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Doctor insights on: Excessive Postpartum Bleeding

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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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Ecxessive bleeding and clotting and left abdomen side pain a week postpartum. What should I do?

Ecxessive bleeding and clotting and left abdomen side pain a week postpartum. What should I do?

Needs follow up now : One week post partum if your bleeding is excessive and you are passing clots then you should be seen by your doctor or emergency room today. ...Read more

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How can I treat postpartum bleeding?

How can I treat postpartum bleeding?

See your doctor: You need to see your doctor to find out why this is happening. Once that question is answered, then the appropriate treatment can be dispensed. ...Read more

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How long will i experience postpartum bleeding?

How long will i experience postpartum bleeding?

Varies: Some people may bleed on and off for even up to 8-12 weeks postpartum. If you are unsure if the bleeding you are experiencing is normal or if you have other associated symptoms of concern, i suggest you discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I'm almost 6 weeks postpartum and bleeding more now, is this normal?

I'm almost 6 weeks postpartum  and bleeding more now, is this normal?

Is it 1st period? : This may simply be your period since you are six weeks post partum. It's a good time to schedule your post partum visit too. You can discuss your contraceptive plans. Discuss options that will give you cycle control and consider methods that give short light periods ...Read more

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What can I do for post-partum bleeding?

What can I do for post-partum bleeding?

Call your doctor!: Post-partum bleeding may represent a serious problem, such as pieces of the placenta left in the uterus (retained placenta). It needs immediate evaluation, at least through a phone call to your doctor. It could also represent a problem with your ability to clot normally. Again, check with the doctor who delivered your baby. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have post-partum bleeding?

Should I be concerned if I have post-partum bleeding?

No: After a delivery, either c-section or vaginal birth, it is normal to bleed for up to 6 weeks. Your bleeding can also go back and forth between heavy and light and you may have different sized blood clots . If you feel like you are bleeding excessively call your doctor. ...Read more

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What is that heavy discharge after postpartum bleeding ?

Lochia: It is called lochia and contains blood, mucus, and uterine tissue. It can continue up to 6weeks postpartum. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more