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Swelling and weight gain after c-section

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I gave birth in january by csection. I have been swelling off and on ever since hands , legs , face, body I also gained 30 lbs and olny get a 1 day period when a normal period for me is 7 days ,I have a had a runny stool ever since I gave birth never had problems be for this and this was my first csection? Have pain in the area where my csection was done??


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replied July 9th, 2010
Postpartum and Postnatal Answer A14040
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Chronic diarrhea can be due to parasitic infestations, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, crohn’s disease, malabsorption syndromes, pancreatic diseases, diabetes, hyperthyroidism etc. Since you have had the problem for last six months you would have gained weight too, rule out diabetes first. Then if you do not have diabetes, then other causes will need to be ruled out one by one.
Hope this helps. Take care!



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