A 24-year-old female asked:
What are the four most common types of postpartum hemorrhage?
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Hmmm....: The most common cause of postpartum bleeding is the discharge of lochia, the blood, mucous and uterine tissue left over after childbirth. It's perfectly normal & usually lasts 4-6 weeks. If the uterus fails to contract down normally iserious bleeding can occur b/c the uterine vessels are still dilated. Injuries to the uterus & cervix and retained placental tissue can also cause bleeding.
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