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When to call a doctor after Cesarean

Call emergency anytime you think you may need urgent care. For example, call if:

  • You passed out (lost consciousness).
  • You have severe trouble breathing.
  • You have sudden chest pain and shortness of breath, or you cough up blood.
  • You have severe pain in your belly.

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • You have bright red vaginal bleeding that soaks one or more pads each hour for 2 or more hours.
  • Your vaginal bleeding seems to be getting heavier or is still bright red 4 days after delivery.
  • You pass blood clots larger than the size of a golf ball.
  • You have vaginal discharge that smells bad.
  • You are sick to your stomach or cannot keep fluids down.
  • You have loose stitches, or your incision comes open.
  • Your belly feels tender, or full and hard.
  • You have signs of infection, such as:
    • Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness.
    • Red streaks leading from the incision.
    • Pus draining from the incision.
    • Swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpits, or groin.
    • A fever.
  • You have signs of a blood clot, such as:
    • Pain in your calf, back of the knee, thigh, or groin.
    • Redness and swelling in your leg or groin.
  • You have trouble passing urine or stool, especially if you have pain or swelling in your lower belly.
  • You feel sad, tearful, or hopeless for more than a few days, or you have troubling or dangerous thoughts.

Some women feel shoulder pain for days after a cesarean section. This is referred pain, caused by trauma to the abdominal muscles during the delivery. It goes away on its own during recovery.

 

A cesarean section can be done by a doctor who has specialized training, such as:

  • An obstetrician.
  • A perinatologist (maternal-fetal medicine specialist).
  • A family medicine doctorwith cesarean section training.
  • A surgeon

 

What is a scheduled C-section

Emergency Cesarean

How a Cesarean Section Is Done

Risk factors of a C-section

Long-term risks of Cesarean section

What to Consider before C-section

Recovery after Cesarean

How it feels after C-section

When to breastfeed after C-section

Taking care at home after C-section

 

Membrane sweep Induction

 


 

Related Topics

 Pregnancy

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Overdue Pregnancy


 

References:

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/what-is-a-membrane-sweep

http://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/stretch-and-sweep

http://www.netmums.com/pregnancy/labour-and-birth/what-happens-in-labour/having-a-membrane-sweep

americanpregnancy.org/labor-and-birth/inducing-labor/

http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/inducing-labor

americanpregnancy.org/labor-and-birth/inducing-labor/

http://www.webmd.com/baby/c-section-directory

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/c-section/basics/definition/prc-20014571

http://www.babycenter.com/0_c-sections-giving-birth-by-cesarean-section_160.bc?page=2

http://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/caesarean

 

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