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Stomach pain after child birth

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since giving birth 2 and a half weeks ago on the 12/12/08 to my son who weighed 9lb 7oz. i have been having a constant sharp burning pain in my upper stomach on my left side and is tender when touched it is constanly there but sometimes gets worse when i bend down and rinse the mop etc... what could this be?


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replied January 1st, 2009
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The pain you reported might be related to the stomach. An inflammation of the stomach might have occurred. Whether it was pre-existent and only triggered after birth, or it is a new one, can not be told. You might want to try to ease the pain and tenderness with various over-the-counter antacids. If that does not help within days, you might want to seek help from a gastroenterologist for further examinations. If the pain at any time turns severe and the whole abdomen becomes hard, then go to ER immediately.


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