infected c-section incision
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me too

London, KY

#21 Jan 29, 2009
I had 4 c-sections and I have used baby powder with all 4. I would put the baby powder on the pad and pat the cut part till it was dry them leave the pad over the wound. Never had a problem but that's just my experience
Proud Mommy Of A Boy

London, KY

#23 Jan 29, 2009
I Had a c-section and its been 3 years ago, but I am still numb at the bottom of my belly. Mine didnt get infected but I didnt get it wet, and I didnt put anything on it. I wouldn't recomend putting baby powder on it. Use clean panties, and dont waer nothing too tight. Just relax and lay down on yor back whenever possible. Keep it dry.
NINgirl

Ripley, TN

#24 Jan 30, 2009
wow I feel so lucky I had an emergency c-section done and luckily I had no problems. please post what your doctor says I hope things turn out ok.
suffering from c-section

Stoney Creek, Canada

#25 Feb 8, 2009
i too had a baby 7 weeks ago and for the first week i washed incision with soap and water and used the blow dryer to dry it but wasnt enough it became infected so now i get nurse every 2 days the only other thing i can suggest not yet mentioned it what they use to pack wound with. For the first 5 weeks regular packing used then nurse spoke with a "wound specialist" who suggested using silvercelle to pack we consulted with my ob for approval and the difference has been amazing i now only see nurse every second day instead of daily and something about the relase of silver promotes faster healing trust me this works so if currently being packed suggest to nurse as an option
mommy of 2

United States

#26 Feb 11, 2009
I had a c-section with my first child and it got extremely infected. It drained so much that I was having to change my pants every 5 minutes or so because they were so full of the infected drainage. I called my doctor and asked them what I should do and they just told me to keep it clean and dry. It worked after about 3 months or so, but c-sections really do get pretty gross and everyone thinks they're a walk in the park.. they are absolutely not. They hurt like hell and then you have to deal with all the drainage and crap. I would not wish a c-section on my worst enemy.
Rachek

Ocala, FL

#27 Mar 5, 2009
needs advice wrote:
Has anyone on here had a c-section that got infected. My incision is infected and I was just wanting to know if anyone else has had this happen, and if so what was done about it?? I have to go to the doctor tommarow, I have already been once to have it looked at and they put me on antibiotics. But its just getting worse. So tomarrow they said they may have to drain it. Im pretty scared. Also what did your infected incision look like? thanks
Ihad a c-section last tuesday and mine is already infected this was a repeat c-section and i had a really bad infection with my son to were it split open and drained itself but this time they told me to use iodine and peroxide cause it will kill the infection
Rachek

Ocala, FL

#28 Mar 5, 2009
dont be scared it is going to hurt but i had a repeat c-section on the 24th of feb and mine is already infected its hard but you have to keep it clean and dry. just used iodine and peroxide
MotherOf2

Hazard, KY

#30 Mar 5, 2009
I had a c-section over 14 years ago with my first son. He contracted group-B strep where they let me lay there so long after my water busted. Anyhow he had to go to UK for 9 days. He almost died, but he came out with no problems. Thank God. But when I finally got out of the hospital here, I went there to be with him. I wasn't getting my proper rest. Stayed on my feet alot. My incision got infected. I had to have a home health nurse come and pack my incision everyday. I had no tubes or anything. She used that saline solution to clean the incision. It helped to keep the incision dry. Lay in the nude on your back when possible. And plus if you have a pooch like I did (and still do) then you need to keep your pooch from touching the skin underneath the incision. It will be a breeding ground for infection if you don't. Use a cloth pad or a white wash cloth or even a cloth pair of white panties. Air is the best thing to heal cuts or wounds. I had another c-section 3 years after that and had no problem at all. Btw...my incision site still has no feeling.
C-section Mom

