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#1 Bono25

Posted 25 October 2016 - 06:40 PM

Hi, I know this is a weird question, but I keep forgetting to ask the nurses :)

I had a C-section last wednesday, and I have yet to pass a bowel movement.  Part me thinks I'm holding on as whenever I do a wee, towards the end I have a sharp pain across my abdomen where the incision is.  I guess I'm worried that if it hurts like that with a wee, then a poo will hurt a hell of a lot more.  Is this pain when urinating common after caesar's or is it worth mentioning to the midwives??

#2 HarrietTheSpy

Posted 25 October 2016 - 06:44 PM

You should mention it to the midwives. With my Caesars, if I hadn't pooed by day 3 they said I would have to take a softener (eg movical) to get things moving. They wouldn't have let me go home without doing one (private hospital).

#3 rosie28

Posted 25 October 2016 - 06:57 PM

You should mention it, just in case. Like PP I had both my c sections in a private hospital and wasn't allowed home without a bowel movement. Luckily I managed one on my last night in hospital both times.

#4 IamtheMumma

Posted 25 October 2016 - 06:59 PM

Yes definitely mention it.

#5 Bono25

Posted 25 October 2016 - 07:08 PM

Thanks, I've been on movicol now since Saturday, so when it comes, it's going to come :)  I did mention it when I saw them on Monday, and they didn't seem that concerned as I'm still passing wind, which is weird as you'd think the poo would come first!!

#6 Bono25

Posted 25 October 2016 - 07:28 PM

Nevermind, the eagle has landed :)

#7 Tinky Winky Woo

Posted 25 October 2016 - 07:39 PM

Make sure you put your feet on a step stool.  It really helps especially after a C-section.

#8 Mollyksy

Posted 25 October 2016 - 08:14 PM

Mention the wee pain as you'd have had a catheter in and might have an infection perhaps. Glad the 'eagle has landed'! I too wasn't allowed home either until it happened.

#9 c.sanders

Posted 25 October 2016 - 10:45 PM

I would be a little worried too.

My obs recommend microlax for constipation.

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