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A 23-year-old female asked:

Had a c-section 5wks ago. post partum bleeding stopped 2wks ago. started bleeding again 4 days ago. bright red with clots. heavy but not filling a pad?

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 23 years experience
May be normal: The uterus will bleed until it is healed after having a baby. This can last on average 6-8 weeks postpartum. Sometime an increase in physical activity can cause worsening of bleeding. It could also be the return of your period. If you start to soak through maxi pads more than 1 pad an hour for 2 hours, feel lightheaded/dizzy, feel short of breath, or have fever, then go to ER
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
See Below...: After a c/section its possible to have some off and on bleeding as the placental site and c/section scar heal. It usually doesn't indicate something is wrong. Keep an eye on it. If it doesn't go away, see your Ob.

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Last updated Aug 6, 2014

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