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Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 29 Jun 2008 18:57

Does anyone know if one can develop on the site of surgery?

Caz xxx

Thanks x


Lorraine Report 29 Jun 2008 18:58

yes you can if the stomach wall has been cut it will make it weak and more prone to hernias


MrDaff Report 29 Jun 2008 18:59

Yes, they can... and I believe they are fairly common on or around abdominal surgery scars... Surgery tends to leave a weakness in the muscle walls... no matter how skilled the stitcher-upperer!


Daff xxx

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 29 Jun 2008 19:04

Thanks lorraine and daff,

I have had 5 caesareans and have had a weakness on left side for a long while. Today i felt a very sharp pain when doing something strenous and it has been burning and hurting there all day.

I just wondered if a hernia is possible. Do you know what they would do?

Caz xx

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸ Report 29 Jun 2008 19:06

my hubby develpoed a hernia in april...i think it depends how bad it is but his was operated on at the end of may. my dad has two hernias and as they don't cause him any problems they won't operate,

Karen x


CMD Report 29 Jun 2008 19:15

I had an hysterectomy(spelling), 17years ago, and then developed a hernia, its called an incisional hernia (spelling again), because I did not let the first surgery heal properly, the scar site was weak, and an hernia developed through the wall of the scar,
anyway I ignored it, but it got worse, to the point of having to lie down, and push the hernia back into my body, anyway I eventually got it sorted, It did involve another operation, but that was 8 years ago, and I had left it untill it was quite bad...
but they do keyhole now....
It was like having an hysterecomy again, no lifting or driving for 6 weeks, but it has been fine sinse then
they put some sort of mesh across the abdominal wall, internally of course.
You must get this attended to, as it can be quite serious, I did not realize, they can even be life threatening, because they can cut of blood supply
cmd x


Lorraine Report 29 Jun 2008 19:17

most hernias don't cause any problems but it is worth getting it checked

my nans twisted and she was in a lot of pain its not a big op my father in law had his done a few years ago, just take it easy so it doesnt twist and get it checked out.

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 29 Jun 2008 19:19

Thankyou Karen, my Dad had one in his groin and an op cured it, very different cause fro me though.

Thanks CMD, thats what has worried me, when I had 5 th section 6 years ago and was sterilised the consultant said my womb was paper thin. I have a smear tommorow and will ask nurse.

I know I will have to get it seen too, there is a lot of weakness there after surgery 5 times,

Caz xx

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸ Report 29 Jun 2008 19:19

my hubys wasn't done by keyhole...i think again it depends how bad it is. Hubby was supposed to take two weeks off work but that was imposible so he went back after 4days,which surgeon was ok with, no driving for two weeks and no heavy lifting for six weeks.
he's now 4 weeks since surgery and is back to normal(apart from the lifting),

Karen x

oops just seen it was a different kind of hernia


Star Report 29 Jun 2008 19:58

Hi Caz it could bedue to adhesions. Thats whats i was told when i kept getting burning and pain. I have only had 2 caesarians but when they opened me up for the 2nd one they said it was a mess and full of adhesions form my first emergency one.


Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 29 Jun 2008 20:01

Its ok Karen, the title could be misleading,

Sue, i will ask nurse,my OH has knee trouble too, we are all falling apart lol!!!

Star, I have wondered about adhesions too, after 5 it must be a fair bet,

Caz xxx

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸ Report 29 Jun 2008 20:05

not the title..just me not reading correctly......its been a long day and thats my

hope you're not in too much pain and are feeling better soon,

Karen x


Sue Report 29 Jun 2008 20:28

Hi Caz,

I had adhesions after appendix was removed in Spain and I had dreadful infection post op.

During pregnancies I had abruptions where the adhesions were pulling due to abdomen stretching and sometimes breaking. I was hospitalised for a few weeks during each pregnancy until I had 'grown'

They offered me a repair op but I never bothered because the appendix scar is so awful I didn't wan't it touched again.

I don't really have the pain unless I twist quickly.

Go see your doc and good luck!

Sue xx