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Old 06-20-2006, 06:44 AM   #1
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C-Section Drainage

Had anyone had any issues with drainage from their c-section incision post surgery? How long does it normally last? What is normal drainage like?
I've had it since 6 days post delivery and saw a dr in the ER who put me on antibiotics. It is now 14 days post delivery and there is still some dries up a bit and then opens up again and is heavier. The OB who did the surgery left no post care info or even any info regarding who I was to see and when for me when I was discharged...he didn't even come in the day I left.

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Old 06-20-2006, 09:38 AM   #2
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Re: C-Section Drainage

hi jordyn
sorry you have an infection. it is not normal for the wound to leak mine had no leakage and healed fine, in fact this was the only thing that i did not have problems with lol you know the score with me. i would see your family doc/gp. maybe you need it looking at again in case it is still infected. good luck hope it sorts out soon
mommy to samuel

Old 06-21-2006, 06:46 AM   #3
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Re: C-Section Drainage

Good news on many fronts. The drainage stopped late yesterday and is still dry and clean...finally. AND I finally got ahold of the OB's office and I am to see them at 6 weeks although they said normally just see whoever looked after your prenatal care. Because I saw a midwife( and her expertese is not incisions) I should have had follow up care by them and didn't.
I asked about the drainage and the nurse said said some is normal, especially if you have a lot of tummy roll hanging over the incision as it is hard to keep it dry then due to sweat etc. She said if I was on antibiotics and had no other symptoms that it should be fine as long as it dried up soon....otherwise I am to go in to see them sooner.
Thanks for the info Weepy...hope Sammy is doing well.

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