Hacking cough with c-section recovery

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2004
Hacking cough with c-section recovery
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Sun, 12-27-2009 - 11:32am
I had an emergency c-section almost 5 weeks ago and had pretty much stopped bleeding red around 3 1/2 weeks. Last Monday i came down with a cold that has moved into my chest and brought on a hacking cough. My scar wasn't really bothered by the coughing until last night when it started to hurt with each cough and when i woke up to use the bathroom this morning i was bleeding red again. I'm wondering if i've done damage with all my coughing and if i should be worried. Can you cough open your incision? Or could i have just shook something loose?
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-01-2004
Sun, 12-27-2009 - 11:54am
I had blood pool behind my incision and after several weeks it all bled out at once when I was bending over trying to fit into some tighter jeans. It scared the heck out of me. Maybe your coughing did the same thing if you had any blood behind the incision. My just bled that one time a bunch then never did it again. I would say if you have any more bleeding see your OB. Good Luck.