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#1 Tracey14

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

Good day

I have never been on a baby forum before so this is new to me :-) I am having my first child and have a question for anyone who may have had ab surgeries before their pregnancy. I have had both my gall bladder and appendix out and finding that since I am almost in my 5th month, I find the scar tissue areas are not stretching but "ripping" is the best description. It is causing me to have some panic attacks and I wondered if anyone has had the same sort of thing happen???

Thanks for any info

#2 halcyondays

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:42 AM

I haven't had any abdo surgery, but developed the "ripping" feeling from about 6 months onwards, it was worse in my subsequent pregnancies. The ripping didn't hurt, but it was a horrible, panic inducing sensation.

#3 SnazzyFeral

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:51 AM

I would talk to your care provider about it. I had Stomach surgery and a feeding tube when I was little. The scars adhered and when I was about six months it felt like they were being torn away as my stomach made way for DS. The pain was quite bad and I went into hospital for monitoring(nothing bad happened I was just freaked out and was home after a few hours).  The adhesion came away on half my scar in the end. To help it the midwife had me massage it whenever I thought about it with olive oil.

Edited by SnazzySass, 14 November 2012 - 07:52 AM.

#4 Tracey14

Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:26 AM

Thanks so much for the feedback.

Sounds like what I have been feeling.

It has definately been a weird feeling.

#5 Guest_Marquise_*

Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:46 PM

I've had my gallbladder out and am 7 months pregnant. I've had that ripping feeling also. I've asked the midwives and they seem to think it's normal.

But do check with yours.

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