Sudden weight gain after c section

Patient

Q: Hello,
I had a baby 6 months ago (via c section) and through out all pregnancy I didn't gain that much weight. The thing that troubles me is that I gained roughly 20kg in the first 2-3 weeks after coming home from hospital. I don't eat "for two", to be honest, I eat 2 meals and have snacks - which are fruits,drink water and move a lot - have an active 4 year old and both daughters keeps me busy.
Should I be worried about such sudden weight gain? My legs are hurting in the morning when I walk, fingers and toes gets a bit swollen.
Thank you for your answer

Symptoms:  Back pain, pain while walking, swelling fingers and toee
Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Help. I'm trying to lose weight. I get craving late at night and I try to snack on fruit and veg so as not to give in...

Q: Age born 4/12/28. Had amputation of below knee on left leg last September 2015. Epileptic - medicine taking - 100 mil...

Q: I've been weaning myself off of Zoloft as I no longer feel I need it. If I stop, can I safely take gardenia cambogia...

Q: Hello. I am about 40 lbs over weight, trying to lose weight. Three years ago I had something traumatic in my life and...

Q: I losing weight sometimes i am having frequent bowel movements with symptoms similar to ibs , I had colonoscopy done ...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews