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Pain After C-Section (10 weeks postpartum)
by Donna Harvel Balo ARNP, CNM, MS

Donna BaloQ. I had an emergency c-section 10 weeks ago. The wound got infected but antibiotics cleared it up. It healed up nicely and the pain gradually went away. Over the past few days, it's been hurting again. It's not really bad, more aching than painful, and I can't see any redness or swelling or anything else to indicate a problem. I'm assuming it's just part of the healing process. Is this is normal or should I get it checked out?

A. When in doubt, check it out!

If it is not tender to touch, no redness or swelling, it probably is not an infection. You will feel sensations (or numbness) in an incision for some time.

However, with your history of an infection, I would not overlook it. If you are concerned at all, see your provider.

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