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A 31-year-old female asked:

how long does my menstrual suppose to last after having a baby 6days ago? it's still bright red and some small blood clots.

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Up to 6 weeks: You will be bleeding for a while although it should be gradually decreasing. If you try to do too much and get overtired in particular you may notice increased bleeding, in which case you simply need to get more rest. If it still seems excessive to you then see your doctor.

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Last updated Aug 15, 2015

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