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How long does it take for a infected c-section to heal? Has been 10 weeks & 2 days since c-section.

C-section & tubal was on 10/25/2011. incision didn't come open until 5 weeks later and still hasnt healed. Had opened in different spots. Was showed how to pack it & was given 2 infection shots, also gave me antibiotics, after went back a week later, they changed my antibiotics. The last time I was at the doctor about 2 weeks ago my WBC was 16,000+. Im suppose to go back today and my incision still hasnt healed. What should I expect from my doctor, if she just gives me more antibiotics should I get a different opinion?...Also, a couple days ago I started get lower abdoman pains, nothing that would last long and would only rate pain scale about 4.

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The outside skin from a c-section takes about a month to heal with the inside continue to heal with time. An infected c-section with the aid of antibiotics should take two months at most to heal. If it takes longer then there is a problem. You should seek a second opinion for better diagnosis.

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I think I'd ask for a second opinion (which should not offend your doctor, so don't worry about that). The new symptom of abdominal pain may be an indication that your infection is getting worse, not better. I hope you heal soon and feel better.

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