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Old Mar 6th, 2018, 18:45 PM   1
nnaime
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Postpartum Exam after C-section?


Hello ladies,
Did any of you have an internal exam at your postpartum appointment? Did you feel it was necessary?
I have a lot of anxiety about my C-section even weeks later with my incision healed and I'm really nervous for my appointment



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2018, 00:02 AM   2
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No hun. All they did was check the incision and stomach muscles x



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Old Mar 7th, 2018, 15:01 PM   3
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no internal exam, and I've had 2 c-sections. They just check the incision and make sure all with the surgery was fine. Don't worry!



 
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Old Mar 8th, 2018, 22:00 PM   4
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Yes. They check to make sure my cervix was back to normal.



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2018, 14:32 PM   5
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Nope. Just the wound.



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2018, 17:52 PM   6
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Updating to let you all know what my experience was at my pp exam.
They wanted to do a pap smear at my apt which i wasn't aware of (obv) I told them I didn't want the internal exam and after a bit of back and forth about how I should do the exam I was able to decline and they just checked the incision and that was it.
A waste of time if you ask me



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2018, 09:16 AM   7
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glad you didn't have to do the internal exam! but it's definitely not a waste of time to get your incision checked - doctors have a better eye for healing and infections that we do. I personally know 2 women whose incisions got infected and they didn't even know. always better to check and make sure all is well!



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2018, 10:33 AM   8
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They checked my wound before I left the hospital.

At my 6 week exam, we talked and they screened me for PPD. He asked questions about my wound but did not look at my wound or anything else.

For reference, my 6 week checks after my VBACs went similarly.



 
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