Stomach feels strange after C section

Hi all! I am 6 weeks postpartum with beautiful/handsome girl/boy twins. Long story short, my pregnancy was a mess (severe preeclampsia and a host of other issues), my labor was a mess (30+ hours flat on my back with a magnesium drip), and my resulting c section a mess (rookie resident, excessive bleeding & they left a portion of my placenta in that had to be later removed). But I got two miracles out of the deal! Anyway, my recovery is going ok I think but I periodically get this feeling like a muscle or something is stuck in my rib cage. This happens on both sides, never occurred before my section, and strikes me as incredibly strange. It's not overly painful but it's hard to ignore. Any ideas or anyone else experience anything remotely like this? So weird!

Re: Stomach feels strange after C section

  • YES!! Is yours a sharp pain? Mine was an awful pain but it would go away just as quickly as it came! It was weird. I asked my dr and she said it was my muscles going back into place. I'm 6 months out from my c section and I don't have that pain anymore or at least it hasn't happened in a month or so. It was awful for at least the first couple months out. I do tummy exercises now and that has helped. The area above the scar is still numb and tingly and still bruised. Which seems weird to me but I bleed a lot and my poor little guy was way down in my pelvis and she had to really yank on him to pull him out. So end result I had a bruise about 6 inches tall from one hip all the way around to the other hip almost touching my back side on each side. It was awful looking. But Ive got my lil man and I'm happy! I hate that you went through such a rough time of it! And congrats on your lil ones!

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  • @farmerswife06 - glad to hear I'm not alone! And congrats on your little guy, too! Also glad to hear it eventually went away. My Dr called it "phantom pain" at my visit last week but I didn't find that to be very helpful. It still occurs daily but isn't a very sharp pain. Just more like something is caught but is strangely not painful (thankfully!).
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