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If I had an infected c section incision can it cause infertility?

If I had an  infected c section incision can it cause infertility?

Unlikely: When an incision gets infected it is usually in the skin and the tissue right below the skin, not within the pelvis. Therefore this does not cause infertility. ...Read more

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Just had a c section 4wks ago..Is it possible for oneside of the incision to be infected and the other side not?

Just had a c section 4wks ago..Is it possible for oneside of the incision to be infected and the other side not?

Definitely: It's actually more likely that only part of the incision would be infected than the entire incision. It's important to get treated early on a postop infection. See your doctor as soon as possible. Infections can get worse quick. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a c-section incision to completely closed and once it's completely closed can it still get infected or re-open?

How long does it take for a c-section incision to completely closed and once it's completely closed can it still get infected or re-open?

Varies: It takes about a month to get half the strength back in the skin at the site of the cesarean incision. It takes about 6 months to get full strength. The skin incision begins to grow together and heal in just a few hours but during the first two weeks it would be relatively easy to disrupt the incision. Once closed and healed for about a week the risk of infection is very very low. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an infected incision from a c section?

How do you know if you have an infected incision from a c section?

By looking : You will need to look at your incision. Pus draining out is an obvious sign. If it is red, swollen, and tender this is another sign. If you have fever then that's more evidence. If you aren't sure you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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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

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My c section incision has an infection. I've been on antibiotics for 7 days and still have the infection. What happens next?

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

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