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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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I had C-section and two stitches opened up. Should I be concerned about infection?

 I had C-section and two stitches opened up. Should I be concerned about infection?

See a Doctor: When your incision stitches open up, there could be a risk of infection as well as deeper separation of your incision. Please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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If I plan on having a c-section, what can I do to prevent a wound infection?

If I plan on having a c-section, what can I do to prevent a wound infection?

Yes: Use an over the counter anti-bacterial soap on the lower abdominal area at lease 1 to 2 days before the caesarian section and do not shave the area of hair. Let the or team do the hair removal prep immediately before the delivery. ...Read more

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I have had sex 3 times once a day 4 days before I will be 4 weeks after having a c section. Will I be ok or am I gonna end up with an infection?

I have had sex 3 times once a day 4 days before I will be 4 weeks after having a c section. Will I be ok or am I gonna end up with an infection?

That depends: 4 weeks post C-Section, sex should be fine and the possibility of an infection is more related to the person you are having sex with than the c-section 1 month previously. As long as you practice safe sex procedures as always, you should be fine. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is having a bladder infection dangerous if you had a C-section 3 weeks ago?

Is having a bladder infection dangerous if you had a C-section 3 weeks ago?

Likely not: There is likely no increased risk with the cystitis 3 weeks after the section. ...Read more

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If I have an intrauterine infection, will I need a c-section?

If I have an intrauterine infection, will I need a c-section?

Not necessarily : There's more info needed but usually a term pregnancy with an intrauterine infection (chorioamnionitis) needs delivery, usually induction & not necessarily surgery. Earlier pregnancy may miscarry (septic abortion) and require antibiotics. If not pregnant, future pregnancies should not require c-section. I hope that helps. If you're currently pregnant, talk to your ob, they should be available 24/7. ...Read more

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I got a C-section 2 weeks ago and i looked at it today and there is leakage down there it's an orange color is it an infection ?

Probably not: It is probably clear (/serous) drainage with some blood in it that looks more orange than red. You should call you ob/gyn, however, as this is not common. Not an emergency unless having increasing pain / fevers / nausea & vomiting. ...Read more

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I had c-section 6 weeks ago. Little drops of bleeding after urination 2-3 times a day. Is it normal after c-section ? Or it is some type of infection

I had c-section 6 weeks ago. Little drops of bleeding after urination 2-3 times a day. Is it normal after c-section ? Or it is some type of infection

Not normal: At 6 weeks beyond a c-section, you should be back to normal in most regards. Blood in your urine could be an infection, kidney stones or problems related to the c-section itself in terms of how you healed. It is hard to answer fully without more details about your history. To learn more from my personal page, please visit www.Obgynhelp.Com. ...Read more

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Gram negative rod blood infection after c-section; where it came from why it happened; do I have organ damage; they treated it 5 days after c-section.

Gram negative rod blood infection after c-section; where it came from why it happened; do I have organ damage; they treated it 5 days after c-section.

Infectious diseases: Blood stream infections by "gram negative rods" are often what we now call "healthcare associated infections" or hai's. Seen in hospitalized patients with indwelling urinary catheters or central venous lines. Patients who are chronically ill or immunosurpressed and those hospitalized for extended periods of time are more susceptible to these infections. ...Read more

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I have a stinging pain at the end of urination which started a week after C-section where I had a catheter put in. Is this normal or an infection?

I have a stinging pain at the end of urination which started a week after C-section  where I had a catheter put in. Is this normal or an infection?

Symptoms of: infection are typically increased frequency of urination, urgency of urination, hesitancy of urination, superficial burning or deep bladder discomfort with urination. Odor and cloudy urine may or may not be present with urinary tract infection (UTI). A catheter could result in your symptoms but can also increase risk for developing UTI. Best to get tested if this persists any longer. ...Read more

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