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Hematoma after cesarean

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babylove80 Wed 24-Aug-11 13:06:38

Hi ladies..
I have been told I have a hematoma around my scar after my cesarean 2 weeks ago. It hurts when I start to do thongs but ok when I have my feet up.
Had anyone else had one and if so how long did it take to go and what were you given for it if anything????

Wormshuffler Wed 24-Aug-11 13:12:39

Hi, yes I had this and I feel for you, they are so painful. In my case mine burst shortly after my long running stitch thingy was taken out and it was an instant relief. There was a scary amount of blood though. It then became infected so I had anti b's.I believe they sometimes disperse internally. The gp would be the best person to help. Mine did a home visit.

AlpinePony Wed 24-Aug-11 13:29:04

I had them (well, seromas) after another abdominal surgery - eye-wateringly painful and made me delirious - one was over 1 litre and had to be emptied via syringe as I was healing just too damned well on the outside for them to burst.

All in all they took around 6 weeks to go away - and the associated pain - and I was still needing them syringed empty after 4. Those were extreme though.

Wormshuffler Wed 24-Aug-11 13:36:56

shock at a litre alpine that just made me wince!!

AlpinePony Wed 24-Aug-11 13:45:31

It was probably my own fault - I've never been one to "lie down and take it easy" - so was off on 2 hour hikes out in the forest just a few days post surgery. blush

babylove80 Wed 24-Aug-11 23:16:20

Thanks for your reply ladies. Thing is my scar is healing well so I don't think it will burst so wondering if this is worse as will take longer to get rid of it naturally. Obviously with a new baby I want the pain to go quickly as making it difficult to to things.
Do you have to go into hospital to have it sryinged/drained?
Has anyone else had it go naturally without it being drained???
Making me feel sad as has such a brilliant pregnancy and birth just want to get back on my feetsad

aleene Wed 24-Aug-11 23:21:56

I had a hematoma after a normal delivery, albeit with complications. They took me for a scan 3 days after giving birth, I had no idea what was going on! It must have gone away naturally as I did not have any draining.

babylove80 Wed 24-Aug-11 23:34:10

Thanks aleena. Hope u recovered well. Hope mine goes soon. Will call my consultant if not got better by next week I think. Just never really been I'll or in hospital so it's freaking me out a bit!x

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