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How long do afterpains last??

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taralisa89 Sat 20-Jun-15 00:29:55

I had my little boy 10wks ago. Im still getting afterpains every so often, they are so bad sometimes im sick because the pain is unbearable!! Some times i can hardly walk around the house while having them. They only last about an hour the most. Could someone tell me what you helped them getthrough the pains?painkillers? How they felt?go.ivnoticed i have them when imdue on my period

Bedsheets4knickers Sat 20-Jun-15 13:44:53

I would go and see your GP 1st thing Monday morning. Get the once over x

weeblueberry Sat 20-Jun-15 20:28:38

Mine only lasted about 48 hours. Definitely get checked out.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 20-Jun-15 20:36:09

I don't remember getting any after pains, or about being told about them. I'd check with gp or hv.

RandomMess Sat 20-Jun-15 20:38:38

My worst ones did last weeks but not 10 weeks shock you def need to go to the gp and get checked over. I wonder if you need a thorough scan to check your womb?

Have you been feeling unwell at all, temperature or anything like that?

taralisa89 Sat 20-Jun-15 21:01:30

Thanks, iv seen my gp and told them. They felt tummy and said its all fine. Iv been feeling fine

WanderWomble Sat 20-Jun-15 21:05:09

I'd want a scan, not just my tummy feeling.

NotAQueef Sat 20-Jun-15 21:11:12

Mine lasted about ten days (baby no2) this time around , less and milder first time. Worse when feeding, I would definotely be asking for a scan to check all is ok as doesn't sound normal to be having after pains at this stage.

Artistic Sat 20-Jun-15 21:13:15

Same as previous poster.

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Sat 20-Jun-15 21:17:10

Hmm can't remember exactly but I'd say it was measured in days rather than weeks. Back to your GP?

taralisa89 Sun 21-Jun-15 18:40:46

How would you describe the pains? I will definitely check again with gp

TheLastPickleInTheJar Sun 21-Jun-15 19:24:33

I had what i thought were excruciating after pains two weeks pp. Dh almost called an ambulance but got me in with a gp urgently instead. I took a urine sample along which tested positive for infection.

Please do the same. If it's not retained products it could be a water infection..

After pains don't last 11 weeks.

taralisa89 Mon 22-Jun-15 08:13:24

The pain goes within an hour, andi only get them once or twice every month, i never had any pains until 4-5weeks after i had the baby

TheLastPickleInTheJar Mon 22-Jun-15 10:43:56

But afterpains are due to your uterus contracting back to its normal state which should be complete after a week, maybe two at a push.

I'd urge you to get checked out. When i had my water infection i had no other signs of infection - no temperature or anything - just the pains.

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Mon 22-Jun-15 11:22:16

I can only speak for myself OP but I got after pains when bfing in the first few days. They were like really bad period cramps I suppose. I can't remember exactly how long they lasted but def less than an hour.

I'd say what you're describing sounds quite different - do get this checked out.

ChickenLaVidaLoca Mon 22-Jun-15 12:59:53

Also if you've had periods in the plural at 10 weeks pp I'm guessing you're formula feeding? I only mention that because breastfeeding makes the uterus contract quickly hence can lead to worse afterpains. So if you're in this level of pain and formula feeding, that's something that would worry me even more. Really not normal at this stage, I've ff both of mine and afterpains were very long gone by 10 weeks.

taralisa89 Wed 24-Jun-15 16:35:36

Thanks all, i think it's trapped wind and constipation. (Tmi) since having the baby i hardly let out wind or go to the toilet very often! Going to try some windeez tablets

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