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Postpartum Bleeding-lochia-how much? how long?

Postby jennywit » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:09 pm

Hi to all the moms out there-wondering if you can share your wisdom with me. I had my baby 11 days ago via c-sec & I still have small to moderate amout of bright red blood each time I use the bathroom. I still am using a pad too. I have been reading up online & everything I read says that it should be more pinkish tinged by day 3-4 not this bright red blood anymore. I do have my follow up in 2 days with my doc-Just looking for some insight from you ladies first. Thank You Jennifer
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Postby TwinMommy » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:19 am

Jennywit: I think my red blood was done after a few days then it went to brown. I too had a c-section of twins. I would say if it is not really heavy then you are fine! Clots are normal as well too. I even had (TMI!) some of my uterine lining fall out. At your check up you can ask the doctor but I am sure you are fine. Only really heavy bleeding is something you should be worried about. Congrats on the baby though!
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Postby jennywit » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:10 am

Twinmommy, thanks for the info-It isn't heavy, so your prob. right-nothing to worry about-I will ask my doc on Thursday-Thanks for the congrats-and double that to you!!! Jennifer
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Postby riogirl71 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:13 pm

As long as you are not soaking a pad every 2 hours you are fine, mine went from brown and almost gone to then red again and then on and off and it was fine. It lasted quite a few weeks.
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Postby jennywit » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:09 am

Thanks riogirl-I guess I'm just getting nervous like how much bood do I have to loose? Def not soaking pads though, so I'm sure I'm o.k. Thanks!!
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