The Wound From The Caesarean Section 1 Month Ago Is Still Painful?
Good afternoon doctor. R nI have been 1mth 3 days. R nTo be exact, the date is July 16, 2018. R nAfter the operation, I found a normal sciatica on the wound, so I did not feel the sciatica. , I used a scab on the left side of the SC wound. r nPhil the external wound has dried up. r nIs it because of the activity that required me to move a lot, so that the wound returned to a sore. r nPlease answer the doctor. r n nTrimksih
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External wounds of cesarean section generally require healing time ranging from 1 to 2 weeks. This wound healing can be slower due to many factors, including infection of the wound, excessive mobility, poor immune system, lack of nutritional intake, or a history of other diseases.
When this wound has healed, the skin cells that were previously injured will be replaced by scar tissue. This scar tissue is less elastic in nature, so it is not able to withstand excessive stretching as normal skin does. This is what can trigger pain for a long time after surgery. Not infrequently, pain like this can recur for months, even years after surgery.
As long as the pain in the surgery scar (lower abdominal pain) is mild in intensity, gets better with rest, and no other complaints arise, then your condition is probably not dangerous. You can reduce the pain using a warm compress while resting your body with your legs hanging or propped higher than your stomach. Make it a habit to eat and drink regularly. Reduce excessive mobility, especially those involving contraction of the abdominal and pelvic muscles, for example walking or running too much, going up and down stairs, lifting heavy objects, and so on. If you feel necessary, you can also take pain relievers that are safe for breastfeeding mothers (if you are breastfeeding your baby), for example those containing paracetamol. Avoid applying anything to the caesarean section without a doctor's advice.
However, if complaints persist, or other complaints arise, such as fever, chills, swelling, redness, surgical wounds that open again, nausea, vomiting, bowel problems, and so on, then do not delay to see a doctor or obstetrician directly. . Conditions like this may indicate infection of the wound, other viral or bacterial infections, peritonitis (inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity), pre-menstrual syndrome, inflammation of the intestines, infection or urinary tract stones, pelvic inflammation, ovarian cysts, myoma, or various other diseases. . With a thorough evaluation, including supporting tests (such as ultrasound or X-rays), doctors can generally determine the best treatment according to the originator of your complaint.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah