(Closed) Horrible Gas pains – post-baby/csection

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
Member
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

View original reply
giaf1 :  Um, go to the doctor?  Like, immediately?  Why on earth have you been living with this?

Post # 3
Member
760 posts
Busy bee

Go see a dr. Especially while you’re mid pain. This could be gall bladder attacks! I was told it was very common after c-sections (not sure why) and I’ve had a handful of friends have their gallbladder taken out post-birth. 

Post # 4
Member
2403 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I had kneeling pain 7 years ago and I had massive ovarian cysts. I couldn’t even breathe during the pain!

Post # 6
Member
5050 posts
Bee Keeper

Well what’s worse – dealing with potential side effects from testing (which would likely be temporary if any at all) or being paralyzed from pain as you say for the rest of your life with no treatment or hope for pain relief?  Get off the internet and go to the doctor.  99% of us aren’t doctors and the few who are ethically couldn’t treat or advise you.

Post # 7
Member
2403 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

View original reply
giaf1 :  my cysts were on both sides and complex/multiple so they did a laparoscopic biopsy to make sure not cancer (it wasn’t), then they went away on their own but it took about a year (during which the pain episodes were farther and farther apart). 

Another thing to consider would be adhesions of the bowel to your uterus or incision from the surgery, I think an MRI or a barium study would be needed for that (I’m a vet not a Dr but I see adhesions after surgery all the time).

Post # 9
Member
9829 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m not sure what “side effects” you could possibly have just from getting some testing done…
See a doctor ffs.

Post # 10
Member
2403 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

View original reply
giaf1 :  as an emergency vet I do a lot of emergency surgery when dogs and cats eat things they aren’t supposed to, a lot are “repeat offenders”. Going back into an abdomen the second (or 3+) time you are bound to find adhesions. Basically adhesions are attachments between two organs (or an organ and the lining of the body wall) that aren’t supposed to be there. Any time an organ on the inside is handled, microscopically it becomes “sticky” and another organ moving past it can get adhered. We almost never break down adhesions that are there – unless they are causing a problem (as a general rule, any adhesion broken down will form a new adhesion with something else). Most adhesions are harmless, others can cause partial obstruction of the bowels or even cause risk of partial bowel torsion (this would be extreme pain, extreme nausea and would land you in an ambulance most likely if it was torsed). I’ll PM you a photo of what adhesions look like. If it’s causing an issue I would urge you to get it checked out. It could be dangerous if you plan on having more children as well. My good friend with Crohn’s disease often has to have surgery to break down adhesions, which really sucks. She sometimes has barium CT scans and sometime MRI. It could also be scar tissue maturing, but I wouldn’t expect that to be super painful.

Post # 11
Member
5419 posts
Bee Keeper

View original reply
giaf1 :  I’d take your OB up on her offer of a referral. Can’t hurt plus if you have an hmo you have to wait for approval. I’d get the process started and if you have unbearable pain maybe a trip to the ER? I know they can do xrays and CT sometimes. 

I’ve had tests to my gastrointestinal region and no side effects except tired after general anesthesia. But it’s worth it to know. They were checking me for cancer and said it wasn’t a rush but you know what? I wanted to get the test asap after the C wird was uttered. 

Post # 12
Member
5419 posts
Bee Keeper

I’ve had a barium swallow, it was super easy and they can see how things move. I’ve had xray and an endoscopy. One other test but I forgot what it was called but a type of xray. Super easy. A pain bc you have to take the time to do it but that’s it. 

The topic ‘Horrible Gas pains – post-baby/csection’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors