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Strange bleeding 16 days after birth...

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hannah818 Sun 09-Nov-14 10:06:30

I gave birth to a second little girl 16 days ago after being induced at 37 weeks by pessary, it was a very quick normal delivery (only 1hr39mins) and my bleeding after birth was very little really and seemed to be trailing off. But in the last few days i started bleeding quite heavily, but only when i sat on the toilet ( strangely). Throughout the day when i am out and about the bleeding is minimal and sometimes none exsistant until i go to the toilet again, where is seems to drip into the toilet and is very fresh red ( sorry if tmi blush )
Im jusy wondering if this is normal and it will stop or if i should contact someone as it has been occuring for a few days now?

fattycow Sun 09-Nov-14 11:02:32

I think it is normal for post-birth bleeding to have an ebb and flow. And maybe it is more when you go to the toilet because you are using the muscles down there?

TriciaMcM Sun 09-Nov-14 13:38:28

I'd contact maternity hospital or GP. Might be nothing but I had an infection afterwards (a week or two later I think) & had to go back for antibiotics or some treatment. It's a bit of a blur now but was easily treatable whatever it was.

bonbonpixie Thu 13-Nov-14 23:49:35

Are you passing any largish clots? If so I'd definitely contact your delivery ward as it could be a sign of some retained tissue.

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