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Pain at the scar area associated with foul odor

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I had both my daughters' C-section and my youngest is 23 years old. From time to time I still get really bad pains in the scar area with a really foul odor. Is this something I should be concerned about?

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Category: Family Physician-GP
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Hello, I understand your concern. With reference to your query regarding that you had 2 caesareans and Now and again you are getting pain and foul smelling in the scar area. I am not sure why you have not showed it to your Obstetrician so far. It looks like there must be some kind of infection existing, hence it is better you get in touch with your obg-gyn doctor and discuss the matter in detail. Even though you might have been treated with antibiotics during your caesarian section, but still there is a likelihood of the operative area getting infected again and again. Hence, it is better to show or discuss this matter with your obg-gyn doctor, especially when there is pain and foul odor, which should be attended as early as possible and these things should not be left it like that. I would suggest you to get a swab culture of the discharge and complete blood test and based on the culture reports appropriate antibiotics can be started. Hope this helps. Thank you.

Dr. John Monheit
Category: Family Physician-GP
Residecny: North Colorado Family Medicine
Medical School: The Chicago Medical Center
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