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Cesarean Section

Cesarean section, commonly referred to as C-section or cesarean birth, is a surgical technique in which one or more infants are born through an incision performed in the mother's belly, which is frequently used because vaginal delivery might put both the baby and mother at risk.

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I have been bleeding after Cesarean surgery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I went through a cesarean last month, and the doctor informed me bleeding lasts up to 7 to 9 days as they cleared most of it. It has been 25 days, and I am still bleeding. I am anemic, and I had an 8.6 g/dL hemoglobin level when I went through a cesarean. I am having too much back pain ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. After a cesarean section, it is normal to experience some bleeding, known as lochia, for several weeks. However, if the bleeding persists for longer than expected or if you are experiencing other symptoms like severe pain, swelling, or chan...  Read Full »

Is my newborn's stem cell report cause for concerning?

Query: Hello doctor,My younger son was born this month, weighing 5.291 pounds through a cesarean delivery. We took the opportunity to collect his stem cells for preservation during the delivery. Today, I received the report via email and have attached it. Could you kindly review it to check if there are an...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I read your query and understood your concern. Based on this report, the current findings appear normal for the child's age. However, the lab is uncertain about the presence of HbS (sickle cells). Confirmation can only be obtained after th...  Read Full »

I feel pain during sex.I tried lubricants.But nothing works.

Query: Hello doctor, I feel pain during sex. It has been 5 months after my C-section. I tried lubricants during sex, like lube, vaseline and oil. But nothing works.The pain remains the same. Please suggest remedy for this issue of mine.  Read Full »

Dr. Pankaj Kumar Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to have given very little information regarding your query as you have not mentioned your age, marital status, number of children, age when you got married, number of past surgeries (C-sections). Pain during sex has many causes. It may include past C-section also and ther...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy after cesarean delivery. How do I overcome this?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been diagnosed of having peripartum cardiomyopathy after delivery through cesarean section. I want to know how I can deduce the improvement of my condition. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajiv Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What is peripartum cardiomyopathy? Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a rare type of heart failure. It occurs during pregnancy or immediately after delivery. The condition weakens the heart muscle and causes the heart to become enlarged. As a result, the heart cannot pump blo...  Read Full »

I am a 31-year-old female, and I have bleeding between my periods. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 31-year-old female, and I have bleeding between my periods. My usual bleeding cycle is 34 days. I have one son. I got a C-section seven years ago. For the past four months, I have been getting a mild little dark than usual, bleeding exactly on the 13 to 15th day after my period. It ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. This is mostly ovulation bleeding, which happens in some females and is entirely normal. Pain has many causes, and get an ultrasound scan and let me know. Till then, you can take the Meftal-Spas tablet twice after a meal for three days. If th...  Read Full »

I have been tested positive for cytomegalovirus IgG and rubella IgG. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old. I will soon start trying to get pregnant and do the TORCH tests. They came back with cytomegalovirus IgG, rubella IgG positive. I was vaccinated for rubella when I was a baby and got infected when I was a university student, and it passed quickly. I never knew about ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It suggests you have antibodies against rubella and cytomegalovirus. Do yoga and pranayam, and go for walks regularly. Take dates, beetroot, bananas, and green leafy vegetables regularly. Take multivitamins and multimineral supplements for thre...  Read Full »

What are the common health problems seen in a baby born through C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the reports of my son. It was a C-section delivery. Kindly review his report and determine the risk of long-term. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the entire report sent by you (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). As per my knowledge and understanding, the baby is doing fine and should do fine ahead. Regarding the clicking felt at the hip joint, local sonography of the hi...  Read Full »

How to deal with a fear of anesthesia failure in a C-section?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I ask you, what would you do if someone felt pain during a C-section? Would you not immediately put the person under general anesthesia? As a pregnant woman, I am mortified by an article that I read online. After reading the article, I want to terminate my pregnancy. I have read ot...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1. General anesthesia is not recommended for a cesarean section as it can cause uterine atone and neonatal respiratory depression. 2. The article says that she was given a top-up over the previously applied epidural anesthesia before cesa...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to have my next baby after a year of having a cesarean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. I delivered a baby girl through cesarean around four months back, but unfortunately, she survived just for a day. Now we want to have a baby as soon as possible. How soon can we start trying for a baby? Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you delivered the baby by caesarean, the wound takes some more time to heal. If you become pregnant before two years, then there is a chance of weak scar due to early stretching over the scar. Ideally, you should wait for three years. But you can start trying for pre...  Read Full »

Is C-section safe after 36 weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, Actually, my wife is 37 weeks pregnant. The growth scan shows that the fetal growth is 34 weeks 5 days. So, our doctor is suggesting for C-section after about a week's time to avoid any suffocation to the fetus. Is it fine to get a C-section during the fetal growth of about 36 weeks? Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The best way to determine the time of delivery is by doing a fetal Doppler. If the Doppler shows reversal of flow, then immediate cesarean is needed. The best person to advice about this is the person seeing or doing the ultrasound and if the person is a gynecologist....  Read Full »

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