London, KY

#31 Mar 5, 2009
needs advice wrote:
Has anyone on here had a c-section that got infected. My incision is infected and I was just wanting to know if anyone else has had this happen, and if so what was done about it?? I have to go to the doctor tommarow, I have already been once to have it looked at and they put me on antibiotics. But its just getting worse. So tomarrow they said they may have to drain it. Im pretty scared. Also what did your infected incision look like? thanks
I've had 3 c-sections performed by 3 different doctors and they all told me to use iodine on my sutures everyday and I never had any problems at all with it. Ask your doctor about using it after your infection is cleared up to prevent another infection.
My c section scar

Saint Helens, UK

#32 Jun 8, 2011
I had my son three weeks ago by c section and last week i noticed redness, swelling and a smell, I called the hospital and went straight in, midwife and the doctor confirmed it was infected and I was given penicillin, after a week, it was still infected not as much but still, am not using a cream, I use a highly absorbent dressing for through the day and the cream at night, also trying to let air at it as much ad possable, my previous c section was perfect not one problem, big this one ooooohhhh, any who if I was to good any advise it would be, don't wait, if your doctor isn't free then get stright down to a&e and song take no I'd a pass off as an answer, you wanna be swobbed, check for infection and put on anitibotics good luck x
Kathy

Edmonton, Canada

#33 Sep 23, 2011
I had an Infected csection and I went into septic shock due to a huge abcess that grew between my bladder and my uterus. I had extreme pain in the abdomin and had a fever. Never think twice of any symptom even if u think it's normal. It may not be. My heart was going 192 a min. They had to reopen my section, drain the abcess and put two drainage tubes in. I had that for a month in the hospital. Then I wad on home iv vancomycin fit another month. Then saying keep it dry abd clean didn't do a thing. I did all that and I still got septicemia. Make sure your doc puts u on antibiotics. Demand it. They have to. Save your life.
My c-section

Wichita, KS

#34 Jun 11, 2012
I had a c section les than 3 weeks ago and mine has a little hole that keepe on draining bloody puss, should I go to the ER?
Surgery is no fun

Emmaus, PA

#35 Jul 29, 2012
My c-section wrote:
I had a c section les than 3 weeks ago and mine has a little hole that keepe on draining bloody puss, should I go to the ER?
Gosh, I hope you're ok. Seriously, anyone who suspects they have an infection or pain that seems to be more intense then what is to be expected; should NOT hesitate to contact their doctor or ER asap.
I have been having discomfort with uterine fibroids. My largest is the size of an orange and the doctor tells me my uterus is the size of a 4 month pregnancy. I've had these "things" inside of me for 10 years. They haven't given me any problems, except that my tummy isn't as flat as I'd like it to be. I went to a new ob-gyn doctor and she told me the only kind of surgery she can recommend is a standard C-section because my fibroids are behind my uterus. Trying to do it with a laparoscopic procedure would be too dangerous because the fibroids are right where my bladder and colon are. I've never had a C-section, so I'm obviously terrified. I'm 63 and afraid of going through this kind of surgery. I also wonder if stables are more painful than subcuticular sutures. I've been researching this but the studies are inconclusive. Can anyone give me some information or personal experiences on this? Thank you!
Surgery is no fun

Emmaus, PA

#36 Jul 29, 2012
Surgery is no fun wrote:
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Gosh, I hope you're ok. Seriously, anyone who suspects they have an infection or pain that seems to be more intense then what is to be expected; should NOT hesitate to contact their doctor or ER asap.
I have been having discomfort with uterine fibroids. My largest is the size of an orange and the doctor tells me my uterus is the size of a 4 month pregnancy. I've had these "things" inside of me for 10 years. They haven't given me any problems, except that my tummy isn't as flat as I'd like it to be. I went to a new ob-gyn doctor and she told me the only kind of surgery she can recommend is a standard C-section because my fibroids are behind my uterus. Trying to do it with a laparoscopic procedure would be too dangerous because the fibroids are right where my bladder and colon are. I've never had a C-section, so I'm obviously terrified. I'm 63 and afraid of going through this kind of surgery. I also wonder if stables are more painful than subcuticular sutures. I've been researching this but the studies are inconclusive. Can anyone give me some information or personal experiences on this? Thank you!
Excuse my spelling. Stables - should be staples.
Husband

