Cesarean Childbirth (cont.)
Post Cesarean Section Assessment
A health care professional may assess the following conditions after a cesarean section:
- Examine the surgical incision for infection.
- Check to see if the wound has separated (possibly just on the surface).
- Assess for infection of the uterus and abnormal amounts of vaginal bleeding.
- Make sure the bladder or the kidneys are not infected.
- Make sure severe anemia is not present from delivery-related blood loss.
- Make sure there is no evidence suggesting a clot in the deep veins that is either localized or has moved to the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
- Conduct a pelvic examination.
- Order further evaluation with blood tests, uterine cultures, urine tests, and imaging.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/1/2015
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