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swelling around c-section scar?

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9/8/06 6:57 P

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Hi, yes mine was infected and i had to be on antibiotics, and then I had some drainage which is good because you want to have it come out.

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9/6/06 11:11 P

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i am having the same thing. what did your doc say? thanks. gina

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6/29/06 8:07 P

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the top of my scar i think is swelling it look like a roll but its been 4 weeks for me and it still kinda sore if i hit it.other than that my bleeding has pretty much stopped and i go to doc week tuesday so ill find out why it still swelling

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6/29/06 7:17 P

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thank goodness my neighbor warned me about the shaving thing! I shaved myself the morning of my c-section and the nurse thanked me for saving her a step!

I had ridiculous swelling in my feet for about2-3 days after i came home (but not in hospital) and when the home care nurse visited, she said it was because i was on my feet too much! that night i slept with feet elevated and stayed off feet except for picking up baby - swollen feet were gone the next day.

about swelling on incision - i'd call the doc and see what they say. you can never be too careful. you did just have major abdominal surgery afterall! And there are several layers of stitches that could cause problems. Not wishing you problems of course, just suggesting caution!

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6/27/06 5:57 P

I was swollen for about 3 days tops. My feet did look like Sherman Klump's for about 5 days, though! There is no swelling around my incision and Im so surprised at how nice everything is looking except for the bad shave job the nurses gave me, lol!

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6/27/06 1:11 P

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Mine is still swollen 11 days pp. My doctor said to expect it to stay that way for at least 2 weeks, so I was told to keep taking my prescription of Motrin.

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6/27/06 12:07 P

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I swelled horribly after my c section. It was way worse than my pregnancy swelling. It took two weeks to go away.

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6/27/06 2:13 A

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My c/s is infected but I don't have any swelling around the scar...and mine was on the 19th also. Like DARFLO, my feet have been extremely swollen. I have had more swelling post pregnancy than I ever had while pregnant.

Ethan James, born via c-section 6/19 at 7:57 am, 18 1/2" Long, 7lbs 5.8 oz, EDD 6/30.

**UPDATE** As of January 31st he weighed 18 lbs 11 oz and was 26 1/2" long!

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6/26/06 9:08 P

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I never had any swelling either. It got a little irritated from my clothes rubbing on it but that was it.

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6/26/06 8:37 P

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I never had any swelling around the scar does is burn or anything? maybe infected? i developed a yeast infection around mine. everyones skin is different i guess. good luck

due date june 20th. Having c-section june 13th. Its a boy. I have a 10 yr old and another due Dec.9th
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6/26/06 8:10 P

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How long did it take the swelling around your scar to go away? I still feel like it is really swollen, I know its only been a week but im curious to when it will go down.

Ryan-July 2004
Jack-June 2006
Olivia Hope-April 22 2009
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