Medical Specialty >> Gynecology

Doctors Lounge - Gynecology Answers

Back to Gynecology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/14/2017.

Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: C-section worries

 ashleyj2006 - Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:51 pm

I just had a c-section on september 14 and it has been about a week now and i have noticed an ooze that is coing out of a small opening in the incision. I was wondering if this is normal and if it is what color should the ooze be becasue mine is almost a reddish brown and kinda cloudy looking. How long are you in pain after it cause i am running out of pain killers that they gave me. What do i do for pain??
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:07 pm

User avatar Hello,
If you are having incisional discharge and pain you should see your doctor. Call the office and let them know you have concerns about the incision and it needs to be checked. It is possible you could develop an infection or the site can open up. It is best to be safe. Also, your doctor can call in additional pain relievers to your pharmacy so talk to them about that too.

Good luck.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us