doc did say to me not to do sit ups until I had comfortably worked my abs with more gentle exercises, and I did that and I do still get pain after a year.
I hope the doctor was able to help you. I think it is always best, when in doubt to go to the doc.
Hope my experiences helped,
13-03-2012 16:24 #3
Just re reading your post, I should clarify that my pain has not been as bad as you described for a really long time. I really hope you feel better soon!
13-03-2012 17:04 #4
Ouch! I'm not sure it supposed to hurt that much.
Mine aches sometimes (11 months old) and so does mums (21 years since last one!)
Maybe go see a dr if it doesn't get better!!!
13-03-2012 18:41 #5
Thanks for your replies, I have since been to my dr about other problems I am having down there and mentioned this to her, she said my other problems Sound like Endo, which I have suspected for a very long time, both my sisters have it and so does my mum.
She suspects I have endo that's attached it's self to the scar, she felt around and could feel something wasn't right around the incision.
I have been referred back to the hospital that did the c-section.. Just waiting to hear back from them now.. If I haven't herd back from them by the end of the month I'm going through a private hospital.
Fingers crossed what ever it is it can be fixed to some extent.
Thanks again for the replies
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