Infection is possible, especially after a cesarean section. Call your healthcare provider if you have any of the following warning signs:

  • Chills or a fever over 100.4 degrees F (or 38 degrees C)
  • Unusual lower abdominal pain
  • Foul-smelling vaginal or incision discharge
  • Localized, persistent breast pain
  • Thick drainage from a cesarean section or tubal ligation incision
  • Pain, redness or swelling over perineum, incision or varicose vein