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How do you stop bleeding after delivery?

How do you stop bleeding after delivery?

Med eval: Hello. If you are still having significant bleeding after delivery, it is important that you notify your physician so that the cause can be determined & addressed. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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How do they stop bleeding after delivery?

How do they stop bleeding after delivery?

Remove placenta: The placenta is where the blood usually comes from. ...Read more

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How long should vaginal bleeding after delivery last?

How long should vaginal bleeding after delivery last?

Several weeks: The normal lochia lasts for several weeks. If the woman is breast feeding the bleeding may linger much longer. ...Read more

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Heavy menstrual bleeding common after delivery?

Heavy menstrual bleeding common after delivery?

Not neccessarily: Menstrual bleeding does not change after delivery bleeding after delivery immediately can be heavy though. ...Read more

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How long should I be bleeding after vaginal delivery if breastfeeding?

How long should I be bleeding after vaginal delivery if breastfeeding?

Variable: This is pretty variable but usually most of the bleeding is done by 6-8 weeks after delivery. If you're still bleeding at 6-8 weeks, more than just dark spotting, call your ob. ...Read more

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Bleeding after 50 days of delivery. Is it normal?

Bleeding after 50 days of delivery. Is it normal?

Maybe: Some women will resume their periods within 50 days of delivery if not breastfeeding. If the bleeding is heavy or if you're exclusively breastfeeding, it would be best to seek care. There may be a complication from the delivery. ...Read more

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How long should I have bleeding after a normal vaginal delivery?

How long should I have bleeding after a normal vaginal delivery?

Lochia: Normal postpartum bleeding should not last more than 6 wks postpartum. During that time it should progress to light maybe clear discharge and decrease in quantity. ...Read more

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No to small clots but still bleeding 9 days after vaginal delivery with no complications. Normal?

No to small clots but still bleeding 9 days after vaginal delivery with no complications. Normal?

Yes: Absolutely normal. The uterus has so much more blood flow to a full-term pregnancy that it can take time to go away completely. People who are very active tend to bleed more and breastfeeding can be a natural way to decrease bleeding after delivery. If you are passing clots or are feeling dizzy or are concerned you are bleeding too much, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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