Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
Dr. Balentine received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in1983. He completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident.
Watch for complications and contact a health care professional or go to the hospital if severe problems develop.
If damage to the bladder occurred during surgery, an abnormal discharge from a catheter placed in the bladder may be noticed. This catheter will be removed at a later visit when the bladder has healed and urination is occurring. Pain or difficulty with urination may suggest a
If infection of the fetal tissues or the uterine lining is present, care must be taken in noting the type of
discharge from the vagina (abnormal or bad smelling) and whether a fever is present.
Worsening abdominal pain, especially when infection of the uterus or tissues of conception is present, may mean a worsening or new infection.
Vomiting and an inability to keep down fluids associated with abdominal pain may suggest an unrecognized intestinal injury from surgery.
Vaginal bleeding after cesarean delivery, as with a vaginal delivery, should gradually decrease in the days following delivery. A sudden increase in vaginal bleeding should be checked by a doctor.
Call a doctor if urinating is difficult or painful.
Use home care with a surgical incision, and call a doctor if redness spreads around the wound or an abnormal discharge is coming from it; this may signal an infection.