Question for those mommas who had a C-section:
My daughter is 3.5 now, and just recently, within the last 6-8 months, I’ve noticed that anytime I cough (or even sometimes when I sneeze), my stomach muscles right above my scar tense up and it almost feels like a Charlie Horse.
I legit have to walk around and massage my stomach to get it to finally stop. Has this happened to anybody else? Or am I crazy?"
TOP ANSWERS (AS SELECTED BY MODERATOR):
“Mine is numb and itches sometimes and I’ve had quick sharp pains before. Nothing that lasted more than one or two seconds and it’s been 13 years. I would definitely get it checked.”
“I’d ask your doctor about it. I’ve had two, my first one 10 years ago and my 2nd one 3 years ago. Even after my first, it stayed tender for years. They also had to go in and remove scar tissue that built up after 3 years with my first one because the pain got so bad.”
“Mine is numb out to a couple CM top and bottom. No pain ever. I’ve had two. 10 years ago and 2 years ago.”
“I’ve had two c sections, the last one was in February of 2019. This happens to me too. It’s awful! It takes my breath away & takes a while to go away. I also have to walk around.”
“Mine isn’t above the scar but like right where the scar is. Sometimes the pain lasts a few seconds, sometimes a solid minute. But never longer than that. It’s like a stabbing and cramping sort of pain all at once.”
“Mine feels numb after nearly four years unless I cough, and I spoke to the doctor and he said it’s just the muscles pulling. Some people apparently use their stomach muscles more than others when coughing and it’s really bloody sore sometimes lol but I wouldn’t be too worried about it unless it gets so bad you can’t deal with the pain.”
“My son is 15 and mine still has pain that shoots through it. It’s also numb 90% of the time. I got cut up and down. Not bikini.”
“Mine still feels numb or feels being ripped apart when I carry heavy stuff, when I’m overly exhausted or when I stand for long periods of time. I had mine 5 years ago.”
“It could be a hernia. Talk to you doctor.”
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