C-section

The procedure where a doctor delivers the baby through an incision in the mother's abdomen and the uterus is called c-section. C-sections are necessary when the labor is not progressing, multiple pregnancies, hydrocephalus, fetus in breech position, baby too big to pass through the cervix, and if the mother has other health conditions like diabetes or hypertension.

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How do I regain my abdominal shape as it was before the C-section?

Query: Hello doctor, I had two children with cesarian delivery at two years difference. In both cases, l had not got my earlier physique and stomach, as well as the navel, is in its previous place. So please help me in getting my physical touch as soon as possible. Is there any problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pregnancy causes havoc changes in a woman's body due to loads of hormones flowing in the blood for long nine months. With an increasing girth of your bump, your abdominal skin and underlying muscles too get stretched and weakened, often leading to diastasis recti, which...  Read Full »

Please explain the MRI report for abdominal discomfort.

Query: Hi doctor, I need a detailed MRI review and report for my problem. Is that possible? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sure, you can upload your scan with a proper history. Also, mention the areas of concern and re-evaluation regarding which aspect of the scan you want to know. That would ultimately benefit you. Thank you.   Read Full »

After how many years of C-section can I plan my next pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I delivered my first child two months ago, with C-section. I got my first period after delivery, yesterday. My child is only on breastfeeding. I want to know when can I start exercising, light as well as proper gym in order to get back to shape. I want to know till when do we need to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it has been more than 9 weeks post delivery already, you can start your light abdominal toning exercises if your pain has completely subsided. Generally, we tell the mother to avoid exercising for 6 weeks till strength is achieved over the c-section scar. Do not l...  Read Full »

Even after two years of C-section, I have back and joint pain. How to treat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I am a mother of a 2 year old boy. After cesarean delivery, I had back and joint pain problem. I thought that once I stop my breastfeeding my problem will resolve. But, it persists still. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need calcium supplements daily. You also need to be exposed to direct sunlight for quarter an hour three times a week before noon. Also, you need Vitamin B 12 supplements. It will take around three months of supplements to compensate the deficiencies caused by breas...  Read Full »

Can I have an abortion after a history of C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I am seven weeks pregnant and I want to do abortion but I had a baby boy with a C-section six years ago. So I just wanted to know if I can abort.  Read Full »


Dr. Sree Gouri. S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. If you have decided for abortion, you can undergo but under strict supervision. You have to consult your gynecologist, confirm the gestational age. Up to eight weeks, medical termination is possible. But better to be under admission to pre...  Read Full »

Can C-section scars affect tubal ligation?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my tubal ligation over a year ago during my fifth C-section. The doctor told me that he had a difficult time doing it because of all the scar tissue and my tubes were stuck to my ovaries. I have been worried this whole year because he did not act real confident. How does scar tissue...  Read Full »


Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Repeated cesarean section give rise to adhesions in the abdominal cavity. That means, during healing process the internal organ develop adhesions and they stick to each other. The likelihood of the operation could be tested by doing hysterosalpingography (HSG) w...  Read Full »

Is it safe to drink water after C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, Are we allowed to drink water after a cesarean section? If not, what happens to the body if you drink water?  Read Full »


Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. Water is not prohibited after C-section. However, drinking water or any fluids is delayed right after CS because you are expected to lie down flat on the bed at least eight hours after the operation to avoid post anesthesia side effect of a sp...  Read Full »

Having pain in left ovary, and it increases during exercise. Is it ovarian cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 years old female, and I have had three c-sections and normal regular periods. My menstrual cycle three months back was short and lighter, and I ovulated about a week early. I noticed some pain, which almost reminded me of implantation pain. This continued on and off with pain an...  Read Full »


Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After undergoing three cesarean sections, it is quite possible to haveintra-abdominal adhesions. Which may give rise to intermittent pain associated with the bowel movements. The pain that you experienced could be mid cycle ovulation pain.As you have undergone transvagin...  Read Full »

I have had two C-sections. What are the risks of getting pregnant again?

Query: Hi doctor,A couple of days before, I found out that I was pregnant. According to the first day of my last menstrual period, I am about four and a half weeks pregnant. This is my fourth pregnancy. I had an ectopic pregnancy for four years. Then gave birth after a year through emergency cesarean and d...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think your GP has guided you correctly. Abortion can be associated with complications, some of which may be major. Your gynecologist informed you about your weak uterine scar. So, a continuation of pregnancy can be risky as well. In my opinion, you should consult ...  Read Full »

Is normal delivery possible if the baby weighs more?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has completed 39 weeks of pregnancy. We got an ultrasound yesterday, and the report is completely normal. But her labor pain is not getting induced, so the doctor is suggesting cesarean, as the baby's weight is 3.65 kg. My wife would like to have a normal delivery by inducing pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it is normal. No, delivery is risk-free, normal or caesarean. If her BP (blood pressure) and blood sugar are normal, then there is no contraindication to normal delivery. Regarding the chanc...  Read Full »

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