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Wound Infection Care

Information for patients who think they may have an infection following their Caesarean Section delivery.
When to call

What to do if you think you have a surgical wound infection:

We encourage you to contact your Maternity Care Provider if you think you may have a wound infection or have the following symptoms or concerns:

• Discharge or liquid coming out of incision
• Incision that is opening up
• Redness or swelling
• Pain that is getting worse
• Fever (increased body temperature)

Please call the BC Women's Assessment Room at (604) 875-3070 to speak to a nurse if you have any of the following:

  • a fever greater than 38°C/100.4°F
  • problems such as severe pain or heavy bleeding
  • are worried about a C-section infection at night or on the weekend

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