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A 24-year-old female asked about a 35-year-old female:

Just got my first period since giving birth, flow was so heavy went through tampon, 2 pads, underware down to my sheets. why so heavy now?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not unusual: It's not unusual for you to have a very heavy period for the first one after birth. Your uterus had lots of increased blood flow to it for months. However, if the bleeding persists or all of your periods turn into this, then you need to see doc to make sure nothing else going on.

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