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Is it normal to have a super super heavy period after having a baby! I'm 3 months post partum and going through a super tampon every 45 min - ?

Is it normal to have a super super heavy period after having a baby! I'm 3 months post partum and going through a super tampon every 45 min - ?

Not normal: Is this the first period since delivery? Was everything ok with delivery and did bleeding stopped as expected afterwards? Were your periods heavy before preg.? Periods can become a bit heavier after pregnancy but a tampon every 45 min seems a lot. I'd see your OB-GYN, esp. if heavy bleeding continues, cramping, fever, dizzy or weak. ...Read more

Hypermenorrhea (Definition)

Hypermenorrhea is menstrual flow that is heavy. About 1 in 20 women have heavy flow. If you need to change a pad or tampon every 2 hours or more or have gushing or soak into your clothes frequently you have hypermenorrhea. See a doctor. ...Read more


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Is a very heavy period normal after a c section? I am 8 weeks postpartum. I also had some bleeding before my period started. Blood is bright red.

Is a very heavy period normal after a c section? I am 8 weeks postpartum. I also had some bleeding before my period started. Blood is bright red.

Probably normal: The first few periods after delivery can be heavier than usual. Have you had your postpartum visit yet? if that was normal, things are probably ok ...Read more

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I am 8weeks postpartum and hemorrhage. I started bleeding at 6 weeks, and now it's heavy. How long does this last for? What's normal for first period?

I am 8weeks postpartum and hemorrhage. I started bleeding at 6 weeks, and now it's heavy. How long does this last for? What's normal for first period?

Many options: The first period is often a little off but it should not be a “hemorrhage.” If you are bleeding that heavy then prompt evaluation is needed. There are many options for heavy periods. Many birth control methods can be used to lighten or even stop the cycle. ...Read more

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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

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