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How long will I have a discharge after giving birth?

How long will I have a discharge after giving birth?

4-6 weeks: You will likely have discharge for 4-6 weeks after a vaginal birth. It will start out heavy and bloody and change to a brown, yellow and finally white color. If you are passing a clots or continue to have heavy bleeding after the first couple of days contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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What is normal discharge around 2 weeks after giving birth?

What is normal discharge around 2 weeks after giving birth?

Varies: After giving birth there are a variety of types of discharge. Some women will have white discharge, pink discharge, frank bleeding of bright red blood, or passing dark brown clots. Really nearly anything is normal and it's normal for it to fluctuate. The uterus is still shrinking and as it does so, it pushes out old blood and new blood. Normal for it to smell kinda bad too. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have discharge that looks like snot after giving birth - what's going on?

I have discharge that looks like snot after giving birth - what's going on?

How soon?: In the first couple of weeks after delivery one passes discharge called lochia. This should stop after 1-3 weeks. If there still abnormal discharge after that schedule a visit for testing ...Read more

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Why is does the discharge smeel from my vagin after giving birth?

Not unusual: In the days following delivery, the discharge, often called 'lochial discharge' does seem to have an odor. This is to some extent related to the ongoing healing of the uterine wall related to the where the placenta attached and old blood. Regardless, given that you are noticing a foul odor, you must talk with your ob/gyn now about this! ...Read more

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Hi, I had a baby 12 weeks ago. Since giving birth I have had a lot more discharge then normal. -no smell , thick white and creamy. Thanks ?

Hi, I had a baby 12 weeks ago. Since giving birth I have had a lot more discharge then normal. -no smell , thick white and creamy. Thanks

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Can be normal: Hi, and congratulations on your new baby! What you are describing could be normal, as there is no itching or other symptoms, and will likely resolve in another few weeks. If it persists, you may have your doctor or midwife do an exam. ...Read more

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I've had sex w/ my partner 3 weeks after giving birth to our first baby i've had these WHITE STICKY STRETCHY circle form discharge what this mean?

I've had sex w/ my partner 3 weeks after giving birth to our first baby i've had these WHITE STICKY STRETCHY circle form discharge what this mean?

Maybe nothing?: This could be just a normal discharge with hormone changes after pregnancy. As long as you have no pain or bleeding, it is probably not an infection, and you are probably ok. We do usually recommend waiting about 4-6 weeks after giving birth to start having sex, just to allow everything to heal. Remember to use birth control, as you can get pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have smelly yellow discharge with some blood after giving birth?

Is it normal to have smelly yellow discharge with some blood after giving birth?

No.: Bloody discharge is normal for up to 6 weeks, but a yellow discharge with odor may indicate bacterial vaginosis or vaginitis. See you doctor about an exam and possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What does white discharge mean and cramps 5 weeks after giving birth? I healed quickly no problems.

What does white discharge mean and cramps 5 weeks after giving birth? I healed quickly no problems.

Depends on discharge: Some mild white vaginal discharge is normal, and is likely due to the body responding to hormones. If the discharge becomes excessive, foul-smelling, cottage cheese-like, or associated with itching or discomfort, you might consider bringing it up with your doctor, since it could be due to an infection. ...Read more

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Green mucus vaginal discharge 5 weeks after giving birth?

Green mucus vaginal discharge 5 weeks after giving birth?

Not good.: A green vaginal discharge is never good. Green usually suggests a bacterial infection - possibly a postpartum endometriosis or an std if you have been sexually active. This should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a thick stringy gooey yellowish discharge normal 6 weeks after giving birth. It resembles egg white but has a yellow tinge to it.?

Not normal: I am not sure if you are asking about eye dc in a 6 weeks old infant? The eye discharge in a 6 weeks old could be tear duct obstruction or eye infection. Tear duct obstruction discharge is clear watery. If it is thick, yellow discharge, it likely is a eye infection, . ...Read more

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I ovulated for the first time after giving birth but i never got a period only brown discharge 2 days. Been 2 weeks since that and pregnant test neg..Why?

First period: The first period after delivery may be scant because the lining of the uterus(endometrium) was minimal. That brown discharge for 2 days may have been all the menses you may see this month. Recheck the pregnancy test in 2 weeks if no further bleeding. ...Read more

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I stopped having blood clots during my period after giving birth but now I have to wear pantyliners everysay because of brown discharge. Is it normal?

I stopped having blood clots during my period after giving birth but now I have to wear pantyliners everysay because of brown discharge. Is it normal?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more