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Guest Rybeana

Has anyone had a tight chest with a sharp pain during a recovery from a c-section. I am day 6 and have had the pain for the last few hours, I'm sleeping proped up on pillows which helps but I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced similar?

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BobLoblaw

I'm not sure if is the same chest pain, but after my last CS I had intense pain in the top of my chest underneath my shoulder, so that when I held my baby to breastfeed, I had really bad shooting pains. Apparently some air had made its way into my tummy during the operation and made its way up my chest as an air bubble. I was still in hospital and they gave me some special tea to drink to help break it down. Hope you start feeling better soon!

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~lacie~

Yep, similarly to the PP, I had severe shoulder pain, rather than chest pain per se. It was from air that entered my abdominal cavity during the c/s. Lying down completely flat helped.

 

If you think it's more your chest than your shoulder, perhaps ring your OB or the hospital where you had your c/s. Are you still wearing your stockings?

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Shainala

Definitely ring your OB or GP.

 

I don't want to worry you but blood clots are a worry after caesers.I got them in my right leg.

 

I would just ring to set your mind at rest.Probably all it is is an air pocket as previously mentioned but its also not something to ignore.

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*~*ME*~*

i didnt have chest pain but had pain in my shoulder after my last c section

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CrispyEm

Only saw this now. I hope you've called your doctor- a blood clot in the lungs can cause chest pain too. Probably not, but better safe than sorry. :)

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Guest Rybeana

Thanks my midwife is coming in the morning so I will talk to her then. The pain is on my right side just under the collarbone, it does hurt more if I breathe in really deeply I had the same pain when my spinal block was getting too high, hope it's just an air bubble really don't want to end up back in hospital.

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