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Stomach pain post C-section, constipation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   my wife gave birth 6 weeks ago by C section
User :   her stomach is still out
User :   when can she do exercises and which one
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   doe she have any stomcah pain
User :   when can she wear stomach belt
User :   yes
Doctor :   does she have any stomach pain
User :   yes
User :   slightly pain
Doctor :   does she any other complaints like bleeding, fever, loose stools, difficulty in urination.
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   usuaaly the organs of the body especially uterus returns to the normal stage by around 6-8 weeks
User :   ok
Doctor :   she amy require aound 2-3 weeks more for reducin gher stomach
Doctor :   And as she undergone surgery it tak3es little more time to return to normal
User :   what about exercises to get back into her figure
Doctor :   but it cannot be going to be like before child birth unless she exercises
Doctor :   she can resume with her exercises after 3-4 months
Doctor :   since she has undergone surgery
User :   ok
Doctor :   It takes time for the wound inside the uterus to heal complately
User :   ok
Doctor :   If you try to exercises before the sutures may give away or lead to pain and weakness of teh wound
Doctor :   or delay in healing.
Doctor :   Slight house hold chores can be done
Doctor :   But avoid lifting of heavy weights like bucket of water
Doctor :   since if the wound does not heal properly
User :   ok
Doctor :   it cal lead to formation of hernia
User :   ok
User :   so rest for 3 months
Doctor :   Does she still has bleeding from vagina
User :   no bleeding
Doctor :   yes rest is advisable for 3 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if she has severe pain she may need physical examaintion
User :   se has no severe pain
Doctor :   ok
User :   only slight pain in stomach
Doctor :   Is the pain from the operated site
User :   both places
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then she can take a simple pain killer like paracetamol
Doctor :   Avoid exceretion over the abdomen
Doctor :   Sorry exertion over the abdomen
User :   ok
Doctor :   does she has constipation?
User :   sometimes
Doctor :   Avoid straining during passing stools this can lead to formation of hernia
User :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest her to take good healthy foods like fruits, cooked vegetables, more of greens
Doctor :   avoid constipation expecially following a surgery
Doctor :   Give her more of boiled water.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Avoid giving white bread, coffee etc
Doctor :   give more of fruit juices
User :   ok
Doctor :   If she has difficulty in passing motions she can take syrup livoluk 10 ml in the night after food to prevent constipation.
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Doctor :   are you there
User :   yes
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User :   ok that all
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