4 weeks ago I had an EMCS. It all went fine - no side effects or problems, and was home 2 days later. Normal bleeding which seemed to taper off over the weekend.
However, Monday night the bleeding came back with a vengeance. It's like a heavy period and hasn't lessened since, despite doing not alot at all. I'm not passing any clots but it is enough to have to change pads every 2-3 hours. Today I have also started having "twang"/ stabby pains just above the left side of my scar, which is still swollen - and upon getting into the bath earlier I noticed the whole length of the scar is now swollen too DH had a look and couldn't see anything nasty; no oozing or opening but it is just so sore today. Is this just part of recovering, and is the bleeding a normal period (hope not as DS is BF) or do I need to bother my GP with this tomorrow morning?
You still should've under the midwives, get on the phone to them and they should be able to squeeze in a visit, tell you not to worry or help you decide what to do.
I always got heavier flow post section as I started to recover and therefore do more which increased my loss. The pain is probably related to things shrinking back down, maybe you've done too much physically. The thing that strikes me as odd is the swelling.
Get it checked out, better safe than sorry and at least then you might not worry about it.
From my experience that sounds like a lot of bleeding for 4 weeks post op. My scar was tender for weeks but didn't swell up either. Mine was tailing off by then, although I was still in some pain and on painkillers.
If I were you I'd see the GP just in case, don't leave it until the weekend.
HV look after the baby and not you - agree with emergency appointment with GP.
Was initial bleeding light? I had initial light bleeding for a week, it stopped, then started with a vengeance a short while later. Consultant later said that she thought things got clogged up and then it broke through again.
Would always get anything (swelling, bleeding, discomfort) checked out... Always better safe than sorry.
Have you maybe been "overdoing" things physically? More bleeding, swelling and tenderness is often a sign of overdoing it and to "slow down".
I would also second emergency GP appt and don't be fobbed up by receptionist, possible post op infection that may need anti-bs straight away, sounds like my post c section infection which was cleared up by anti-bs, but please don't delay, get seen.