Answers to Common General Surgery Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about general surgery.

What are the symptoms of a hernia following a C-section?

Though hernias after a C-section aren’t common, when they do happen it is because an organ or tissue bulges through the muscles that weakened when they were split vertically during the surgery, according to Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians.

The most common symptom of a hernia after a C-section is pain, and sometimes you’ll notice a small bulge in your abdomen.

However, other women have no symptoms, and the hernia is found during a medical exam or procedure.

For more information about symptoms of a hernia after a C-section, talk with your doctor.

Source: James deCaestecker, DO, FACS, Gem City Surgical Associates; Daniel Taylor, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; L. Stewart Lowry, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; Luan Tran, MD, Miami Valley Surgery Associates; Steven Sutherin, MD, FACS, Miami Valley Surgery Associates

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