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Cesarean Section Incision Infection
Can a c-section incision open up after 3months? Never had any infections just started walking / running and I see it pink sometimes & stings but dry
Unlikely: A significant amount of healing occurs within 3 months after a C-section. As long as there were no complications after surgery and you had an otherwise normal recovery, you should be ok. The stinging and pink coloration can occur for several more months. If you continue to have concerns, have your doctor evaluate to make sure everything is still ok. ...Read more
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
I'm almost 6wks pp from a c-section & above the incision is red and swollen but not painful. Feels tender like a bruise. Is it an infection?
Couldn't say: This is definitely something you should see your ob/gyn doctor for, he/she can tell wether an infection is present or if it is part of the healing process. If not happy with their answer, or keeps getting worse, seek a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
I had a cesarean section a week ago today. I was released from hospital 4 days ago and have had fever of 101 or higher and chills every night since being released. Is this normal or should I go back to hospital? Incision looks fine, no signs of infection.
Not normal: That temperature is concerning. You need to be seen promptly, you may have a serious infection. ...Read more
My C-section incision was infected and now I have a yeast infection; could it cause my child to spit up and be more gassy?
Not likely: You do not say how old your baby is, but strongly suggest you have them see a pediatrician. ...Read more
My C-section incision was infected, and i was told there is now a yeast infection can that cause my baby to be spitting up a lot and very gassy?
Probably not: These issues are probably separate. Would talk to your baby's dr about the fussiness. ...Read more
I am breastfeeding; my C-section incision is infected and has a yeast infection, could this be what is causing my baby to spit up and be extra gassy?
I'm so sorry. It's: Great that you're continuing to breastfeed. If the yeast is on your nipples &/or in baby's mouth, please talk to your pediatrician & OB for treatment for both of you. It can be hard to get rid of. Also, call the birth hospital's nursery for the name of a lactation consultant who can help you. Gas & spitting up may not be related, but it seems both of you are uncomfortable. You're a trooper! ...Read more
I was told that I have endometriosis on my incision where I had a cesarean section. How is this possible?
It is possible: Although somewhat unusual, endometriosis certainly can occur in a c-section scar, or any other pelvic surgical scar for that matter. It is thought that the cells from the inside of the uterus get "seeded" into the scar at the time of the surgery and can then begin to grow, and perhaps cause pain. ...Read more
Had a cesarean section two weeks ago. A week ago i had staples removed. My incision area is sort of lumpy and hard, actual cut is healed. Do I worry?
No: Give it time to heal and remodel. It will take about three months for most the healing process to work its way through. ...Read more
My C-section incision has an infection. I've been on antibiotics for 7 days and still have the infection. What happens next?
C-Section infection: You want to keep the area clean and dry and make sure you follow up with all of your scheduled apts with the OB. You need to give time for the antibiotics to work as well as letting the incision heal from the inside out. Don't get frustrated this may take several weeks to completely close and heal completely. Feel better soon ...Read more
Yes/no: Its normal to have a small amount of bleeding in the first 24 hours. After this, the skin seals over and there shouldn't be any bleeding. If you have a bloody discharge from the incision, you need to see your surgeon to make sure there is no infection or seroma present. Best wishes! ...Read more
Possibly: Go back and get this examined by the ob/gyn who performed the c-section. ...Read more
Likely not: There is likely no increased risk with the cystitis 3 weeks after the section. ...Read more
4wks post c section.Is it normal for the incision to spot bleed? Not a lot of blood just very small spots
Probably: As long as there are no signs if infection you are probably ok. Check with your doc. ...Read more
Its been 18 teen years an my incision is red an swollen an has a bad smell an it hurts where I had a c-section?
Call doctor/go in: This needs immediate evaluation. Suggests an infection with such limited history. ...Read more
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
I had my son via C-section last november. I had a horizontal incision no problems healing would i be okay if i found out i was pregnant?
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 had a C-section 4 weeks ago my incision is basically all healed but there is a spot where a little puss comes out. Its yellowish is it normal?
See your OB: You need to see your OB to get this checked. ...Read more
I had my C-section 3 years and my lower abdominal area gets really inflamed and hot alot. Incision looks fine but inside it hurts. What causes this?
C-section 4 1/2 wks ago how long does it take for your incision to heal internally? When is it safe to workout & lift weights? I don't want a hernia
Should be ok: You should be ok after 4 weeks, but you need to start slow and gradually increase over at least the next 2 weeks. ...Read more
Stinging pain around my incision.Had C-section last feb7.I don't have this kind of pain earlier after giving birth.My incision is already dry.What todo?
Keep it dry: You shouldn't have to do much. One of the best things to do to help a cesarean scar heal well is to keep the area dry. That doesn't mean you can't shower, but pat the area dry with a towel. And if you have a belly that hangs over the scar, consider blowing a hair dryer on cool against your skin to keep the skin from getting too moist. ...Read more
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