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New bleeding 5 weeks after birth. Normal????

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Leogaela Thu 31-Mar-05 10:16:40

Bleeding (locchia) had almost disappeared a few days ago. It wasn't very heavy at all after I had my baby. But in the last couple of days it has increased a lot and is heavier than it ever was, and is now fresh bright red blood. I was using a pantliner but now need a proper pad again (sorry if TMI). I had birth by CS.

Is the bleeding normal or should I see my doctor????

mummytosteven Thu 31-Mar-05 10:18:01

sounds like it could be your first period I'm afraid. Exactly the same thing happened with me.

irishbird Thu 31-Mar-05 10:18:25

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majorstress Thu 31-Mar-05 10:26:34

It's normal, a period. I had it too, every 2 weeks at first. And BF too! what a swizz.

Leogaela Thu 31-Mar-05 10:41:48

Oh! I hadn't planned on having a period for months!!!! That was the best thing about being pregnant - No periods!

And yes, I am Bfeeding!

OK, at least I don't need to worry now and will wait until 6 week check up before seeing the doctor!

starlover Thu 31-Mar-05 18:12:20

leogaela, I had this 6 weeks after birth. It only lasted a couple of days though... so still not sure if it was a period or what!

estob Thu 31-Mar-05 18:37:13

Probably a period - I kept bleeding on and off for six weeks and my GP said that they thought it was my period. I took iron tablets and felt much better and my Gp advised that if it persisted that they would send me to hospital for a scan but you could mention it at your six week check and they will look after you.

Mosschops30 Thu 31-Mar-05 18:41:49

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LGJ Thu 31-Mar-05 19:04:55

Have you been over doing it, my locchia came and went whenever I overdid it.

Leogaela Thu 31-Mar-05 21:23:50

I probably have been overdoing it - typical for me - but I feel fine!

I had read that bleeding can be caused by a piece of placenta being left behind (which was why I was a bit worried) but if I had a CS that shouldn't happen should it???? i was also worried that as I may have overdone it that I had split the stitches in the uterus (or something gory like that) but they should have healed up by now. I am trying to take it very easy now.

teabelly Fri 01-Apr-05 11:04:58

Are you on the pill again?? I was told by the mw in the hospital to start again 3 weeks after giving birth (although my doctor says I shouldn't have...diferent story) but anyway I then had my first period almost immediately (about 5-6 weeks after giving birth), so maybe it could be comething like this??

tiny01 Mon 11-Apr-05 21:05:18

Leogaela, I have had the same thing and was going to start a thread when I found yours. My dd is two weeks old and my locchia stopped after four days (I also had a cs) but it reappeared two days ago but this time quite heavy and dark. I am also bf my dd, so I was also thinking what you were thinking. I think I was overdoing it as well, going shopping and out cleaning the house in between mammoth bf sessions. I went to the doctors today with dd to register her and the doctor told me not to worry unless it gets progressivly heavier or smelly then it could be an infection. Mine is neither of those so I wont worry for a while yet.

Leogaela Tue 12-Apr-05 08:36:29

Tiny01 - i had my 6 week checkup yesterday.. the doctor confirmed it is normal menstrual bleeding (he did a scan to check it). I expected to be period free for months!
He also told me that I could get pregnant again already !

I think if you get blood clots you should also go back to the doctor (I read that somewhere).

I Hope you are getting on well with your new baby! Enjoy!

tiny01 Tue 12-Apr-05 09:14:57

Oh thats a shocker to be able to get pregnant so soon I hadnt even though about that. Well at least you are warned and not worried any more. I dont have clotting so far so I think its ok. Yes we are getting grand, madly in love with her as I am sure you are with yours.

tiny01 Tue 12-Apr-05 09:15:46

Oh thats a shocker to be able to get pregnant so soon I hadnt even though about that. Well at least you are warned and not worried any more. I dont have clotting so far so I think its ok. Yes we are getting on grand, madly in love with her as I am sure you are with yours.

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