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Pregnant, having back pain and pain in old stitches of caesarian operation. How to overcome this?

Mar 2013
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im pregnant 8th month is going on suffering from backpain now days and feeling pain in my old stiches as earlier had scisarion opertaion at first deleviry
Posted Thu, 23 May 2013 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 39 minutes later
Thanks for your query.
Your investigations seem to be fine - the ones that you have attached.
Back pain is common during pregnancy, due to positional changes and deficiency of calcium and vitamin D.
Pain in the old stitches is something to worry about.
Normally you should not be feeling that.
Sometimes there is strain on the old Cesarean line stitches , and there could be risk of the stitches giving way before time.
Go for an ultrasound, and have the scar thickness measured.
If it is more than 4 mm, there is nothing to worry about.
meanwhile take rest, avoid dehydration.
Consult your gynecologist for an XXXXXXX check up to determine if there are risks of preterm labour or imminent scar weakening.

Take care, and feel free to discuss further.
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