Post-caesarean Section Treatment?
HealthReplies.com. I anggie want to ask. I have had a caesarean 2 weeks. One week after the caesarean section my bandages were replaced and my stitches were removed. now it’s been a week after the bandages have been replaced. When should I open my bandage? And it’s dangerous to open the bandages yourself. thanks.
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Caesarean section is a medical procedure that aims to expel the baby through the slit slits in the mother's abdomen and uterus, usually made just below the waist line. This caesarean section leaves a scar so it takes time for recovery.
A few hours after surgery and if there are no complications, you will be advised to move to do activities, not just stay in bed. In general, you will be allowed to return home on the 4th day after surgery, but this also depends on each patient's condition.
At the 2nd week you are advised to return to the doctor to check your stitches, if there is swelling or signs of infection. When your doctor uses thread that can be absorbed by the body, the doctor does not need to remove the stitches. However, if the thread used is not something that can be absorbed by the body, the doctor will remove the stitches as soon as the stitches improve.
Consult directly with a specialist obstetric and gynecologist who handles you about your bandage care, so that a thorough examination can be done, so that treatment can be given according to your diagnosis. Recovery from cesarean section takes about 4-6 weeks. Your stitches will dry out, and your uterus will return to normal size.
The things that can be done now are:
Get enough rest so you don't experience fatigue.
Avoid lifting heavy things, and heavy household chores
Hold your stomach slightly close to the incision as long as you make sudden movements, such as sneezing, coughing, or laughing.
Consuming nutritious foods and drinks
Maintain clean operating wounds
Also read the article: Caesarean-this-you-need-know-it
Such information that I can provide, hopefully can help you.