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A 42-year-old female asked:

Had d& c three days ago due to retained placenta (4 weeks postpartun). still bleeding and crampy, but not overly heavy (more like a period). normal??

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is normal to have some bleeding after a D&C. This should gradually decrease and then stop. You should be concerned if the bleeding becomes heavy, there is a foul odor, or you start having pain greater than normal menstrual cramps. Hope this helps.

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