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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Csection Complications (Overview)

C-section complications are unintended events that occur during the operation. Complications are rare but can include infection, bleeding, or injury to the mother or baby.


Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
42 years in practice
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What are the most common symptoms of c-section complications?

Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
42 years in practice
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What are the most common symptoms of c-section complications?

Complications: The most common complications of a cesarean section are infection, hemorrhage, and wound disruption. Fever would be a symptom of infection. Vaginal bleeding would be a symptom of hemorrhage. Redness and increased pain around the incision site are symptoms of wound disruption. ...Read more

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Csection Complications (Overview)

C-section complications are unintended events that occur during the operation. Complications are rare but can include infection, bleeding, or injury to the mother or baby.


Dr. Miguel Cano
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is c-section complications?

Dr. Miguel Cano
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is c-section complications?

Experience: A qualified physician not only knows how to avoid complications, they must also know how to recognize them & fix the problem. Whether it's from infection, injury, hemorrhage, or trauma; an experienced ob/gyn knows how to keep you safe, correctly explain the complication, and help you understand what it means in regards to your health. A good doc will tell you exactly what happened. ...Read more

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Dr. Elise Sadoun
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I am 170cm and weigh 58kg. I've had a baby via csection 10 months ago. I exercise daily but can't get rid of my 'pouch', what can I do to tone this?

Dr. Elise Sadoun
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I am 170cm and weigh 58kg. I've had a baby via csection 10 months ago. I exercise daily but can't get rid of my 'pouch', what can I do to tone this?

Keep exercising: Pregnancy can cause the skin to stretch to a point where it is no longer elastic, and you might permanently have a pouch. Don't let it worry you too much, it's a small price to pay for your beautiful child. ...Read more

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Dr. David Doucette
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
34 years in practice
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C-section complications might be what kinds of problems?

Dr. David Doucette
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
34 years in practice
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C-section complications might be what kinds of problems?

Multiple: Complications usually grouped into bleeding, infection, pain, and injury to uninvolved structures. Excessive bleeding can occur and might rarely require a transfusion. Infection is usual prevented by good technique and antibiotics. Pain is alleviated by medications. Injury to the bowel, bladder, or other structures are not common. Blood clots and other rarer complications exist. ...Read more

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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What are the most common symptoms of c-section complications?

Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
42 years in practice
1M people helped

Complications: The most common complications of a cesarean section are infection, hemorrhage, and wound disruption. Fever would be a symptom of infection. Vaginal bleeding would be a symptom of hemorrhage. Redness and increased pain around the incision site are symptoms of wound disruption. ...Read more

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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Are there things I can do for c-section complications at home?

Dr. Miguel Cano
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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Are there things I can do for c-section complications at home?

Not really: It depends on the complication. Infections or open wounds can be managed at home under a doc's supervision. Other complications depend on the type & extent of the complication. All complications however, should be managed initially by your doctor. Home arrangements can then be made if appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What are the top reasons for getting c-section complications?

Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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What are the top reasons for getting c-section complications?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. David Doucette
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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C-section complications might be what kinds of problems?

Dr. David Doucette
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
34 years in practice
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Multiple: Complications usually grouped into bleeding, infection, pain, and injury to uninvolved structures. Excessive bleeding can occur and might rarely require a transfusion. Infection is usual prevented by good technique and antibiotics. Pain is alleviated by medications. Injury to the bowel, bladder, or other structures are not common. Blood clots and other rarer complications exist. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
34 years in practice
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How long does anesthesia complications associated with C-section complications last?

Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
34 years in practice
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Need more info: Do you currently have a complication? Although complications are rare, there are many possibilities. A headache from the placement of the epidural; a reaction to one of the meds used-and there are varying reactions/side effects. Numbness in the legs from positioning or from a nerve that was injured during the anesthetic. And then there are the complications from the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How long does bleeding complication associated with C-section complications last?

Dr. PAUL EUN
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
33 years in practice
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Up to 6 weeks: One can have bleeding on and off for up to 6 weeks after delivery, vaginal or cesarean. However, it should not be increasing with time. If the bleeding is heavy, you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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