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Bright red bleed 5 weeks after birth

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fatbottomgirl Thu 08-Sep-11 12:11:46

Just a quick question, I am bleeding heavily today bright red with no pain. My LO was born 5 weeks ago. My bleeding had reduced to nearly nothing a week ago. I am exclusively breast feeding so wasn't expecting a period. Could it be a period?

kenobi Thu 08-Sep-11 12:14:56

Have you been for a long walk today or carried something heavy etc? Physical strain can cause the lochia to become heavier again. It'd come out anyway but because of the strain it gushes out. sorry that was probably a bit graphic!

I'm not a doc btw, I just remember it happening with me and it being quite normal according to my HV.

If you haven't done anything straining, I'm not sure.

fatbottomgirl Thu 08-Sep-11 12:18:44

I had a very busy day yesterday and did lots of walking around do maybe it's just that. Thanks for your quick response.

nickschick Thu 08-Sep-11 12:20:24

I used to get this a lot are over doing it. you need to REST.

kenobi Thu 08-Sep-11 13:05:11

second nickschick, HV did also say it's a sign you need to slow down!

ohanotherone Thu 08-Sep-11 16:39:06

Thanks for posting this, happening to me too!

fatbottomgirl Thu 08-Sep-11 19:07:08

Thanks everyone grin nice to know I'm not the only one. Will try and take it easy tomorrow.

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