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Hernia Post C-section

I had a c-section 8 weeks ago and I m worry about having an hernia . how does it feel? how does it look like?
Tue, 8 May 2012
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Hernia is unusual after a C section,unless there was post operative infection, or some other precipitating factors.
Symptomatically there will be bulge and pain at the site of incision which increases in size on coughing.
Vertical incisions are more prone to hernia than the transverse incisions.
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Hernia Post C-section

Hernia is unusual after a C section,unless there was post operative infection, or some other precipitating factors. Symptomatically there will be bulge and pain at the site of incision which increases in size on coughing. Vertical incisions are more prone to hernia than the transverse incisions.