London, KY

#37 Jul 30, 2012
I know this is not really an answer to the original topic but hospital are at fault on a lot of infections. They buy scapels and so forth from China where sanitation standards are not as high as here in the states. Instruments are already contaminated as soon as they open the package. My wife just had colorectal cancer removed and her wound became infected and was like that for 10 weeks after the surgery, they did everything to get it cleared, 3 days back in the hospital pumping in antibiotics, drain tubes for weeks at a time, the infection finally cleared but then it was too late to do chemo, 8 weeks after surgery is the deadline for chemo. Also sloppy nurse's aids are to blame for a lot of infections. I like SJ of London but some of their aids are awful sloppy. Next surgery my family has will be in Lexington, always had good luck at several of those hospitals and the aids especially at UK are by far better than London's.
Surgery is no fun

Emmaus, PA

#38 Jul 30, 2012
Husband wrote:
I know this is not really an answer to the original topic but hospital are at fault on a lot of infections. They buy scapels and so forth from China where sanitation standards are not as high as here in the states. Instruments are already contaminated as soon as they open the package. My wife just had colorectal cancer removed and her wound became infected and was like that for 10 weeks after the surgery, they did everything to get it cleared, 3 days back in the hospital pumping in antibiotics, drain tubes for weeks at a time, the infection finally cleared but then it was too late to do chemo, 8 weeks after surgery is the deadline for chemo. Also sloppy nurse's aids are to blame for a lot of infections. I like SJ of London but some of their aids are awful sloppy. Next surgery my family has will be in Lexington, always had good luck at several of those hospitals and the aids especially at UK are by far better than London's.
Sorry to know that your dear wife suffered so much. I hope she gets well very soon. As for the instruments coming from China, don't the OR technicians or nurses have to sterilize them before use? I thought that was always the procedure. Anyway, I agree with you about some of the nurses aides and nursing assistants. I remember a gyno I went to see a few years back. It was my first and last visit to this doctor. I went to have a routine pap smear, and as I lying on the table, I saw the young woman drop the speculum on the floor. She picked it up and put in back on the tray! The doctor was going to use it on me, until I intervened. I told him not to use that on me because his assistant had dropped in on the floor. He said that was nothing and I wouldn't get an infection. Really? There are germs all over that floor and for all I know, someone could have stepped in dog poo or whatever and the germs would be there. Can't believe he totally ignored what I had said. He used a another speculum at my insistence. Not only that, but he was using this weird contraption to take a pap, which I never before seen any doctor use prior to this visit. The darn thing smelled like it was burning, including smoke emitting from it. I called the medical board up when I got home. The spokesperson asked me several times to repeat my story - as if she didn't quite believe me, but then she admitted that was unacceptable on the part of the doctor and his assistant. Nothing was done about it - as I had expected would happen, but at least it may be documented.
maryann

South Africa

#39 Oct 2, 2012
I had a c section 3 weeks back. It started oozing a week later. They cut the wound open and its been cleaned every three days at the hosp. They drained all the water out and gave me antibiotics. Its clean now but the doc says I have a long way to go before it heals and closes. I have to go to the hospital and have the bandage changed everyday. I need all the luck I can get.
Helping

Hyden, KY

#40 Oct 3, 2012
I had a c-section 4 years ago and had no problems with infection. Of course the cut was very sore so I washed with a baby wash cloth and soap. The baby wash cloth was not as rough on the cut as regular washcloths. Then afterwards I made sure to dry the area completely. My Dr was very happy with my results at the next checkup. She said she could hardly tell I'd even had surgery. I was able to go back to work at around 4-5 weeks. I hope you get well soon and personally I would do only what the drs tell you to do because you don't want to risk the infection getting worse.
h2ocean

United States

#41 Oct 3, 2012
This might sound weird but I would spray it with sea salt spray that you use for peircings it works wonders for any kind of skin cuts. It's for peircings so it would work for that as well. Good luck !

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