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28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

Yes but low risk: Acretta can develop even in women who have never had a c/section. Fortunately this is rare. The risk is much higher if the placenta is covering the prior c/section scar. With the placenta 4cm from the scar, your risk is very low (but not zero). Best wishes! ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Appendicitis after c section, is that possible?

Appendicitis after c section, is that possible?

Yes, possible: Appendicitis could happen any time including during and after pregnancy. The pain associated with a c-section might make it difficult to diagnose appendicitis. If the symptoms suggest the diagnosis an ultrasound or ct scan could provide confirmation. ...Read more

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Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Not recommended: Controversy over vaginal birth after c-section has gone from one end of the spectrum (no) to the other (sometimes) . Your OB can determine if you are a candidate for vaginal birth after c-section and if you are your delivery will be very closely monitored and preparation for c-section will be in place in case you need it. The surgical team will be nearby throughout your labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Is it normal for surgical incision to have a pink border 2wks post op? 7in lower abdominal, steri strips after staples. No other signs of infection.

Is it normal for surgical incision to have a pink border 2wks post op?  7in lower abdominal, steri strips after staples. No  other signs of infection.

Possibly.: What you describe may be related to a reaction to the steri strips ( adhesive) after removal of the tape. Clinical evaluation (your surgeon) will be necessary to provide you with definitive advice and/or reassurance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cesarean section or vaginal delivery is better ?

Cesarean section or vaginal delivery is better ?

Vaginal: it depends , vaginal is preferred , unless you have contraindications for it i would check with your OB first ...Read more

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What could be the reason for a sharp stabbing pain near the incision 11 weeks post partum after a c section?

What could be the reason for a sharp stabbing pain near the incision 11 weeks post partum after a c section?

Probably adhesions: Post op incisional pain such as you are describing is pretty common. It is often difficult to know what exactly the pain is from or even where it is coming from. The tissue at the surgical site is less flexible than before surgery and tends to stretch and even tear a little bit during healing process which can take up to 6 months to complete. My guess is that this pain will resolve in a few days. ...Read more

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How can I know where the infection is coming from? 4 weeks post large incisional hernia repair with infected fluid drainage. Mesh or tissue?

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How can I know where the infection is coming from? 4 weeks post large incisional hernia repair with infected fluid drainage. Mesh or tissue?

Possibly both: It is exceedingly hard to determine if a post-operative infection spares any prosthetic material that was implanted, including mesh; if the infection approaches the material, we assume it is infected. Due to the risk of treatment failure if infected foreign material is left in place, it is generally recommended by id to remove any prosthetic material in these situations. ...Read more

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Pain in c section area after 1 yr.is this normal.planning for pregnancy.

Pain in c section area after 1 yr.is this normal.planning for pregnancy.

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. If your pain is specifically in your c section scar you should schedule an examination to evaluate for an incisional hernia and other causes ...Read more

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11 days post hysterectomy. Green drainage and blood from incision. Pain.Drs out if town? Infection?

11 days post hysterectomy. Green drainage and blood from incision. Pain.Drs out if town? Infection?

Yes: green discharge is definitely not normal.you have an infection,you need the wound cleaned,cultured,and start you on antibiotics,your GYN must have somebody covering,if not go to the ER. ...Read more

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What symptoms are associated with DVT after a c section?

What symptoms are associated with DVT after a c section?

Swelling: Dvt can occur in the deep veins anywhere. But we usually think of the legs after pregnancy, weight gain, dependent posture and surgery swelling, tenderness, and venous congestion and some discoloration= blueness from the congestion can occur. Ultrasound is a way to make the diagnosis and lead to treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause vagina/bladder/anal pain after cesarean section?

What can cause vagina/bladder/anal pain after cesarean section?

Several things: The Cesarean section itself should not involve the bladder or the rectum. However there may be a irritation of the bladder from possibly having a catheter at the time of the procedure. It is also possible to have developed a urinary tract infection. One reason for anal pain could be constipation from pain medication if one was taking Percocet or Vicodin or something similar. There are of course surgical complications that might account for the complaints. For that reason it is important to speak to your obstetrician so that a definitive diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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Could vaginal probiotics during the antepartum period and intrapartum antibiotics at l&d prevent chorioamnionitis and subsequent complications?

Could vaginal probiotics during the antepartum period and intrapartum antibiotics at l&d prevent chorioamnionitis and subsequent complications?

Chorioamnionitis: In general, vaginal probiotics and antibiotics during labor can reduce the risk of chorioamnionitis. If there is a concern based on precious pregnancy outcomes, this questions should be discussed with the treating obstetrician. ...Read more

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C section wound giving off smell. Is this normal?

C section wound giving off smell. Is this normal?

Maybe: A csection isdonequiickly and sometimes tissue or blood is left at the edge that may cause odor but infection would be more serious see dr to be sure. ...Read more

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Can a laparoscopic incision site get infected and reopen 3-4 weeks post op?

Can a laparoscopic incision site get infected and reopen 3-4 weeks post op?

Unlikely: Its more likely there is a stitch trying to reach the surface and the wound may appear red and inflammed as its going to bit open. ...Read more

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Smelly odor 3 weeks post partum c section. ?

Smelly odor 3 weeks post partum c section. ?

Could be problem: Any pain, fevers....if so need to see your OB asap. If not...can have some discharge for several weeks after c sectionl. Continue to observe and if any pain, fevers, increasing foulness of discharge, see your OB. ...Read more

Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more