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What are the top reasons for getting c-section complications?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Which ones?: Which complications? That's liek asking what's the top reason for having car trouble? Risk factors in general are obesity, repeat c/s, poor surgical skill, poor nutrition and hygiene. Peole don't understand what additional challenges obesity presents for the surgical team and also for healing. As a urogyn one of the few times i'm called in to help is with 300 pound plus patients due to challenge.
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Long labor: The top two issues one can have after a c-section are bleeding and infection. Infection can occur in multiple areas...Lungs bladder and wound being the most common. Prolonged ruture of membanes and labor prior to the C-section have been associated with increased risk of infection, as has obesity.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are some complications associated with c section?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
YOUR doc: Who is going to do the csection or who is taking care of your pg should discuss all of that with you like I do with all of my pts , I have a consent form they sign outlining possible complications. Most people do very well, but possible complications are infection, bleeding , bowel ileus, bladder or bowel injury. You can also have complications after a vaginal delivery , even thoughmost peopledon'.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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