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Bowel or intestinal discomfort months after C-section – help
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sellotape12 · 08/06/2022 15:12

I’m almost 5 months postpartum and I have a big, distended stomach, and I have the runs every single day. Stool tests from the GP have come back negative for viruses and bacteria, and ultrasound didn’t show anything untoward regarding my reproductive organs.

The GP says the next step would be referral to gastroenterology, I just wondered if anyone had experienced a similar thing? I know about diastasis recti/abdominal muscle separation which I definitely also have. I don’t think it’s just that, and neither does my physio. It’s not just mummy tummy - my belly balloons up and it’s bloated. The only time it looks like a normal mummy tummy is first thing in the morning when I obviously haven’t eaten for 11 hours. I don’t have any food intolerances and never had anything like this before preg. Any doctors here or people with similar potential bowel/intestinal discomfort so long after C-section? I’m sorry to be vulgar, it’s just daily diarrhoea with a small baby is really getting me down 🙁 I have attached an image. I was a size 6 petite woman before pregnancy. Yes, some of this is normal fat, and some of it is the muscle separation, but it’s also my whole abdomen that’s bloated.

Bowel or intestinal discomfort months after C-section – help
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