Hernia Surgery Scars Still Hurt Whether It Affects Pregnancy?
Morning, I am currently 8 weeks pregnant but sometimes my hernia surgery aches when I did the surgery at the age of 4 years. I want to ask, Can this affect my pregnancy? especially if my stomach size gets bigger … thank you
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Pain or pain that appears after surgery is something that is often encountered, even though the operation has been going on for a long time. Not only hernia surgery, operations such as cesarean section, tumors, appendicitis, and various other types of operations can cause pain in sufferers for months to years later. This condition may be due to muscle weakness or injury due to surgery, shortening, or there is injury to the associated nerve.
This should not affect pregnancy, but it is precisely pregnancy that can affect this. That is to say, it could be another hernia due to pregnancy. Keep in mind, hernias can appear in those who are overweight or obese, have a long-term cough, often lift heavy loads, have a buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity, often straining and pregnant women. Weak wall in the abdominal cavity can be defeated by the pressure caused by the womb that gradually enlarged.
So we recommend that you continue to convey this to your obstetrician during routine pregnancy control so that your obstetrician can be more aware of the potential conditions that might occur. Your obstetrician will better control your weight gain during pregnancy, and also be more aware of your fetus's weight gain. What is clear, if you feel pain that is increasingly unbearable or other symptoms that if dangerous, do not hesitate to consult a gynecologist immediately, even though the schedule has not been controlled, or even to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Meanwhile, avoid cigarette smoke and stress, do not lift heavy loads, do not push too hard when defecating, multiply the consumption of water, fruits and vegetables, avoid excessive activity, and regular breaks. So, hopefully answering your question.