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Green discharge after c section

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Post CS: Could happen. make sure there is no pain and fever and discharge is not foul smelling. if discharge is foul smelling or itching/ pain, then get some s... Read More
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call your OB MD: If you have already had your 6 week post partum checkup then call your OB MD and ask his/her advice on this issue as they will have all the facts in y... Read More
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecologist: Lochia, the discharge after delivery, lasts shorter after a c/section than after a vaginal delivery, typically not much more than 3 weeks, and it will... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Perhaps: If you have pain and or a fever and or foul discharge, it could be an infection and you will need to see your obstetrician. If not, no worries. It is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This can be normal but you also have to think about the possibility of infection if you are running a fever or are very tender over the lower abdomen
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Surgical wound: Patients can sometime develop skin infections in an 'old' surgical wound. I have seen cases of wound endometriosis that can cause pain and swelling in... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No: it is not an issue of your cesarean section, but more likely the issue of post pregnancy changes affecting vaginal discharge issues. Not to worry. Not... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
No: Some brownish discharge 3 weeks after c section is not uncommon. Mild transient odor may be acceptable, however if you have persistent odor, let your... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Can be normal: check with your doctor to evaluate for possible infection
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Liehr
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain Meds: That is a question for your physician. Generally cesarean patients are discharged with an NSAID (Ibuprofen, etc) and a narcotic. The narcotic need onl... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call your OB MD: Give your OB MD a call who will know the answer to your question as he/she actually did the operation.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
C section discharge : Call your doctor. It can be an infection