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Post-operative care after a Caesarean section 

Post-operative care after a Caesarean section
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Post-operative care after a Caesarean section
Author(s):

Sambit Mukhopadhyay

, Edward Morris

, and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651399.003.0051
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date: 26 January 2021

When compared to vaginal delivery, Caesarean delivery is associated with increased risk of VTE, abdominal pain, injury to bowel/bladder, need for hysterectomy, and maternal death. The major threats to the young, otherwise healthy, women undergoing C/S arise from haemorrhage, anaesthetic problems, sepsis, urinary tract injuries, and thromboembolism. This chapter discusses post-operative management, and possible complications in the post-operative period.

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