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caesarean scar smells - is it infected?

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babyaddict Mon 13-Oct-08 10:15:39

Ive just had my 2nd caesarean 2 weeks ago and noticed the scar is a bit sticky and smells a bit. It feels tender and sore and there are 2 patches that look pink. It also stings when I bf or move about.

Is this normal? I didnt have it 1st time round but was I just lucky?

ZakuroFujiwara Mon 13-Oct-08 10:24:39

Sounds exactly like mine when I got an infection in it. I'd go and see the doctor - or call the midwife to come in if you haven't been signed off yet. Quick course of antibiotics cleared mine up.

HuwEdwards Mon 13-Oct-08 10:26:10

Yes, sounds infected to me..

Divvy Mon 13-Oct-08 10:29:09

I had this, mine wasnt infected. It was where the the skin flapped over, and was just needing more lifting and cleaning. yuk!

Have you tried running a shower head on it?

Do go docs though, jsut to be sure.

babyaddict Mon 13-Oct-08 15:34:26

Thanks for the advice, just noticed that one of the pink patches is weeping a nasty yellow/orange pus and just above it is a sore hard lump, so better check it with the mw when she comes tomorrow!

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Mon 13-Oct-08 15:36:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

chocbiscuits Tue 14-Oct-08 21:25:10

Yeh get that checked out I should

babyaddict Wed 15-Oct-08 14:49:53

Hi, just adding an update in case anyone has similar in the future. The GPs couldn't see me that day, so I waited till the next day as I had a hospital appointment for dc3, so I got a mw to look at it. She took a swab of the gunk oozing out of it, and I'm now waiting for the results to see what antibiotics I might need. Smells pretty gross but the mw said she's seen worse!

chocbiscuits Thu 16-Oct-08 22:12:41

hope its going OK, keep us updated

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