What is C section (Cesarean Section)?

Category: Surgeries

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A cesarean section (c-section) is one method of birth whereby the delivery of a baby is done through a cut (incision) in the mother’s belly and uterus. C-sections may be planned or unplanned.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pregnancy 51 10
Preeclampsia / eclampsia 10 2
Endurance reduced (whole body) 1 0
Heart rate low (bradycardia) 1 0
Placenta previa 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 6
Mild 2
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with C section (Cesarean Section)

Side effect Patients
Pain 3
Abdominal adhesions 2
Abdominal cramps 1
Cysts 1
Exhaustion 1
Fluid retention (edema) 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having C section (Cesarean Section)

Dosage Patients
one time 2

Duration

Currently having C section (Cesarean Section)

Duration Patients
10 years or more 3

Stopped having C section (Cesarean Section)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 99
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 13
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for C section (Cesarean Section).