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Bleeding after section - scared

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Halleberry Tue 26-May-15 20:54:21

I had a section 12 days ago. I'm healing nicely and my vaginal bleeding had stopped completely about 4 days ago. Had a lie down there and when I stood up to go to kitchen I felt a massive gush down below and when I went to toilet my underwear was full and I mean full of blood. Does this sound normal? Maybe start of my period? Or could this be a bad sign? Any advice appreciated before I call NHS 24 x

Fattycow Tue 26-May-15 20:55:07

Stopping and starting bleeding is normal, but do call if you are worried.

Clobbered Tue 26-May-15 20:55:33

Bit soon for a period. Are you feeling OK otherwise? Any fever, dizziness, nausea?

HappyAsASandboy Tue 26-May-15 21:21:27

I was told it can stop and start for a good few weeks after birth.

I was also told to seek help immediately if I was soaking a pad in an hour.

Are you still bleeding heavily, or was it a one off? If a one off, I expect it has just been pooling somewhere and you happened to disturb it, rather than a heavy bleed?

You could always ring the post natal ward for advice? My ward were fine about me ringing to speak to a midwife after I was discharged, and the midwives will have more experience of this than most GPs ....

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