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#1 gmum

Posted 04 February 2017 - 05:25 PM

hi.... I hope someone out there can help.  3 weeks ago I had my second caesarean .... sooooo much more painful than the first !  This last week Ive had bleeding ,,,, looks and smells like period blood ( although choclately brown like at the end of a period) ...plus Ive had a lot of pain underneath the external incision ( which has healed beautifully on the outside ...the pain is underneath and I can only walk short distances)  . Its hard to know if both are normal.  I sailed through my first caesarean.... but may have been lucky?  Ive been to my GP but to be honest was pretty much fobbed off.  I hope someone out there can help.  thanks in advance!

#2 rosie28

Posted 04 February 2017 - 05:39 PM

The pain 3 weeks post seems excessive to me, by 3 weeks after both of mine I was pain free. I'd go back to your OB or the hospital you delivered at for assessment.

#3 Caribou

Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:05 PM

After 3 weeks it shouldn't be hurting any more than a slight twinge or bruise.

I'd be seeing your OB or GP asap.

#4 c.sanders

Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:31 PM

I've had 3 and none sounded like that. By week 3 it was fine.

My mum had a really bad one but it turned out they had cut a nerve.

#5 c.sanders

Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:33 PM

I would suggest calling the maternity Ward at your hospital first. They might want you to come back in.

#6 sandshoes

Posted 05 February 2017 - 08:47 PM

I had pain for a long time after my first section, had many ultrasounds but found nothing. Eventually it just went away. I would ring your ob if you had one.

#7 Soontobegran

Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:54 AM

Pain that is restricting walking 3 weeks post up is not normal.
I'd call your doctor's rooms...you may have a deep haematoma which could possibly get infected.
Best be sure.

Good luck.

#8 Silly Old Elf

Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:31 AM

OP, My first I was pain free after a couple of weeks.
After my second c/s I was in agony and downing pain meds for 6 weeks. I could barely walk and couldn't turn over in bed. My ob was not concerned.

6 months on I still have painful twinges. I had issues with my uterus so there is excessive scar tissue which caused much of the pain. I'm not saying ignore it, definitely get it checked out, but also, it could be normal.

#9 gmum

Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:27 PM

hi ... thank you to everyone who replied... im so glad these forums are out there, and that people take the time to reply!  lll def go bk to hosptal,,,, and be a lot more assertive about getting help. thanks again

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