Re: Bowel Problems after C-Section
It sounds like you have a digestion problem now.
You didn't mention why you had to have an emergency C-section.
I'm assuming you had a baby?
Maybe your hormones are all causing this now if you had a baby.
It could be multiple things.
If I were you, I'd mention it to your doctor and then get a referral to see a gastroenterologist.
I think our bowel routines change at certain stages in our lives. rather than going in the morning for you, you now go after your lunch?
something called "dumping" is caused by a problem in digestion when the food one eats isn't being digested and exits the body quickly, say after eating a meal.
My abdominal surgery that I had years ago has caused havoc to my digestive system. I had a routine tubal ligation that turned into a night mare.
they performed the surgery, told me I'd be staying over night just in case, and thank GOD they did that, becasue all of a sudden I started to feel horrible.
the pain that was shooting to my shoulders and the pain medicine I was on wasnt' even working. I was on morphine. not till the next day in the evening shift when the next shift of nurses come on did one very competent nurse check me extremely thoroughly and found out something was very wrong indeed.
they called the gyno back in and they had to do an emergency surgery to open me back up and found out I was filled up to my chest with blood.
I lost alot of my blood. which was in turn shutting down all my organs. I was going into shock.
they said in the report that blood was oozing from multiple sights in the upper part of the abdomen. far from where they did the surgery.
they coudln't find the source. there was no perforation found. they put me in ICU dept. and eventually got me stabilized once the bleeding slowed down. they had to put a clear tube inside my body that was attached to a clear bulb like thing that dangled on the outside so they could see if bleeding was going on inside.
before they sewed me back up, they had to lift up my intestines to see where the bleeding was coming from.
well, from that day on, I could not for the life of me even swallow my own saliva from going into fit of pain. I would grip the side of my bed, curl my toes and cringe as the air I swallowed went down. I could not even EAT any kind of food. I lost so much weight and was the talk of the hospital staff.
I almost died from such a routine surgery.
I think from the moving my intestines which was in place from the day I was developed in my mothers womb has caused the intestinals problems I have to this day.
I can eat now, but now I suffer from chronic constipation, I"ve also had a blockage and wound up back in the hospital after I had a total hysterectomy a week post op.
so my answer to you about the possiblity of having bowel problems after having abdominal surgery is "YES".
It can be different in every case though and I really do suggest you speak to your doctor so they can find out what's going on inside.
I wish you the best outcome.