This is Dr. David
I am sorry you have having pain in the c section incision.
C sections can cause scar tissue to heal and this scar tissue can cause aches and pains for a long time
you should get an examination of your abdomen by your doctor to make sure you don't have a hernia in your c section incision.
any sort of abdominal surgery can weaken the abdominal wall and put you more at risk for hernias.
yes, you should be able to have more children.
have you been having regular gyn examinations after you had your child?
not really.. last time when i asked my mid wife (abt 6 months after giving birth) she said it might take awhile for the wound to heal..
you should go back to your gyn doctor
and get routine examinations
if you are interested in having more children.
and have your doctor check you for hernia.
if i didnt have hernia, what else can cause the pain?
scar tissue from the C section simply can cause pain.
small nerves are cut in the skin and muscle of the abdomen when a C section is performed.
and these cut nerves can cause pain for many many years.
will it get worse if i get pregnant again?
i mean will the pain get worse?
hard to know. most likely not.
when you get pregnant, your body creates many hormones
and elevates your hormone levels which prepares your body for pregnancy.
and higher levels of these hormones allows your skin and muscles to be more flexible.
Im just really worried. I had a very bad pregnancy and labour before.. The pain i feel inside the incision reminds me the pain i was having right after the operation. And its quite traumatic. sometime i passed out and get a panic attack everytime this pain comes.. I have raised this concern to my gp, but he just said nothing to worry about and asked me to take pain killer.
my gp never mention about referring me to the gyn
well, it would be good to see a gyn doctor
how do i do that?
if your anxiety is bad and you are having panic attacks, you might need medications to help decrease anxiety.
ask your doctor for a referal for a gyn for routine gyn exams and pap smears.
does your gp do this for you yearly?
i did pap smears in 2011, but it wasnt a gyn that did that.. it was just a staff nurse i think
if you are sexually active, you need a more up to date gyn exam and pelvic exam.
a pelvic ultrasound can check the abdomen
check for hernias and check for healing problems from your prior c sections.
so i need to make an appointment with my gp and ask him to to refer me to gyn to check hernia etc?
I would start there.
and get a new pap smear.
and pelvic exam.
and pelvic ultrasound possibly
do you have any other questions?
if they do the pelvic exam, can they also check what causing the pain in the incision?
if you let your gyn doctor know you are having pain there.
the lower abdominal exam is part of a complete pelvic exam
good luck to you
let me know if you have other questions.
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