Caesarean Stitches Are Often Painful After Lifting Heavy Weights?
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External wounds from cesarean section generally require healing time ranging from 1 to 4 weeks. However, wounds on the inside may require a longer healing time, because a cesarean section involves a fairly deep incision, not only in the abdominal cavity, but until it reaches the uterine wall.
Pain in the cesarean section that occurs for a long time after surgery, if the intensity is reasonable, is generally not a dangerous thing. This is likely due to the formation of post-wound scar tissue that attaches several organs to the previous incision. This scar tissue has less elasticity than normal skin structure. As a result, when you make excessive movements, you are prone to pain.
What you need to be aware of is if the pain is very severe, does not improve with regular anti-pain medication, or even causes complaints, such as vomiting, muscle cramps, fever, chills, fertility problems, bowel disorders, and so on. If you feel pain like this, then you should immediately see a doctor for further evaluation, for example through ultrasound. This type of pain can be related to your previous history of cesarean section or it can also occur due to other causes, such as peritonitis, irritable bowel syndrome, hernia, gastroenteritis, urinary tract infections, bladder stones, obstructive ileus, endometriosis, myomas, and so on. With a direct doctor's examination, of course the cause of pain can be identified properly and treatment can be carried out on target.
Currently, you can take the following steps to minimize pain in the post-cesarean section:
If pain occurs, rest, elevate your legs, compress the surgical area with warm water, and take pain medication (eg paracetamol).
Limit activities that have the potential to increase pressure in the abdominal cavity, such as lifting heavy objects, straining excessively, coughing or vomiting too often
Avoid wearing tight clothes and pants
Maintain ideal body weight, avoid obesity
Exercise regularly, but limit sports that cause excessive abdominal muscle contractions
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dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah