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3rd c-section. Swelling above incision, more pronounced on the sides. Is this normal?

I had my 3rd c-section 4 weeks ago I have noticed that I'm swollen above my incision (the incision itself is not swollen). The swelling is more pronounced on the sides of the incision and i can feel the internal stitches when I touch it - the middle is pretty flat. i don't remember this with the first two c sections...Is this normal for early recovery? Will it be something that will go away eventually? And if so, how long does that usually take?
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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hi.. thanks for using HCM..
you are noticing the swelling at the LSCS incision site, operated 4 weeks back..
this is normal, since they would have put absorbable sutures inside and it heals in 6-8 weeks.. you are feeling it because your abdominal muscle tone is last because of 3 pregnancies..
after peuperal period, start with mild exercises, engage in household work that helps in toning up of the body..
all the very best..
Answered: Sun, 14 Jul 2013
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