Incision seeping

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Registered: 01-02-2008
Incision seeping
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Tue, 09-23-2008 - 2:32pm
I had my c-section 10 days ago and yesterday I noticed some bleeding and a bit of yellow pus seeping out of the left side of the incision. It's constantly seeping. I put gauze over it, but it just never stops. I don't think it's badly infected, it doesn't smell or anything. Does anyone have this or has had it? Can I use peroxide on the incision?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 09-23-2008 - 4:50pm

Welcome to the board and congrats on your recent birth.

The incision will weep, but most docs will tell you not to apply anything to the incision site. If you think it is infection, incision HOT to the touch, you have a fever, it smells, The incision is very red. I would highly recommend you get into the doctor as soon as you can. Antibiotics may be needed and the sooner you take care of any infection the better you will feel.

I would say for sure call your doc at the very least, ask about applying anything to the incision site and ask about the seeping/weeping of the site.

Keep us posted.

Dionne

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Registered: 02-11-2008
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 9:35pm

Yeah, mine seeped and they said it was normal. Partially because of all the fluids I had pumped into me.


Yeah, I second the above poster's motion. If you have a really red incision site and it's hot to the touch and you're sure it's pus get thee to the doctor immediately.


If you're not sure it's pus, you still should call the doctor.


Mine wasn't feverish and when I called the doc they told me to come in, and lo and behold I had staph. If I hadn't called, that would have been bad. I'm not trying to scare you, I'm just saying, you can never tell, that's why I called the doctor

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Registered: 01-02-2008
Fri, 09-26-2008 - 9:49am
Thanks for the responses. The seeping lasted for 2 days and then dried up and has not happened for the past couple of days. The incision looks good now, it's drying up. So hopefully I'm in the clear for infections at this point!

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Registered: 08-23-2005
Fri, 09-26-2008 - 11:32pm
I'm glad that it looks like everything is clearing up! Congrats on your new little one!
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