C section 3 days ago

(34 Posts)
user1468244773 Sun 24-Jul-16 13:19:24

Scar looks fine, no redness etc but it's so stingy! Is that normal? It hurts inside too but I'm guessing that's internal stitches sad

BaskingTrout Sun 24-Jul-16 15:33:54

I would say normal.
Are you still in hospital? Ask someone to take a look at it or if you're at home, presumably the midwife will be coming round? Mine hurt inside and out for a good couple of weeks, and I was on morphine for the first 5 days.
You've had major surgery, don't rush the recovery!!!
And congratulations!

DustOffYourHighestHopes Sun 24-Jul-16 15:36:54

At 3 days I was for both Elcs still on codeine based painkillers. I felt nothing.

You shouldn't feel anything if you are on the right meds.

DustOffYourHighestHopes Sun 24-Jul-16 15:37:47

Sorry, I take that last sentence back. I meant to say, make sure you're on the right (max) meds. Obviously with all the meds in world some times there is still pain.

ToffeeForEveryone Sun 24-Jul-16 15:41:04

Normal I think, mine was sore for a good couple of weeks.

Take it reallllly easy and let yourself heal.

FuzzyOwl Sun 24-Jul-16 15:48:00

Mine looked fine the following day and there was no redness either but it did hurt when I sat up or stood up. Does it hurt when you aren't moving or do anything because if so, I would suggest speaking to someone.

user1468244773 Sun 24-Jul-16 19:19:59

Day three.

Midwife was supposed to come today but hasn't turned up?! So not sure what's happening. I haven't got her phone number

user1468244773 Sun 24-Jul-16 19:29:53

No it doesn't hurt at all when I'm sat/laid down. It's abit stingy or itchy but that's it. It hurts internally when I cough or stretch

megletthesecond Sun 24-Jul-16 19:33:05

Normal. It's going to feel sore and tender for a while yet. Please make sure you're resting and not doing much.

Have you got big pants and high waist leggings / pj's? Clothes will rub it and make it feel worse if you're not careful.

user1468244773 Sun 24-Jul-16 19:53:05

Yep massive pants, and I'm putting a pad on it to protect it. Airing it out and drying it with a hairdryer after I shower x

DustOffYourHighestHopes Sun 24-Jul-16 19:58:42

Really don't stretch yourself. I tried hard to do all the normal mummy things, had a longer recovery and developed keloids. Second time around, I just lay down bossing everyone about. no nappy chNGES. NOTHING. It healed much better, smoother, no pain.

user1468244773 Sun 24-Jul-16 20:47:05

Disgusting picture but I'm worried Iv popped a stitch? Iv done nothing but sat on the sofa and had a shower all day sad

McBassyPants Tue 26-Jul-16 15:17:57

It actually looks really good to me. That last pic isn't the best though, can't really see. Do you have a better one?

JakeBallardswife Tue 26-Jul-16 15:25:19

Yep, it hurts afterwards it was major surgery. I had 2 and continued with every day stuff but not lifting anything for a couple of weeks. Painkillers are your friend. If wound gets infected sudacreme is fab!

user1468244773 Tue 26-Jul-16 16:43:56

Midwife has been and said its amazing x

McBassyPants Tue 26-Jul-16 21:08:37

Great news. I said it looked really good! Especially for only 3 days! smile

ShowOfHands Tue 26-Jul-16 21:13:56

Don't dry with a hairdryer as they are full of germs. Hot, dusty breeding grounds. Pat dry and air.

Maybebabybee Tue 26-Jul-16 21:15:23

Tbh mine still stings from time to time and DS is 4.5 months...

FranksBobot Tue 26-Jul-16 21:20:06

Wow that is looking fab for 3 days. Mine still gets painful now and dd2 is 19 months old. Perfectly normal and all to do with stretching, scar tissues etc according to docs

user1468244773 Wed 27-Jul-16 16:26:41

I feel really poorly today. My stomach is so sore around the scar but not the scar. It's not red or anything. I ache all over and have had a headache on and off all day. I'm so exhausted though so don't think that's helping sad

Summersunnysummertime1212 Wed 27-Jul-16 16:45:55

Do you have a temperature? If so get checked as could be an infection. Otherwise could just be tiredness. Drink plenty of water, eat well and get someone to look after baby apart from feeds (if your breastfeeding). Just rest and let someone else do nappy changes and cooking etc. You'll feel much better soon

McBassyPants Wed 27-Jul-16 18:44:01

Have you been taking it easy?! You really need to initially. But as PP said, if you have a temp then get checked. Could be an infection or collection underneath

user1468244773 Wed 27-Jul-16 19:15:28

No I haven't Iv done way too much too soon and I'm majorly regretting it. I feel much better now Iv had something to eat and my painkillers which I haven't been sticking too sad

McBassyPants Wed 27-Jul-16 20:39:18

Well get to your feet up, take your painkillers and TAKE IT EASY overdoing it after major abdominal surgery is a sure fire way to end up feeling crap and ending up back in! x

user1468244773 Thu 28-Jul-16 02:41:48

I'm suffering with chronic diarrhea. Not sure if this is normal after a c section?! Very painful and "contracting" feeling sad

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