Muscle spasms and pain 6 weeks post-op

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Registered: 02-21-2007
Muscle spasms and pain 6 weeks post-op
Mon, 08-10-2009 - 3:31pm
I have been experiencing lots of pain from my bellybutton down since the surgery 6 weeks ago. The actual incision area has healed up and no longer hurts very much. Most of my pain is coming from higher up in my tummy, just below my navel straight down the midline and a little off to the right as well. I first thought that maybe it was that muscle seperation thing that happens during pregnancy, but I can still feel them together or just barely seperated, maybe. I still have a lot of swelling and I don't remember any of this with my first C/S. I also have a little spot the size of a quarter that puckers in when you push on my tummy. Almost like
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Registered: 03-18-2009
Tue, 08-11-2009 - 12:50am

The pain and tightness that you describe from your bellybutton down sounds fairly typical. Your uterus is getting back into shape and the cramps/ stretching/ pulling can be pretty intense. It has been worse for me with every child.

I don't know about the puckering and the muscle spasms, though -- that is a new symptom that I haven't heard anything about previously.

I would certainly ask your doctor if there is anything about your symptoms that seems strange to him/her. And trust your gut on this one.

I hope you're feeling better soon!