C-section

The procedure where a doctor delivers the baby through an incision in the mother's abdomen and the uterus is called c-section. C-sections are necessary when the labor is not progressing, multiple pregnancies, hydrocephalus, fetus in breech position, baby too big to pass through the cervix, and if the mother has other health conditions like diabetes or hypertension.

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When to resume normal sex life after a C-section delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone a cesarean section for delivery of my baby two months ago. I need some guidance. Is it fine to continue my normal sex life from now onwards? What kind of precautions should be taken into consideration? Is it required to take any medicine to avoid pregnancy? Perhaps the c...  Read Full »


Dr. Aarti A Abraham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would answer your question in the order you asked them. Normal sex life can be resumed six weeks after a cesarean section. However, it is better to consult your gynecologist before commencing sexual activity. Consult your gynecologist for a reliable birth control ...  Read Full »

I have had two C-sections. What are the risks of getting pregnant again?

Query: Hi doctor,A couple of days before, I found out that I was pregnant. According to the first day of my last menstrual period, I am about four and a half weeks pregnant. This is my fourth pregnancy. I had an ectopic pregnancy for four years. Then gave birth after a year through emergency cesarean and d...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think your GP has guided you correctly. Abortion can be associated with complications, some of which may be major. Your gynecologist informed you about your weak uterine scar. So, a continuation of pregnancy can be risky as well. In my opinion, you should consult ...  Read Full »

Even after two years of C-section, I have back and joint pain. How to treat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I am a mother of a 2 year old boy. After cesarean delivery, I had back and joint pain problem. I thought that once I stop my breastfeeding my problem will resolve. But, it persists still. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need calcium supplements daily. You also need to be exposed to direct sunlight for quarter an hour three times a week before noon. Also, you need Vitamin B 12 supplements. It will take around three months of supplements to compensate the deficiencies caused by breas...  Read Full »

Will the presence of a myoma at 20 weeks of pregnancy affects the child's delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 20 weeks pregnant, and we got an ultrasound done. The report shows a small myoma measuring 49x26 mm in the anterior wall of the uterus. Can you please see the attached report and evaluate her problem to me? What to do next? Are there any chances of complication during delive...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the ultrasound report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Myoma or fibroid are sometimes seen along with pregnancy. It is very tricky how myoma reacts with the pregnancy. The thing is that the chances of it increasing in size during pregnan...  Read Full »

Is my elevated platelet count linked to my C-section delivery or COVID infection?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently had a high fever, cough, and body pain. I suffered from COVID during the seventh month of pregnancy and had a C-section delivery before three months. And my CBC reports showed the platelets value as 520000 cells/mcL. After one week, it came back to 490000 cells/mcL. What shou...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from elevated platelet count, fever, body ache, and cough. High platelet count is known as thrombocytosis that may result from blood loss due to acute ...  Read Full »

Even after having a spinal block for C-section, I was able to feel everything. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a spinal block during C-section. But, I was able to feel the surgeon performing the surgery, and it was so painful. So they gave me general anesthesia, and I was intubated. I did feel some numbness in my lower body when they administered the spinal block, but I was still able to f...  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. Sometimes, it is possible that even after giving spinal anesthesia the effect of the anesthesia is partial, it means at some parts the effect is present and some parts it is not. There may be so many reasons contributing to it, for example, the...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous if there is blood when breast milk is expressed three days after C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I tried to express some breast milk out to reduce tenderness, but only blood came out. It was not colored milk, just blood. I can send the photos. No milk has come through since. It has been three days since I am out from C-section and tubal ligation. I have always had issues with breast...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will definitely help you regarding it. I have seen the images that you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Yes, it seems pure blood. The sight of blood instead of breast milk can be scary, but it is g...  Read Full »

Can C-section scars affect tubal ligation?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my tubal ligation over a year ago during my fifth C-section. The doctor told me that he had a difficult time doing it because of all the scar tissue and my tubes were stuck to my ovaries. I have been worried this whole year because he did not act real confident. How does scar tissue...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalaka Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Repeated cesarean section give rise to adhesions in the abdominal cavity. That means, during healing process the internal organ develop adhesions and they stick to each other. The likelihood of the operation could be tested by doing hysterosalpingography (HSG) wh...  Read Full »

Why is my body temperature high after C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a C-section a month ago. I was in induced pain for over 16 hours and had spiked fever due to the medicines which continued after surgery along with night sweats. I was advised to take Dolo 650 and Augmentin 1000 Duo, which I continued to take for 10 to 15 days. But, I was not gettin...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get yourself checked with a gynecologist. Also, get your wound and breasts be examined by the gynecologist. Usually, this could be due to breast issues or some wound infection. Do get back to me with the reports, so that I can guide you further. Take care. For f...  Read Full »

Is it safe to conceive after four months of c-section?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a C-section four months back, and I delivered a healthy baby, but unfortunately, we lost him to SIDS. After four months; I am a month pregnant now. Could I continue the pregnancy? Will it be safe for both of us? I wanted to know whether my uterine stitches will be healed by now?...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I am incredibly sorry for your loss. It is advisable to avoid pregnancy atleast for 12 to 18 months after a c-section because it takes a long span for the uterine scar to gain atleast 85 percent of the strength back. Since you are al...  Read Full »

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