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Hummingbird82

I had a c section one month ago today. There were some issues after the birth where the catheter wasn't draining the urine from my bladder for three to four hours and then when we realised what was going on, I was in a lot of pain. They took the catheter out as it wasn't working and I went to the toilet. I was in a lot more pain for the next 36 hours than my first c section. Apart from that, it all went well.

 

I have been experiencing bleeding from light to a medium flow since the birth. The blood is bright red but not heavy which I've read is normal. I do have quite a deep pain around the right end of my scar which is worse after exercise like walking, which is also a bit raised and lumpy compared to the rest of the scar.

 

I'm going to call my obstetrician to let him know. I was just wondering whether anyone has experienced anything similar? Is this all just part of the normal healing process? I don't remember this pain last time.

 

Thank you!

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DaLittleEd

Interesting fact (?)....apparently most c-sections they now start with a cut and then actually tear the rest of the opening in the uterus. Supposedly the teared area heals faster/better due to ripping along the natural muscles lines or something, or so they told me at the hospital. However the torn side can be more painful as initially there is more swelling. I think I have that right, but I was fairly out of it at the hospital so maybe I am imagining it.

 

You should definitely get it checked though.

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Bono25

I still get that 18 months on. I was told the ends hurt more because the stitches are tighter. I rolled over a could of weeks after being home and thought I'd torn myself open. I was screaming. Somehow DD alert through my screaming and the light being turned on for dp to check. I think I did hurt myself as that's where I get the pain.

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MrsLexiK

I had that extra pain with my first and it ended keloiding. Second time around I also had extra pain for the first few days and apparently that is normal as they cut through scar tissue etc.

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a letter to Elise.

Has it suddenly gotten worse? Definitely speak to your dr, as in my case it was a sign of infection.

 

That said, I do have one side that hasnt recovered as well as the other

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HolierThanCow

I had this almost exactly with my second cs (not my first) at the end of the right side of the incision. It felt 'deeper' than the rest and I also had serious muscle pain going from the end of the incision, around my hip and into my lower back for about three weeks (didn't have it with my first either). I did have a minor pre-existing back problem in that spot, so I suspect there was already a strained muscle that was made worse by the stretching on that side during the surgery. I still get some pain around my hip and back (but not in the incision) after nearly 12 months.

 

With my first cs, about 4months post birth I strained something in about the same spot on the right that caused some bladder pain on and off for a few months (I carried my 4month old too far in the baby bjorn).

 

The right side of the incision also felt lumpy after my 2nd cs - it actually healed faster than the rest in the end and practically disappeared.

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Winter frost

Interesting fact (?)....apparently most c-sections they now start with a cut and then actually tear the rest of the opening in the uterus. Supposedly the teared area heals faster/better due to ripping along the natural muscles lines or something, or so they told me at the hospital. However the torn side can be more painful as initially there is more swelling. I think I have that right, but I was fairly out of it at the hospital so maybe I am imagining it.

 

You should definitely get it checked though.

 

Interesting

 

Op one side of mine for my first cs hurt a lot more. I was told a similar thing to the above by a nurse - that is it is common as it is the side that they effectively yank open and keep open with an instrument (of which I don’t know the name).

 

But definitely speak to your op. Particularly if it has in any way gotten worse.

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Hummingbird82

Thanks for sharing everyone. I was also wondering whether my SRC recovery shorts are making it worse by putting added pressure on the wound? I'm going to try not wearing them for a week and see if it's less sore. It's not really sore, but I definitely notice it when i walk etc. It could be a pulled muscle too. I'll update after I see my ob.

 

Thanks everyone.

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winterbabies

I had something like this as well - my OB told me that it is where they ‘anchor’ the stitches, he said they give it a really good yank to make sure they’re not going anywhere, and then they continue stitching. Mine hurt for quite a few months but eventually disappeared.

 

Definitely chat to your OB though!

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Hummingbird82

That's interesting winterbabies and makes sense with the pain I've been experiencing.

 

Just an update - I have felt a bit feverish and the bleeding increased and my stomach has become more tender so i called my ob. He gave me a prescription for antibiotics and I'm booked in for an ultrasound on Monday. Hopefully we'll get to the bottom of this :-)

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