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Postpartum Swelling After C Section
5 weeks post partum, c section, dull pain in lower right abdomen. No other symptoms besides periodic incision swelling and pain. Appendix perhaps?
Maybe: Though suspect post-op symptoms. That being said if pain worsens, continues or is associate with other worrisome signs then best to be evaluated. Only way to know for sure is an exam and possible ct. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Yes: That should be no problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
This is a real...: ...predicament. It's not safe to get pregnant so soon after delivery since you haven't had enough time to recover from the last pregnancy. But, if your uterus hasn't completely recovered, the risk of complications from an abortion is higher too. The safest approach is a medically induced abortion which doesn't require putting any instruments in your uterus. Talk to your OBGYN. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm 2 weeks 3 days postpartum from a c-section. Still bleeding bright red, and have pieces of flesh coming out of me. Should I be concerned?
6 1/2 weeks postpartum after c-section. Have been on my 1st cycle for 13 days straight. It is still very heavy and bright red. Is this normal?
No not normal: Call your obgyn you need evaluation, 13 days is 7 days too long and it should not be heavy. ...Read more
Your Aorta: Any time a doc hears about a "pulsating" area in the abdomen, the Abdominal Aorta should come to mind, as that is often palpable and can at times be seen as a pulsatile area through the abdomen (which is a normal variant often). Get eval to be sure that is all it is. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 6 weeks postpartum from c section. My scar is slightly opened up and it lightly bleeding. Should I be concerned?
Yes: Yes, you need to contact your C/S surgeon and make sure that the wound is not infected and intact. ...Read more
8weeks post partum and am having brownish discharge, which is also smelly, I had a C-section and slso have fibroids please help?
Please call the: Doc who did your csection as u may have an infection and may need antibiotics. ...Read more
I am approximately 3 month post partum and had an unexpected c-section with my daughter. If I were to get pregnant in the next 3 months could I vbac?
Don't!: It is now advisable to wait at least two years between pregnancies, c/section or not. There is a slight increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in the newborn with pregnancies less than 2 years apart. Your body needs to heal as well. Your uterine scar definitely needs to heal more than 6 months. You would be taking a chance with a life-threatening uterine scar rupture in labor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Bathing is certainly acceptable 5 weeks after. ...Read more
I'm 3 weeks C-section postpartum and I stopped bleeding and I'm feeling normal again. Can I have sex?
ASK your OB: Your OB should have already given u instructions regarding that, the usual time to wait is until after your post partum check so your OB can make suree verything is ok which is at 5-6 weeks after delivery. ...Read more
Postpartum strong drug plan what about morphine acetaminophen.? I don't want to feel pain after C-section in 6 weeks of recovery. Plz help
I had a C-section 5 wks ago. POst partum bleeding stopped about 2 wks ago. 4 days ago I started to bleed again a dark brown now a bright red. Period?
14 d, post partum after emergency c section. Some minor bleeding. But today felt a gush of blood went to bathroom, gushed a bit more. Is this normal?
If it continues: Bleeding post parting varies widely from person to person. If the gushing continues you will need to be seen urgently. ...Read more