I only bled for a day after my second section (elective, but complicated). After my first I had a full 6 weeks of bleeding, most of it light, which I thought was pretty normal.
I can't find any references online to anyone having this little bleeding. Should I be concerned? Is it all going to gush out later? Or could it be causing an infection because my body hasn't expelled everything it ought to?
I bled for just a few days (light period) after my ELCS, then stopped. Then a couple of days later started bleeding again (clots plus fairly heavily bleeding). Got it checked out, but was told that it was probably that there had been a blockage (surgeon makes sure your cervix is open - so it can drain - but it probably got temporarily blocked by the clots). Then I bleed for 5 weeks... (Not too heavily though - mostly fairly light period).
So you may have finished bleeding (like previous poster) or you may restart bleeding again (like me).
I had only very light bleeding after mine with DD3 -less than a week of towels and I only needed maternity towels for 2 days- I was glad that clearly the surgeon had been thorough! I think that they are careful to remove everything after a CS.
However I did have a piece of retained placenta after DD2 (vaginal birth) which meant that bleeding stopped abruptly two days after her birth, and started up again a week later after I expelled a piece of placenta that was probably blocking my cervix (painful contractions too, ow). I think that is very unlikely to happen with a CS.