Is this normal or cause for concern?
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|Sat, 06-25-2011 - 10:50pm|
I had a scheduled (due to breech) section on the 17th. I was discharged from the hospital on Monday. My discharge papers say to call for various issues: fever 100.4+, excess pain, more discharge than at the hospital, etc. I was feeling pretty good but Thursday I noticed some light oozing from one area on my incision. My husband checks my incision for me and he says it's not any different than it has been. The only way I notice the discharge is when I tap the area with gauze to dry after the shower (I also use the hair dryer afterwards to make sure it's really dry). It's very minute and it's not soaking anything, etc. I do have a belly "pouch" hanging which obviously doesn't help matters. :/ I don't have any odd pain...I'm sore like always and my belly skin is numb and a little sensitive.
I've read on the internet that some women experience some oozing (again, I'm not talking soaking through anything oozing, more one tap and there's stuff, then one more tap and there is nothing) while others don't. My doctor left for vacation on Wednesday and I know the office isn't open on Sundays anyway. I don't know if I should call the service tomorrow (not sure who is covering as it's a one doctor practice) or if I should just wait until Monday. (I don't have a fever.)
Would love any input on this. I'm definitely calling the doctor, but am wondering if it's a serious issue or if it's something that can wait until Monday.