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#1 of 4 Old 08-20-2005, 08:33 PM - Thread Starter
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is weeping a little (only clear though, nothing bad) and is sore.. I'm 3 weeks 2 days past my c-section.. is there anything I can use to help it? I'm not looking for a miracle cure, just healthy healing.
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#2 of 4 Old 08-20-2005, 08:40 PM
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I think that happened to mine as well, in the initial time after. I would just suggest keeping it clean with witch hazel, or maybe some hydrogen peroxide. Mine opened a tiny bit on one side, jsut slightly.So I just kept it clean and let it heal on its own. Remember, there are actually many layers that were sewn up in your incision, so if the outer layer of fat/skin is a little weepy, it doesn't nessecarily mean it is serious.HTH! Have a speedy recovery!

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if it smells get it checked out ASAP. If it's Red get it checked out ASAP. I kept some gauze 4x4's over my incision during the day for a few weeks. Both of mine opened up, bleed, weeped, one got a yeast infection, and the other an anerobic infection. The gauze was the only thing that kept me comfortable.
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it's called seroma, I think. It's one of those normal things they never tell you about ahead of time. Mine actually poured that clear sticky fluid out of it so much that I had to wear two pads inside my panties, one the regular way, and another one across the top like a T to soak up the seepage from my incision. As long as it doesn't stink and you aren't running a fever, you're okay.

a quick google turned up the following:
A seroma is defined as a sterile accumulation of serum in a circumscribed location in the tissue. The difference between a seroma and an abscess is that an abscess involves the presence of white blood cells, bacteria, and the breakdown products of both. In other words, an abscess is defined as an infection. A seroma, on the other hand, is just fluid, serum that has accumulated in a dead space in the tissue. It is the result of tissue insult and the product of tissue inflammation and the body's defense mechanisms.
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