What is a cesarean wound infection?

The symptoms of a cesarean section (C-section) wound infection are redness around the incision, swelling underneath the incision, increasing pain around the incision and foul-smelling discharge coming out of the incision. If you have any of these symptoms, call your doctor. Your doctor will most likely prescribe you some oral antibiotics that will take care of the infection without any further issues.

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