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    Default After birth - 3 wks after elective c section

    Hi ladies, I had my DS2 3 1/2 weeks ago by elective c section. For the first week and a half I had terrible after birth pains, then they stopped. The last couple of days they have been creeping up on me again but today they are bordering on unbearable. It the general crampy wave, but also a sharp, stabbing pain on my left, probably not far from where my scar ends. It's seriously knocking the wind out of me. I am also on my second course of anti biotics to try and fight off an infection in my scar. Any ideas/ tips? I am seeing my GP on Tuesday.

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    Is it on the side that the stitch ends/was tied? I got awful pulling pains there for weeks afterwards, Ob said it was just skin pulling as it healed. However, because you are being treated for an infection, I would get it looked at.

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    Thanks ladies. DH goes back to work tomorrow so I am hoping it eases off. I can't get to the GP any earlier. I just don't want to be in pain any more. Seriously, so many people said my elective would have a much easier recovery than my emergency. So far it has been nothing but trouble

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    You poor thing. I only had afterbirth pains in hospital. They were terrible. Painkillers worked for me. Endone, ibuprofen I think and panadol. Are you on pain relief as well as antibiotics?

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    Thanks VP, the actual scar doesn't hurt too much anymore, but I have started taking nurofen for the pains now. They gave me tramedol when I left hospital but the script was only for a few days worth.

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    I would be really surprised if it was my periods as I am
    Only 3 weeks PP and fully breast feeding but I guess it's not unheard of. I had an ultrasound of my scar and abdomen on Friday to check for collection behind the scar. Waiting to discuss that with the GP.
    Over it!

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    I had similar sharp pains after DD's CS, which was due to an abscess (it took a few weeks for my infection to be brought under control and around 12w for things to feel healed). This time round - as I am also 3w after DS's CS - I'm getting a little crampy too but that may be related to doing a lot more at home.

    Def talk to your dr.

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    I would go to your GP sooner or possibly even call the ward and ask them if you should be seeing an OB for a review.

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    Thanks everyone. I have suspected retained products. Ultrasound tomorrow and stronger pain killers for now. Sigh.

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    Hope they get it sorted


 

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