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is it normal to have headaches after giving birth

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
NOT NORMAL: Call your OB may be from the spinal or epidural whichever one u had, may be from elevated blood pressure, either way u should call your OB now for eva ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes : Sometimes headaches associated with pregnancy can be due to some unusual and potentially dangerous things. But the fact that you have had headaches f ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monique Ruberu
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doc: These are concerning symptoms go and see your doc
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
YOU SHOULD be asking: Your OB that question, that is part of your ob's job, you can have some lochia that should keep getting lighter for 3-4 weeks sometimes longer if you ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: After childbirth the cycle pattern can change including length of cycle, number of days on menses, blood loss, cramps, etc.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: They will change from the pink color to a silvery-flesh color, making them less noticeable with time.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: After giving birth there are a variety of types of discharge. Some women will have white discharge, pink discharge, frank bleeding of bright red bloo ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: After giving birth, the first period will typically come in 6-8 weeks if a woman is not breast feeding. If she is breastfeeding it varies. Some wome ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unusual: Seems too long, especially if this is on the heavier side. The OB provider would want to evaluate this
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
DYSPAREUNIA: Enough has happened since you gave birth. Although not rare, 5 mos seems like a long time. Please discuss with your gyn.
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