I had a C-Section 3 weeks ago. While at the hospital I started to have leg pain/discomfort on my right leg. The doctors performed ultrasounds on both legs to rule out a blood clot. A few days after returning home, I started to feel leg pain/discomfort on my left leg. It's hard to describe. I feels like localized mild pain on my calf and also like a shooting dull pain up my inner thigh into the left area of my pubic zone. I don't have any swelling or redness. The hypochondriac in me, still worries that it could be a blood clot. I'm scheduled to see my doctor at the end of the month, so I still have another 2 weeks to go.
I just wanted to know if anyone else has felt anything like this. Could it be nerve damage from the epidural (which was left in my back for almost 24 hours)?
I'm tired of fearing for the worse, because it is not letting me enjoy my newborn. Thaks for any responses!
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
if they rule it out, I would consider that it may be a nerve issue - which is alos very common with c/s (BTDT!) and it takes time to work out. I would make an appt asap to a goo chiropractor that works with pregnancy and PP moms. (it's important they know what they are doing with a PP body or they could hurt instead of help) and see if they have advise. sometimes scar tissue develops around thee scar and can cause pains elsehwere as our muscles are all linked to one another. my scar acts up to this day and I get lower back from it ... took me forever to figure that one out!
Mom of three - (2.5 yrs, 7yrs, and 11yrs). Birthing Doula, editor, and wife to my soulmate. I've had a c/s, hospital VBAC, UC and not yet decided what I'll do about this next little one
Since you are post-op as well as post-partum, any good chiro will be sure to adjust you in a way that will not harm your incision site or healing reproductive organs. You probably won't even have to lie down. Maybe you could ask for referrals in your tribal area or if you are in the northeast PM me and I will see if I can help.
yes, I had a c-section two months ago and I still have the pain inside by butt like a damage nerve and goes down on to my left leg, I also feel back pain, which I never had before. It happens occasionally, not all the time, but when I walk a lot, like if I go to the mall, usually I start to have the pain, also I can't bend and have my knee in the floor cause I feel a nerve moving like an electric shot. Unfortunately, I never made it to my last visit with the doctor, I will call to see if this is normal.