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Is it normal to have headaches after giving birth

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
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 50-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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Yes: They will change from the pink color to a silvery-flesh color, making them less noticeable with time.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Unusual: Seems too long, especially if this is on the heavier side. The OB provider would want to evaluate this
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
DYSPAREUNIA: Enough has happened since you gave birth. Although not rare, 5 mos seems like a long time. Please discuss with your gyn.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Sounds about right: There is an immediate weight-loss that is quite large and includes the weight of the baby, the placenta, amniotic fluid, and blood loss. Then over the... Read More

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