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Do I have a uterine infection?

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maidezmoi Mon 21-Jul-08 16:56:50

2 weeks and 3 days past ceasarian childbirth. My lochia veers between brown and red and although not excessively heavy from the start has not reduced in amount. I have had some stabbing pains in my stomach which feel a bit like being stabbed with a knitting needle.

My lochia does not smell anything like period blood-it smells a bit disgusting like nothing I have ever smellt before. I have checked my temperature and it is normal.

ShowOfHands Mon 21-Jul-08 17:00:43

Can you ask your health visitor or midwife? My lochia was heavy and mainly red with clots for a couple of weeks after my cs. It smelt nothing like period blood, more like old meat or a butcher's shop. It was horrid but I certainly wasn't infected. Are you taking it easy, you will bleed more if you do too much?

lulumama Mon 21-Jul-08 17:01:56

bad smell & pain definitely sign all is not well, please get to your docs, and /or call midwife if you are still under her care

ellac Mon 13-Oct-08 11:38:59

12 days after c section, and having 'period like pains'. my lochia also veers between red and brown. only really comes out when i go to the loo, and every now and again, it comes out in one big blob?!
it soesn't smell.

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