Lochia still bright red 5 weeks since birth

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MoonlightMcKenzie Thu 16-Oct-08 20:11:13

Never need to change pad more than twice in a 24 hour period, but never have since day 2.

No smell or clots (a few little grey bits last week that I know to be placenta material).

No temperature.

Can I get away with NOT going to the GP and NOT taking ABs?

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georgimama Thu 16-Oct-08 20:14:15

Mine was like that, never stopped being bright red but just got progressively more watery IYSWIM and lessened in quantity until it stopped. Took about 6-7 weeks in all to go away, and even then had a little every few of days for a bit. It sounds normal to me but then I have only hadone child.

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 16-Oct-08 20:15:59

Bright red usually means that you are doing too much, have you been overdoing things?

MoonlightMcKenzie Thu 16-Oct-08 20:19:55

'overdoing things' really doesn't sound like me, but I DO have a 22month old as well as a 5 week old and no family or close friends near me

Can't for the life of me thing wot I could cut out since house is a tip and bin living on takeaways.

It WILL go eventually?

It is the same amount as after the birth, but that was minimal iykwim.

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georgimama Thu 16-Oct-08 20:26:16

I don't see how that works, Five, unless you are actually having a haemhorrage, why would physical exertion make you bleed more lochia? I don't know much about this subject tbh, just mine was always like that and I never thought anything of it.

MoonlightMcKenzie Thu 16-Oct-08 21:13:21

that's reassuring to know georgimama

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frisbyrat Thu 16-Oct-08 21:36:19

Mine was like that and I am a lazy mare. grin

MoonlightMcKenzie Fri 17-Oct-08 09:46:34

Anyone else?

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charitygirl Fri 17-Oct-08 10:10:34

Did you tear during the birth? (and not have stitches) I did and that increased the amount of bleeding - told it was not really lochia but a fluid from the tear - not exactly a bleeding wound, but blood from a healing cut. That's why I'm still wearing pads nearly five weeks on.

That probabluy isn't your situation, but thought i'd suggest it.

MoonlightMcKenzie Fri 17-Oct-08 19:42:45

I had 2nd degree tear, and most but not all was stitched.

Hmm. you might have something!

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georgimama Fri 17-Oct-08 19:45:39

I had a 3rd degree tear (was stitched though) so there may be something in this.

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