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Blood in stool after c-section.

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  • Posted By: collin_ph
  • November 29, 2006
  • 09:07 PM

My wife had a c-section about 3 weeks ago. During the section, the surgeon nicked her bladder. She had to wear a cathater for a week. She's a home and her incision is nearly totally closed (she's a slow healer), but she keeps having bad pain (she describes as "gas pain") that comes instantly and just goes away as quick as it came. The weird thing is that she's having brownish blood in her stools from time to time. She also tells me that she's having diarreah a lot, and when her stools are not watery, they are painful.. in her abdomen, not her rectum. She's been on ibuprofin (800mg) since the surgery, and I guess the blood could be from that maybe? Sould we be concerned? I'm scheduling an appointment for her next week, but should I take her in to be seen before that? Any ideas on what this could be, and if I should be overly concerned?

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  • Was it an emergency C section? Was this her first child? Any other complications? Does she have a fever? If yes, then take her immediately to ER. If no fever I would not be so worried, unless she starts having fresh red blood and is more profuse. If this is her 2 or 3 delivery, the pain could be just the uterus shrinking - it is much more painful after subsequent deliveries...It takes a very long time to heal from a C section. Often there are unexplained "phantom pains" that can happen up to several months later. It really is a major operation. Don't know about the blood in her stool. I would make sure you get a stool test done at her appt. and check for e coli, c. difficile, and any other bacterial infection.She should take a good probiotic to help build up her intestinal flora.Most of all she needs lots of rest!It took me well over 6 months to recover from an emergency C section. Please be patient and get lots of rest...best of luck to you.Doctor of Oriental Medicine
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    • November 30, 2006
    • 02:34 AM
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