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Far TMI but should I see someone? And if so, who?

(12 Posts)
TeaAndCakeOrDeath Thu 01-Aug-13 21:09:06

Ok, I apologise in advance for the graphic-ness of this post if you're eating look away now but i have just been to the loo and passed a rather large amount of blood/clots/bloody mucus

I had a baby 8 weeks ago and haven't had a period since but I dont think its that

Do I need to see someone about this? And if so, who?

fusspot66 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:12:48

I'd probably phone the midwife even though they hand you to hv at 4 ish weeks. Presumably all lochia had seemed to pass/settle down before this.

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Thu 01-Aug-13 21:14:13

Thank you for answering! Sat worrying myself about this! Yes, stopped bleeding post-baby at about 4 weeks, so about 4 weeks ago...

IndiansInTheLobby Thu 01-Aug-13 21:16:37

My first period after ds was pretty grim if I remember rightly. Do you feel ok? Just make an appointment to put your mind at rest.

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Thu 01-Aug-13 21:19:18

It wasnt like a period though, theres nothing now, it was just one massive 'episode' must name change after this!

Winterwardrobetime Thu 01-Aug-13 21:20:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Thu 01-Aug-13 21:21:49

Will the midwife still see me after 8 weeks?

pookamoo Thu 01-Aug-13 21:23:57

MW will tell you if she can see you. If she can't she'll tell you to call your GP.

I know massive clots are not unusual post-birth (thanks to MN!) but at 8 weeks it is probably a good idea to get it checked out.

Beckamaw Thu 01-Aug-13 21:36:12

I had a similar experience, which became very heavy bleeding. Turned out to be retained placenta.
Definitely get checked over.

tabbycat15 Fri 02-Aug-13 04:00:04

I had retained placenta & passed a massive clot with heavy bleeding. I had to have a d&c to remove the retained products. Best to get checked.

Cucumberscarecrow Fri 02-Aug-13 04:30:50

Me too with the retained placenta although that was a couple of days pp. I think it's possible but less common eight weeks later.

In my case, I had heavier than usual post-partum bleeding and then passed a clot about the size of a lemon about 24 hours post partum. Rang the labour ward and they told me to call back if i had a bigger clot. Another 24 hours later and i passed a clot bigger than my head and then had a very serious bleed and ended up having a blood transfusion and d&c.

I hope you're not headed in the same direction but please ring your labour ward just in case.

pookamoo Fri 02-Aug-13 09:08:58

Let us know how you get on, OP?

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