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#1 of 4 Old 12-26-2012, 10:16 PM - Thread Starter
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I don't know the answers to your questions but didn't want to read without commenting. I'm so very sorry you've had these complications and were treated so poorly. Healing wishes to you.

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Wow, that is crazy how they treated you. So sorry for that and all you've been through. Hugs!

After my first c-sec I got a very low grade fever on the day I was going to go home (would that be day four?). I felt completely fine and I don't think it even hit 100, but they took it very seriously and put me on IV antibiotics and kept me there for three more days until fever was gone for 24 hours, I think. It was crazy bc I felt like I was on top of the world.

Anyway, I have told a hundred mama friends about it, at least, and I don't remember anyone ever saying it happened to them, too. I think it's probably pretty rare. And I can't imagine it's something that is likely to happen to you again. I had a C w number two also and didn't have a problem w fever. Actually, w my second I was really sick -- pre-e bad enough that my kidneys shut down (or maybe that always happens w pre-e?) for a day or so -- but still felt on top of the world and was allowed to go home on time.

I am certain that I felt 100% fine by maybe 3 weeks or earlier both times. I was and still am numb around the incision, but no pain at all. I wonder if you should see a different doc about that.

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I'm sorry you've had such a difficult recovery. I hope you're starting to feel a bit better.

To answer your questions, no, what you experienced is not normal but infections (both uterine and wound) are known complications of caesarean. You're doctor should have told you that as part of gaining your informed consent for the surgery.

As to whether it will happen again next time, unfortunately there is no way to know for sure but, given the relative rarity, I'd say it's unlikely.

All the best.

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