looking for advice

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Wed, 10-05-2011 - 12:53pm

this is probably the wrongboard to ask; but i wasn't really certain exactly where else to go. seeing as how this is a vbac board, i think it's safe to assume all you nice folks have had cesareans.

first off; to the best of my knowledge, i am not pregnant. i usually take my birth control pill daily, though i have been known to be last on a dose. (and at the end of last cycle, i skipped most of those little green sugar pills at the end of the pack.) i take a low dose, called chryselle 28. i don't know if that's important, but figuired i should put it out there in case it's relevant.

I had my daughter by cesarian november 23, 2008. that's almost three years ago. most of the time, my incision/scar/csection (whatever you call it) does not bother me.

In the last three days, it's been bugging me. it's not hugely painful, maybe a 2 on the pain scale. kinda dull, achy. occasionally stabbing, but not very often. it's more of an annoyance than anything. It bothers me when i sit. it bothers me when i stand, move, stretch, cough, lay down... pretty much, it doesn't go away. i would ask my doctor about it, but dh thinks that it's just "displaced pain" or something. and my doctor's office is closed today. the receptionist made me feel bad by saying that she could have a doctor on hand or EMERGENCIES call me back... you know what i mean?

anyway; idk if that's normal or if there's something going on? I do have short-lived bouts of nausea, mostly during the evening. and a headache. but that's not all day.

i haven't been doing any more excerside than usual recently. i walk a mile every morning to catch the bus to school, bike 4 miles to work saturday and sunday, bike back home after work. at most i walked a mile to the computer store from my school to drop off our laptop and pick up a loaner. but that's it.

just for the record, i've been kinda hoping to have another l/o... fraternal twin boys, i've already got names picked out, so i'm kinda holding on to delusional hope that i might get pregnant, but i know it's not realistic. or very practical. by the time i get my paycheck every other week, it's spent. between bills and transportation, i'm left with nothing. so i was kind of wondering if any of you had your incision (that's what i call it) bother you when you got pregnant with your second one? (my almost-3-yo is my first. she most certainly won't be my last. i want twin boys, two more boys, and two more girls. then... adopt two. yup... i've got it all planned out...)

so, uhh... any ideas?

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Wed, 10-05-2011 - 3:37pm
I'm not really sure as my c/s was just last year but I have had some pain near my incision and when I called the dr, she said it could be ovarian cysts, a pregnancy, or scar tissue growing in ways it shouldn't. Well after an ultrasound, they decided it was ovarian cysts, which are mostly harmless except they do hurt. Anyway, I would call the dr back as soon as the office is open and get in for an appt.
By the way, when I first got pregnant, I also had short bouts of nausea and headaches in the evening. ;) Pretty much my only symptoms for the first 2 months... So ya never know... Call the dr back!

Manda :)

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Registered: 07-23-2004
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 3:19pm
Were you able to find out? I'm curious.

Rose

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Registered: 06-07-2005
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 4:31pm
i called the doctor today, and they set me up with an appointment tomorrow morning. dh and i re-did our plans tomorrow to accomodate it, and he wants to come with. idk what to expect. the answering service said something about my almost 3-yo c-section "herniating", wouldn't this have been a problem earlier, if it was herniating? idk... i still have a bit of hope that maybe, just maybe, we can add fraternal twin boys to our family. (i've got names picked out) but i know that now isn't necessarily the best time.
if i'm not pregnant, i'll be disappointed. if i am pregnant, i'll be scared to death.

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Registered: 12-10-2003
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 8:44pm
My guess is that your scar tissue behind the incision site is irritated from the exercise you have been doing. I just had my third baby, and my incision only hurt when I started new exercise.

I hope you find the answers you are looking for!

Micki
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Sat, 10-08-2011 - 8:44am

well, i did mention everything to the doctor; ranging from the headaches and nausea in the evening, the fact that i have to force breakfast down in the morning, the irritation... everything. he checked the scar and said that it otherwise looked completely healthy. i mentioned my mother's history of pcod, and he's scheduling an ultrasound to check for it. i did undergo an ultrasound screening for it something like 16 months ago because my periods were irrgeular (hence the reason i've been on the pill for over a year.) he said that there was a very small chance that i could be pregnant, but wouldn't rule it out just because i've been on the pill for over a year. apparently, all it takes to ovulate and get pregnant is one late dose. (which, i'm upset to admit, i'm notorious for.)

he said that my shape looked like a woman's with pcod. i was told earier that women with pcod have more hair on their faces, which i do happen to have a noticable girlstache. i just don't take care of it. prettying myself up is beneath me; you know?

i was a bit hurt about the shape comment. when i think of a woman with pcod and her shape, ithink of my mom, which was aple-shaped for the longest time. i have gotten a bit of a belly, but i still have curve; you know?

anyway; he has two verdicts; pcod or pregnancy. pcod is what he is leaning towards, but he'll want a pregnancy test if the ultrasound comes back negative for pcod.

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Registered: 03-12-2004
Tue, 10-11-2011 - 9:12pm

Hi,

I am a bit confused, maybe I missed something in your earlier posts.

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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:42am
i think so as well, but at the time, i didn't need to pee. i've also been on the pill for, what is it now; 15 months? i take it pretty close to loyall every morning, though i've been known to skip the ocasional green sugar pill. (or being late on taking them once in a while...) i certainly don't FEEL pregnant... no morning sickness (the evening headaches and nausea seems to have subsided since i started waking up early enough to eat breakfast.) i still have the occasional stomach cramp, but that's about it. perhaps i should consider doing an at-home pregnancy test, but it'll be basically a waste of money. my period's not late yet... idk. anyway, they're testing me for pcod via ultrasound. i'm just waiting for them to schedule it.

plus... i guess it doesn't matter to me what order they do it, my medical insurance pretty much covers everything. (except that once in a while irritating co-pay for perscriptions.


on another, semi-related note, i've started writing again. mostly a realistic fantasy about what my life would look like if it turned out i really am pregnant (with twin boys; fraternal!)
pretty much, after arguing with my husband over whether or not we can keep them, i win and things get a bit better financially for us. then i have them and at birth i can tell that Mathayus (the older one) is very different from Arthas (the younger one). i've got it all planned out. now... if things could actually go my way that'd be real nice.

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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 11:56am

just a quick update; i took the ultrasound on firday. i'm still waiting for the doctore to tell me what the results were. in the meantime, i did take an at-home pregnancy test (dh doesn't know) and it was negative, asi

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Registered: 07-23-2004
Wed, 10-26-2011 - 9:00pm
Thank you for updating us. Best of luck to you.

Rose

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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 11:23pm

Ok, so i went to the doctor's today. my regular perscription is on backorder until 11/14. the pharmacy

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