Post Cesarean Section Incision Infection
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Post Cesarean Section Incision Infection is a condition that affects about 5% of women who give birth by cesarean section. The infection is caused by bacteria and usually causes fever and abdominal pain.
 Who is at risk?
No one can predict who will have an infected incision after having a cesarean section, but there are factors in the mother that increase the risk of developing the condition.
Wound infections happen more often in women who have:
And by women who are taking steroids.
 Types of infections
A post cesarean section incision infection can be observed in two forms:
Developing an infection in your cesarean incision can extend your recovery time, and in rare cases lead to more serious complications, such as necrotizing fasciitis, rupture of the fascia, or evisceration. These types of rare and severe infections will require additional surgery and recovery time.
Treatment for both types of infections includes antibiotics to clear up the infection. If you have an abscess, it will need to be drained and cleaned. The abscess will be packed with gauze and closely watched as it heals.
 More Information
Read more about the Postpartum Recovery period:
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 Postpartum Complications
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