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What are the tests for severe bleeding after giving birth?

What are the tests for severe bleeding after giving birth?

There Are Several: Most of the time, severe bleeding during or after giving birth, called a hemorrhage, is caused by problems with muscle tone of the uterus, problems with your blood clotting chemicals, retained placental tissue or trauma to the uterus. Blood tests for platelets, blood cell counts and other clotting factors help determine if the blood chemicals play a part or need to be treated. (cbc, pt/inr, ptt). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with severe bleeding after giving birth?

What are the symptoms associated with severe bleeding after giving birth?

Bleeding after birth: I am assuming that you are interested in what to do with the bleeding that continues after you go home...How much is too much...How long is too long. I refer you to the site of an obgyn group that really has one of the best explanations I have seen. It should answer your questions- http://tinyurl.Com/dxogp9n. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for severe bleeding after giving birth?

What is the treatment for severe bleeding after giving birth?

Bleeding after birth: I am assuming that you are interested in what to do with the bleeding that continues after you go home...How much is too much...How long is too long. I refer you to the site of an obgyn group that really has one of the best explanations I have seen. It should answer your questions- http://tinyurl.Com/dxogp9n. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still be bleeding after giving birth 16 wks. Ago?

Is it normal to still be bleeding after giving birth 16 wks. Ago?

No: That is not right unless you bled and stopped and then started bleeding again that may signify your first period after birth. Continuous non-stop bleeding after delivery x 16 weeks is not normal, otherwise, and calls for a check up with your obgyn. ...Read more

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What bleeding is normal after giving birth?

YOU SHOULD be asking: Your OB that question, that is part of your ob's job, you can have some lochia that should keep getting lighter for 3-4 weeks sometimes longer if you are having heavy bleeding or it was light then gets heavier you may ahve a problems with your uterus like it is not inv0luting properly or retained tissue, if you are worried your OB can do an exam blood work and ultrasound, i tell my pts what to exp. ...Read more

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If a person had a severe bleeding years ago while giving birth.is the risk of severe bleeding increase if she wound herself or in any case?

If a person had a severe bleeding years ago while giving birth.is the risk of severe bleeding increase if she wound herself or in any case?

Bleeding disorders: Post partum hemorrhage is not a great predictor of an overall bleeding disorder. In most cases the patient does not have a bleeding disorder but in some cases they do. The most common one is von willebrands disease. IF you have have heavy periods as well you can consider asking you doctor for testing. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for 3 months after giving birth nonstop. It is light but i want to know if its normal. I'm also on the depo.

Not really normal: If patients of mine are still bleeding after about 6-7 weeks, then i usually do an ultrasound to see if there's something wrong. There isn't always a problem to be found, but it's nice to know that for sure. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) does cause irregular bleeding too, especially if you are not breastfeeding. In any case, i'd look into it further. ...Read more

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After giving birth i had 5 weeks of normal bleeding, but 1 week after my check up i started bleeding and haven't stopped since and its going on 3 months.

After giving birth i had 5 weeks of normal bleeding, but 1 week after my check up i started bleeding and haven't stopped since and its going on 3 months.

See doctor: If you've been bleeding for 3 months, this isn't normal and i would make an appt with gynecologist for evaluation. It's possible that has nothing to do with recent birth, but problem with uterus, thyroid or pituitary. See a doctor for evaluation though, bleeding could cause anemia and fatigue as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been bleeding for over 7 weeks after giving birth it seemed to slow down initially after 4 weeks then it got heavy. Is this normal? Or my period?

I've been bleeding for over 7 weeks after giving birth it seemed to slow down initially after 4 weeks then it got heavy. Is this normal? Or my period?

Your body: is responding normally to not having normal hormonal balance for 10 months. Sometimes this can lead to irregular bleeding during or in between periods for a few months before you become regular again. If you are trying to get pregnant (just IF), then you will need to wait for your periods to be regular. If not, then just ride it out. If it persists beyond 3-4 months, go see a healthcare pro. ...Read more

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Is it normal to pass a bigger blood clot after a few days of giving birth and bleeding heavy?

Is it normal to pass a bigger blood clot after a few days of giving birth and bleeding heavy?

Depends: If it was only one episode and you are only having brown discharge now, it is not a cause for concern. However, if you are continuing to bleed, you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more