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How long should menstrual period after birth last?

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Dr. Anne Hale
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It varies: Everyone is different but it can be several weeks. It usually is bright red then turns to brown and then becomes white. It is all called lochia and is very normal after delivery unless there is fever, severe pain or foul odor.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

How long after giving birth do you get your menstrual period?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Varies: Most have their cycle 3-8 weeks after delivery. If you are breastfeeding you may or may not have periods at all.

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Last updated May 17, 2019

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