Posted 07 July 2007 - 05:33 PM
Has anyone had this happen and if so, did it correct itself?
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:45 AM
I would ask for a 2nd opinion after all your post partum issues resolved (c section healing) and then follow up. You can get intestine 'caught' in the hernia and it seriously hurts (I have had 2 other hernias repaired, I am prone to them). It MAY get smaller a bit after all heals, but will not likely go away.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:31 PM
That sounds like a huge hernia! I can hardly believe that the doctor told you to wait and see. Are you sure that it is a full hernia with that much of your internal organs visible through a thin layer of skin? I would have to wonder about your risk of a strangulated intestine in this scenario.
If I were you, I think I would bring this up urgently at the next OB visit (you must be due for the 6 week post partum checkup soon?). I am not a doctor, but I do not think I would be inclined to live with a hernia of that size for any length of time. Apart from the health risk of a hernia that large, I don't think you should have to live with such a disfigurement. PLease talk to your doctor and see what your options may be.
Good luck! Please let us know how you make out!
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