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To think this is too heavy bleeding.

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SEsofty · 10/07/2017 13:08

First period after baby. Have always had heavy periods but currently going through a super max tampon every 1-2 hours.

I feel completely wiped out and can't do anything as keep on having to go to the toilet.

So should I be concerned, and anyone have any ideas about when it might ease up

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honeysucklejasmine · 10/07/2017 13:13

Yeah that is a bit excessive. Can you get a gp appointment, or contact 111?


lougle · 10/07/2017 13:16

Tbh, that's just a normal period for me, so I wouldn't be alarmed. I think if you were having to change more than 1 super plus tampon per hour, then it might be a problem.


BishopBrennansArse · 10/07/2017 13:19

Whilst my first period after all 3 was dramatic you really need to see a doctor with this. Good luck


Me264 · 10/07/2017 13:22

My first 3 or so periods after having DS were horrendously heavy, soaking through a nighttime pad an hour. It did improve but go to the GP if you're worried, I think they can give you something to slow down the flow - actually I think you can get it over the counter now too.


DontTouchTheMoustache · 10/07/2017 13:22

How long since you have birth? I suffered a post partum haemorrhage about 10 days after d's was born (I sneezed and blood and huge blood clots started gushing out, pretty grim). It was very serious and I needed an emergency blood transfusion and op to save my life. This was caused my retained placenta. If in ANY doubt go straight to a&e as this is life threatening


SEsofty · 10/07/2017 13:23

Baby is thirteen months old, so definitely period rather than any post partum bleeding.

Getting a gp appointment is like gold dust, hence why I asked for views

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GraceGrape · 10/07/2017 13:28

I would get through that in a normal period, so it is within the normal range. Your periods do change after having children and I seem to remember the first ones post-birth were especially heavy.


UserThenLotsOfNumbers · 10/07/2017 13:36

Call 111 for advice. You are bleeding very heavily and feeling ill.
It may be fine, and I believe there's a drug they can give you to lessen the bleeding.
Always better to be safe than sorry.
Hope you are feeling better soon!


Groupie123 · 10/07/2017 13:44

Sounds like one of my normal periods. Take a nursing vitamin, drink plenty of fluids, eat more carbs and veg to boost your energy, and if it doesn't improve after a few days go to urgent care.


kali110 · 10/07/2017 13:46

Yes i have to take a tablet to lessen the bleeding every now and then.
If it's not notmal for you i'd speak to someone.


phoenixtherabbit · 10/07/2017 13:48

I think regardless whether it is normal.for others if it is not normal for you and a lot heavier I would ring 111 or contact your gp.

I always remember the lady on here (sorry I can't remember your name!) Who was bleeding heavily and followed advice on here and if she hadn't she probably wouldn't be here to tell the tale.

I do think it's better to be safe than sorry.


BishopBrennansArse · 10/07/2017 14:01

If you see GP they can prescribe tranexamic or mefenemic acid to lighten it, it's really worth going

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