Your wound will feel sore and bruised for a few weeks. You will need to take pain relief for at least 7–10 days after your c-section. via
How do I know if my C-section opened inside?
Your C-section might look like a fresh wound, with redness or bleeding. If your C-section opening is due to an infection in the area, you'll see signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, or pus. via
What should I do if my C-section incision hurts?
How long should abdominal pain last after C-section?
If you had a vaginal delivery, abdominal or pelvic pain will likely fade after eight to ten days. You may experience cramps for the first few weeks, especially if you're breastfeeding. The pain should disappear by your first postpartum checkup, which is usually around six weeks after the delivery. via
Is it normal to have pain 4 weeks after c-section?
You'll probably feel some soreness in the incision, and you may have bleeding or discharge for up to six weeks after the C-section. That's normal. But the following symptoms warrant a call to your doctor, because they could signal an infection: redness, swelling, or pus oozing from the incision site. via
Do and don'ts after c-section delivery?
Keeping the area dry and clean. Use warm, soapy water to wash your incision daily (usually when you shower). Pat the area dry after cleaning. If your doctor used tape strips on your incision, let them fall off on their own. via
When should I be concerned about C-section incision?
If you notice heavy bleeding or oozing from your incision site, reddened edges, increasing C-section scar pain, or have a fever higher than 100.4°, call your doctor right away, as these could be signs of infection. via
How long does it take for a cesarean to heal internally?
It takes 4 to 6 weeks to recover from a C-section
"The uterus, abdominal wall, and skin need to heal after a C-section. The initial healing occurs within 4 to 6 weeks postpartum," says Malavika Prabhu, MD, a specialist of maternal-fetal medicine at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine. via
Does C-section bulge go away?
While diet and exercise can help women lose excess fat after pregnancy, a healthy lifestyle can't make a c-section scar and bulge go away. Some women may find their c-shelf sticks around for years, while others may notice the area gradually flattens over time. via
How do I get rid of my hanging belly after c-section?
In extreme cases, where the patient has a significant amount of excess skin following a c-section, an abdominoplasty, commonly called a 'tummy tuck', may be recommended. This procedure surgically removes the excess skin, tightens the weakened abdominal muscles, and uses liposuction in order to remove excess fat. via
What pain is normal after c-section?
In the first 24 hours, it is common to feel pain at the site of the incision. Many women also feel post-birth cramps as the uterus shrinks. These sensations feel similar to menstrual cramps, but may be more intense. A nurse or doctor will carefully monitor the cesarean incision for signs of infection. via
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Is it normal to have sharp pains after c-section?
Cramping as your uterus shrinks is a common symptom during the postpartum period. But if you experience intense abdominal pain, or notice signs of infection like redness, swelling, or pus around the incision, visit the doctor immediately. via
Why does my abdomen hurt after c-section?
After delivery, the uterus contracts and shrinks back to its normal size. As this happens, it can cause some lower abdominal cramps that are referred to as afterpains. 1 These pains can feel like menstrual cramps. via
Can you walk too much after c-section?
Walking after c-section is encouraged and should be your go to for the first few weeks. You'll start to notice day to day movement getting easier and less discomfort lifting baby or moving around. via