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Lochia After C Section
Could be problem: Any pain, fevers....if so need to see your OB asap. If not...can have some discharge for several weeks after c sectionl. Continue to observe and if any pain, fevers, increasing foulness of discharge, see your OB. ...Read more
No: Some brownish discharge 3 weeks after c section is not uncommon. Mild transient odor may be acceptable, however if you have persistent odor, let your OB know. ...Read more
please ask your OB: This is one of the most basic questions that your OB should have already told you before you were discharged from the hospital, usually after your OB does your 6 week post partum check then if that is normal it will be ok to resume, but your doc may give u the ok sooner or later so please call your OB and ask your OB before you have intercourse. ...Read more
Hemorrhoids?: Hemorrhoids are the most common cause of rectal bleeding after pregnancy. You don't need to have had a vaginal delivery to have them, and they can be either internal or external. Other causes are anal fissures and colon polyps. It's unlikely that it has anything to do with the cesarean specifically. I would ask your doctor for a referral to a colorectal specialist to look into it (literally). ...Read more
Not recommended: Controversy over vaginal birth after c-section has gone from one end of the spectrum (no) to the other (sometimes) . Your OB can determine if you are a candidate for vaginal birth after c-section and if you are your delivery will be very closely monitored and preparation for c-section will be in place in case you need it. The surgical team will be nearby throughout your labor and delivery. ...Read more
28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?
Risks of uterine rupture? Had a c section 4 months ago and pregnant 7 weeks. Been advised to terminate pregnancy
Please ask your OB: Your OB knows u and how the surgery went and should have already told you that before you went home form the hospital, usually u can have the post partum lochia for 3-5 weeks but it should get less and lighter as time goes on and should be done by the 6 weeks post partum exam, if the bleeding is not getting less or if it is increasing please call your OB as u will need to be checked. ...Read more
Old blood: This is old blood leftover from your period that has broken down. ...Read more
Had a c section almost 7 weeks ago. I stopped bleeding about a week after the c section. I've now been bleeding for over a week. Normal?
Call your OB MD: You need to contact your OB MD who did the C/section as this is not the normal course of post C/section bleeding. ...Read more
6 weeks post op csection & exclusively breastfeeding 1st baby. Last lochia bleed at 4 wks. Now Bleeding bright redx5 days. Period or complication?
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