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C-Section

10/21/2009

Question:

I am going to have my forth c-section, what are the risks?
 

Answer:

The biggest risk with a fourth c-section is the possibility that the placenta can grow into the scar and uterine muscle. If that happens, the placenta may not be able to separate from the uterus, leading to an increased risk of having to do a hysterectomy at the time of the c-section. 

There is also a slightly increased chance of hemorrhage.  In addition, following the c-section, the chances for chronic pain and/or pain with sexual intercourse can increase. Good luck and thank you for visiting NetWellness.

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Response by:

Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN
Professor Emeritus
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University