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what kind of complications might happen from a c section?

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Dr. Pavani Reddy Pingle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Bleeding, infection: Complications from a cesarean delivery are rare. The possible complications are bleeding, infection and injury to other structures.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
C-Section: Wow this is a good question but the biggest complication is with bleeding. Infection bad scar formation, and the anesthetic risks. Sometimes you may even require a hysterectomy. You can have damage to internal organs that will require repair. Future risks deal with rupture of the uterus in the next labor, and placental complications in future pregnancies. Hope this helps!

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is a c-section always necessary with multiples?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No: Cesarean's are needed for certain positions of babies. Usually if there are three or more, at least one of the babies will be in the wrong position for a vaginal delivery. If the babies are early, a cesarean may be needed to protect the brain. However, if there are just two babies, close to term and they are both in the right position, a vaginal delivery may be possible. Talk to your doctor.
A 28-year-old member asked:

How can I avoid a c-section?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Limited control: Don't gain too much weight. Stay physically fit throughout the pregnancy. Do core work like yoga or pilates. Stay out of the hospital as long as you can. Labor as long as you can at home.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can I ask for a c-section?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Preventive Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: You can ask, but if your exam shows your pelvis to be adequate for vaginal delivery, your provider should kindly refuse your request. The risk to both you and baby are increased in c-section, and they should be reserved for medical reasons only.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it true that i'll need a c-section if I am petite?

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
No: Just because you are petite, it does not guarantee a c-section. Alot of factors determine whether or not a person has to have a c-section, including fetal position and size, prior c-sections and fetal distress. Small stature alone does not equal c-section.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can I refuse a c-section?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: You have unlimited negative right (ie the right to refuse any treatment.) if you are feeling the need to refuse a cesarean, make sure you understand why someone is recommending one. You may be refusing something that would be in your or your infants best interest. Many things can be done to reduce the likelihood of needing a cesarean, but some cesareans will be necessary despite all measures.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Before you refuse, make sure you get all the information, both the good and the bad.
Feb 25, 2012

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