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Bleeding after birth

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TeenyTinyToria Sat 25-Jul-09 13:06:03

I gave birth four weeks ago, and my bleeding had gradually tailed off to brownish/yellowish mucusy stuff (sorry TMI!).

Today I had bright red blood again, and I wondered if this is normal? I've been more active over the past week, so I don't know if that could be an issue. Just want to get back to normal!

sandcastles Sat 25-Jul-09 13:21:58

I had 2 c-section births & found that I bleed for a few weeks at least.

I did experience fresh blood the first few times I 'over did' it tho.

elvisgirl Sat 25-Jul-09 13:53:25

Everyone's different but might be worth getting checked. For me it turned out I had some old accumulated blood stuck inside, possibly from a bit of placenta left, & had to have a D&C 5wks after the birth. Obviously you want to avoid any kind of infection "down there". Try to avoid plastic-backed sanity protection just in case until you know one way or the other, as the plastic keeps the area warm & can encourage infection. Maternity pads are made of breathable material so are much better.

YummyMummy17 Sat 25-Jul-09 14:33:15

I think if your mucusy stuff went from blood to brownish/yellowish back to fresh blood, you should phone up NHS 24/7 or give your doctor a phone call, could be an infection?

Best to get checked out just in-case


TeenyTinyToria Sat 25-Jul-09 17:06:30

Thanks for the advice, will give NHS 24 a call just to be on the safe side.

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