Post Caesarean Section Recovery?
night 3 weeks ago I was exhausted in a cesarean section now the bottom feels tight, aching, aching and hard, besides that there is still blood coming out of miss v, which is brown and smells bad, is it dangerous if left?
Hello Iin, thank you for asking.
After the birth process, either the normal birth process or through cesarean section, will be followed by the puerperium. During the puerperium, there will come out lochia which is the residual tissue and residual bleeding in the uterus. During pregnancy, the placenta attaches to the uterine wall and functions to provide nutrition and oxygen to the fetus. This placenta contains very many blood vessels. During the birth process, the placenta will be released, resulting in a ruptured placental blood vessel. In addition, the thickened uterine wall will decay so that it slowly returns to the initial thickness before pregnancy. Blood from the blood vessels of the placenta and the uterine lining decay is what causes the discharge of lochia. The puerperium generally lasts for 4-6 weeks, although the length can vary between women.
In the early days after giving birth, lochia that comes out will be colored like fresh blood or menstrual blood. The amount also resembles menstrual volume. After entering the first week, lochia will be brownish red or pink. In the second week, lochia can be accompanied by a yellowish white liquid. The closer to the end of the puerperium, the blood that comes out will be increasingly reduced, the color paler (light brown or yellowish), until finally stopped. If the number of your locias is diminishing and the color is also younger than the initial color, then that is probably normal. If lochia does not go away, the smell is increasingly unpleasant, fresh red or dark red color, accompanied by cramps or lower abdominal pain, this may indicate an infection process, so you should consult with your obstetrician.
Regarding pain in the former cesarean section, this is normal. Healing each person's time is not the same. In some people who tend to be active, sometimes surgical wound healing is faster. In some others it may be slower. As long as the surgical wound does not bleed, pus, is not swollen and reddish, and has no odor, this may be normal. Make sure you keep your wound clean.
Hopefully this answer can help you find a solution. Regards.