i hd c section and now its almost 4 months.i am having pain in both knees.Is knee pain  common after c section delivery.i feel like an old lady.do i need to take Medicines and how long does it take to subside?.my doc denied to take any medicines..plz suggest...

Sheeba Vijesh

hi Aliva.. i too had c-section... till date of delivery i was ready to run, but after delivery i felt even moving about was hard work... dont worry, by six months you will become normal... take care dear...

Sheeba Vijesh

sorry, i didn't see the knee pain part, my mistake... no its not common... you shouldn't be having knee pain... do you have any idea what could have triggered it?

Aliva Anwesa Mishra

thanks sheeba,but do i hv to take any medicines like calcium supplements...

Sheeba Vijesh

i was asked to take only till 3 months... you should visit a doc. preferably your gynec. don't postpone lest this gets worse...

Aliva Anwesa Mishra

no sheeba...i think it might be the excessive weight i hv put on during pregnancy...coz it started just after two months post delivery...

Sheeba Vijesh

oh, i put on like 32 kgs. but then again it varies from person to person... you consult the doctor and start with light exercise like walking... ☺

aditi manja

Hey Aliva, our joints become weak during pregnancy due to the hormonal changes in our body. So pains do occur, but show it to your doctor. It is good to take calcium and iron supplements till you are breastfeeding. Also start some sort of workout routine (gentle walking is good to begin with ) But wait till the pains reduce. You can do leg raises by sitting on a chair with good posture to strengthen your thigh muscles. Tc!

Aliva Anwesa Mishra

thanks sheeba...thanks aditi...

asha chaudhry

hey aliva - pls visit ur dr for sure. cud be weight related. cud be posture related. i used to hv back problems in the first few months.

Sonika Singh

Hello Aliva..show to doctor...yes After delivery three months ..have you take calcium n iron....have milk

Aliva Anwesa Mishra

no my doc denied me to take calcium and iron post delivery as i am breastfeeding my baby

Sonam patel

I think u should go for a second opinion cozz calcium is prescribed by all the docs till breastfeeding

Riya Rahul Paranjpe

Hi Aliva. Even I had C-SECTION and I am going through the same problem like you. Please consult with your doc and do Vitamin D test of required. Also please take calcium,iron properly. Eat healthy food. Do exercise and atleast 45 mins to 1 hour walking everyday. Even I have gained lot of weight and due to that I am suffering. Please continue calcium, iron till u breastfeed..

Sonika Singh

yes calcium medicine take till you feed ..n iron is also important.. please see other doctor..


what's your weight. if you're exclusively breastfeeding then it both may be a reason. did you had calcium tablets for atleast 3months after your delivery?

Dr. Payal M

u need to take calcium n iron for atleast six months after delivery. its not only for u but also your baby. im surprised if someone has said tht u dont need to take these supplements. a good diet and an exercise plan will be helpful. once ur pain is under control start a daily walk. check with ur doc fr vit d supplementation too.

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