C Section scar.

(8 Posts)
Wuxiapian Wed 26-Feb-14 21:04:22

It's been almost 13 days since my EMCS.

My scar has healed well - no discharge or odour, but, the skin above the length of the scar has gone hard and lower abdomen has become very sore.

Is this a normal process?

Midwife was supposed to visit me at home today, when I was going to ask, but she didn't turn up.

TIA of any responses.

AuditAngel Wed 26-Feb-14 21:53:20

If it is hard and sore that suggests infection to me. I would see the GP tomorrow, if you can't get an appointment go to a walk in centre. I would not wait.

Wuxiapian Thu 27-Feb-14 10:11:49

Thanks, Audit.

A midwife will be visiting me later on this afternoon. The last thing I need is to be out of action with 3 kids, 2 dogs and a DP who's working away...

Chopsypie Thu 27-Feb-14 10:20:37

I had an infection with no discharge or odour, the only sign was that it was very hot.

But the healing process can be long and very strange at times.

phoolani Thu 27-Feb-14 10:22:55

It's been a while, but I think mine did this - hard and sore - and there wasn't any problem, it was just healing. Tho I'd say it was tender, rather than sore. What's the level of pain like?

Wuxiapian Thu 27-Feb-14 15:50:58

Thanks, girls.

Midwife's just been. She said it's normal bruising from the abruption/cesarean and it will go down and soften. She's visiting next week to check on it again.

I'm still on paracetamol/ibuprofen for pain relief so the pain is bearable, phoo.

phoolani Thu 27-Feb-14 22:47:13

Glad to hear it. Next up: it starts to go really weirdly numb. That stage lasts for years!

Wuxiapian Fri 28-Feb-14 01:06:46

It's already feeling numb.

And, who was it that said cesareans are the easy way?!

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