Lochia still red 10 days on

(8 Posts)
Sardines18 Thu 27-Oct-16 22:51:25

Gave birth last Tuesday, had very heavy bleeding after the birth and since then has got less but my Lochia is still red. Every thing I have read says that the red Lochia should have finished after 4 days and gone to brown. I have had no signs of it turning brown.
I've asked my midwife about this and she said I shouldn't be concerned and can last up to 6 weeks but I am still worried that something is wrong!
I feel okay in myself and the flow isn't heavy, it tends to come after a feed. I'm exclusively breastfeeding and midwife said this is normal after a feed.
Just wondering if anyone else experienced red Lochia for this long? I can't help but worry about retained products or infection.

ShowOfHands Thu 27-Oct-16 22:54:20

I bled for 7 weeks with dc1 and it was red for at least 10 days. Nearer 2 weeks iirc.

abbsismyhero Thu 27-Oct-16 22:57:04

Was there any concern about your placenta? Did they count all the layers and check it? Do you usually have trouble healing?

Sardines18 Thu 27-Oct-16 23:08:19

No problem with delivering placenta. I don't know about the layers. I had bleeds through my pregnancy which they said was from edge of placenta and I ended up being induced for this. When I delivered the placenta they could see nothing wrong with it and MW said my pregnancy bleeding is unrelated to my red lochia now

divadee Sun 30-Oct-16 19:40:02

I bled for 7.5 weeks with my first and it was bright red for at least 2.5 weeks. Maybe 3. Then it turned browner.

middlings Sun 30-Oct-16 19:42:16

With both of mine it was bright red for a couple of weeks. How are you feeling?

Birgitz Sun 30-Oct-16 19:45:39

I bled for 10 weeks and I'm pretty sure it was bright red for at least 6 - the doctor said it was fine...

Sardines18 Sun 30-Oct-16 20:01:53

Thanks for all the replies, made me feel a lot better. Its actually turned to brown in the past day. Good to know it can vary!

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