Re: hernia from c section
It may be a bigger scar, and swelling may make it to look even bigger. I am a man, so I don't know how big the C-section cut was. But I had my own hernia surgery in January,
and I know they use either the "patch" or the "plug" to repair hernias. My hernia was on the left side of my abdomen -they called it "inguinal," and after the surgery I felt something like a paper plate inside my abdominal wall. I still feel it. I believe this is the
reinforcement they use nowadays, compared to just stitching they did years ago that usually broke again by abdominal pressure, and needed a second repair. You don't mention anything about your physique, but if you are overweight you will benefit by weight reduction, which will reduce the pressure in your abdomen, and prevent failure
of the surgery. I had a follow up evaluation visit with my surgeon 3 weeks after surgery,
and he told me everything was fine. If you had your operation recently, you should have
the follow up visit too, and by that time the swelling should be gone. But be very careful until then. NO SUDDEN BODY MOTIONS THAT MAY PUT EXCESSIVE STRESS ON
THE REPAIR! I still feel the scar of the surgery inside me a little, but my doctor told me to expect it, and I have gotten used to it by now. I have also started "SLOW" exercises to strengthen my abdominal wall, and I suggest you discuss this regiment with you doctor. Good luck to you!
Last edited by Aguy44; 03-01-2010 at 06:22 AM.