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My girlfriend had a caesarean one week ago. The scar is

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My girlfriend had a caesarean one week ago. The scar is seeping. She is worried. Is this normal or not?
Also the baby's umbilical stump is red and showing blood at the base although it is brown now. Is this normal or not?

It's not normal. It's probably not very serious, but she should see her doctor for evaluation. Most likely it's just some poor healing on the inside. However, the incision might need to be opened a little to allow more drainage. Then further management of the incision would help it to heal well. And there may be an infection in the incision that could require antibiotics.

As far as the baby's umbilical stump, you should also take the baby to see the baby's doctor. Redness suggests infection, and antibiotics might be needed. It's also not normal, at least if it's more than just very slight redness. Best wishes.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We went to the obgyn consultant who delivered the baby. He said it wasn't normal but after examining her determined it wasn't serious but that there was an infection. He prescribed penicillin which she is taking.She spoke to the paediatrician who said the umbilical stub was sometimes like she described. It needed to be kept clean. If it had not dropped off in 10 to 15 days she needed to bring the baby to the surgery.Thanks for your advice. This led us to make contact with the medical professionals. So thank you.

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