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 Post subject: question about numbness
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:19 pm 
i dont know if anyof you have had surgery in the form of a cecerean before... or if any of you would know, or know of someone who would know.. but um..

i have a bikini cut... and my belly above it.. i would call it ithe "pooch" (as jenna and krissi so kindly call it) i cant feel anything, like its numb... does anyone know when this is going to not be numb anymore? will it be like this forever? it feel creepy and weird.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:55 pm 
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I had a c section too and well, my "pooch" isn't numb but the area where the scar is (the bikini cut) is still a bit numb. It is a very strange feeling. And sometimes it itches too. I think it must be healing. I can't wait for it to go away... isn't motherhood fun, ha ha ha.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:59 pm 
i sadly didnt get mine from a c section, i had surgery this past friday and they did the same cut as a c section. it is so creepy to touch it and not feel anything. i hate the cut, it feel weird as hell!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:28 pm 
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My incision is numb & the area around it is (semi-numb) VERY weird feeling. With my first it had been 2yrs., then I had a repeat c-section. All the people I've talked to said theirs are still numb/weird feeling and some have been 6+yrs ago. When I went to my dr. visits with my 2nd I would still kinda squirm when they wiped the gel off my belly. I also would get sharp twinges around the area, not so much anymore but occasionally. I was told I could have this forever. And it hurts/is sensitive if one of my kids kicks/hits/sits/stands in the wrong place. It was awful at first but got better.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:23 am 
ugh, i am not looking forward to this recovery and the icky numbness


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:02 am 
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Sounds like it is normal but when you go for a check up I would mention it


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:05 am 
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Yeah, I get those sharp twinges every now and then too. They really knock you off your feet. I thought I was done w/ the sudden twinges (Braxton Hicks) after I had the baby... man oh man, he is lucky he is so darn cute!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:35 am 
ok one more question bout the incision.. how soon after did u sleep on your belly? i woke up tonight on m belly and it scared the crap out of me, and it hurt to try and get uo.. i ended u sliding over to the side of the bed and letting my lower half slide out and get my feet on the floor, then standing up.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:47 am 
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Um, well, I was in the hospital for 3 days, and in a hospital bed. Then, once I got home my milk came in and given that I wasn't nursing, my breasts were REALLY engorged for like 3-4 days and there was NO WAY I was sleeping on those, ha ha ha. So, at least a week. But, I don't really sleep on stomach, so I am not sure when I really did it, maybe not for awhile. I sleep on my side usually. I don't think it is a problem though unless you are uncomfortable. I wouldn't worry if you wake up and you are on your stomach. Do you have stiches? I never got stiches. I had staples while I was in the hospital and then on the 3rd day when I left, they cut them and just put on steri-strips. So I am sure it was fine to sleep on my stomach once they took the staples out.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:55 am 
my doc gave me dissolvable stitches... i gueess i was scared cuz i didnt know if being on my belly would cause any damage, but i got up this morning, and was around without any pain meds, so i think ill be ok :)
thank u for replying :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:07 am 
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I don't see why you couldn't sleep on your belly. I had surgery years ago and I was allowed to


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:50 pm 
i discovered tonight that there is a bruise across my belly.. i know it sounds dumb, but is that normal too since i was sliced open? oh and i was gonna let u all kno, if u are in fact curious to see what the cyst looked like, i have a pic, if u want it, PM me with an email addy and ill send to u.. or i can post it here, just dont want anyone to get offended.. so let me know :):)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:39 pm 
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Glad to hear your op. went well.
I had numbness and a strange feeling for maybe the first year but now I have total feeling above the incision area and right on the incision but I had an operation for a hernia about 7 years ago and I still have some numbness around the incision area and just below and this inicision is just to the right of my c-sec incision.
So you may always have a some numbness, but you may not...you'll just have to wait and see.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:49 am 
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I had a very small bruise my 2nd time & the nurse said that they prob had to pull that side back a bit more or something. I can't remember. I had a friend who had a bad bruise & her husband said it was kind of a rough delivery. The baby was breech so I don't know if that contribute.


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