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Is it common for women to hemorrhage after birth?

Is it common for women to hemorrhage after birth?

No: Everyone has a risk of some bleeding after delivery. It can be serious everywhere. However, incidence of life-threatening postpartum hemorrhage varies depending on the part of the world in which women deliver. Extensive bleeding is less likely to impact mothers in places where there are OB providers & facilities, medications that help the uterus contract and blood products to replace what is lost. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


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I had a postpartum hemorrhage after birth month ago and till now im facing severe intestinal pain constipatio and gaz all the time.What should I take?

I had a postpartum hemorrhage after birth month ago and till now im facing severe intestinal pain constipatio and gaz all the time.What should I take?

Blame iron..maybe?!: Following a hemorrhage, there is a good chance, your doctor started you on iron supplementation. Yes? If so, the iron will help speed up your bodies natural process of replacing the blood lost after delivery. Unfortunately, iron can be very harsh on your GI system (cramping, constipation, etc). Adding a stool softener/fiber may help. Narcotic pain medication may cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe Blood Clotting Heavy Bleeding Dizziness Light Headed Faint, Now A Month AFTer Giving Birth Could I Have Retained Placenta?

Severe Blood Clotting Heavy Bleeding Dizziness Light Headed Faint,  Now A Month AFTer Giving Birth Could I Have Retained Placenta?

Bleeding after baby: I would see your ob/gyn. They can sort out these issues. You need to get the blood count checked. You can also see the primAry care doctor the get the bloodwork Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Birthed 6/18/14.Retained placenta > emergency D&C.Hemorrhaged but went home in 2days.Look more pregnant now,bad cramping 24/7,etc. What could this be?

Birthed 6/18/14.Retained placenta > emergency D&C.Hemorrhaged but went home in 2days.Look more pregnant now,bad cramping 24/7,etc. What could this be?

Inflammation: Your uterus could be inflamed. Ibuprofen could calm this down if you can take it. This is assuming that you do not have a fever or chills as this would be more urgent as it could be an infection. ...Read more

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Can.A women get chlmedya from not wating 6week till.After birth?

Perhaps: A woman can get chlamydia form having intercourse with an affected partner, regardless of when that intercourse occurs. ...Read more

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What can I do if i'm feeling less like a women after birth?

What can I do if i'm feeling less like a women after birth?

Body image & fatigue: After pregnancy, it takes some time to lose weight. A newborn will also tax your self image. Are you a mom, or sexual partner? I advise all women to breast feed, at least six months if possible, not only for the babies health, but to help lose weight and restore body image! ...Read more

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Is irt common practice for doctors to examine placenta after birth?

Is irt common practice for doctors to examine placenta after birth?

Yes it is: Good OB doctors examine the placenta. Important to rule out a partially retained placenta. Also in all cases of intra-uterine growth retardation, if present, of babies. ...Read more

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I have pain on outer lips of vagina after birth, is this common?

I have pain on outer lips of vagina after birth, is this common?

Depends...: On how far you are from delivery. Consult with your obstetrician. ...Read more