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Doctor insights on: Lochia After C Section

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Had c section last july 6. doc ddnt say anything when I got discharged no warnings had sex 3 weeks ago. No lochia since ystrday, could I be pregnant?

Had c section last july 6. doc ddnt say anything when I got discharged no warnings had sex 3 weeks ago. No lochia since ystrday, could I be pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: Women who are not using contraception can get pregnant (but usually more than a few weeks after a delivery). That means, if a woman is not doing something to prevent pregnancy, then she can get pregnant... that's how nature works. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred). ...Read more

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Still bleeding heavy lochia 6 wk pp from csection. Lochia stopped at 2 wks, started back up again. Started mini pill at 4 weeks. What could cause this?

Still bleeding heavy lochia 6 wk pp from csection. Lochia stopped at 2 wks, started back up again. Started mini pill at 4 weeks. What could cause this?

The mini-pill: The mini-pill is a progesterone only method of contraception. Progesterones are used in birth control pills for contraception. The estrogen is added for cycle control. Since your pill does not have estrogen you do not get good cycle control but do get contraception. There are many reasons to choose a progesterone only pill. The most common one is breast feeding. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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6 weeks post op csection & exclusively breastfeeding 1st baby. Last lochia bleed at 4 wks. Now Bleeding bright redx5 days. Period or complication?

6 weeks post op csection & exclusively breastfeeding 1st baby. Last lochia bleed at 4 wks. Now Bleeding bright redx5 days. Period or complication?

Normal Period: It is most likely that this is your normal menstrual bleeding. Many women who are exclusively breastfeeding do continue to have their normal periods. Congratulations onyour new addition! ...Read more

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I'm 4 1/2 weeks postpartum via csection & I'm breastfeeding. 2wks ago my lochia was basically done then I started heavy & red & still going. Normal?

I'm 4 1/2 weeks postpartum via csection & I'm breastfeeding. 2wks ago my lochia was basically done then I started heavy & red & still going. Normal?

Maybe: If you've started on the progestin-only birth control pill (the "minipill") or gotten the birth control shot (depo-provera), you're likely to have spotting for a month or more; otherwise see you doctor for an early post-partum check. ...Read more

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Can I refuse a c-section?

Can I refuse a c-section?

Yes: You have unlimited negative right (ie the right to refuse any treatment.)

if you are feeling the need to refuse a cesarean, make sure you understand why someone is recommending one. You may be refusing something that would be in your or your infants best interest.

Many things can be done to reduce the likelihood of needing a cesarean, but some cesareans will be necessary despite all measures. ...Read more

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Can I demand a c-section?

Can I demand a c-section?

Yes: As long as you understands all the risks associated with a cs and your ob/gyn is willing to perform it, you can ask for it and most physicians will comply. ...Read more

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Can I ask for a c-section?

Can I ask for a c-section?

Yes: You can ask, but if your exam shows your pelvis to be adequate for vaginal delivery, your provider should kindly refuse your request. The risk to both you and baby are increased in c-section, and they should be reserved for medical reasons only. ...Read more

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How can I avoid a c-section?

Limited control: Don't gain too much weight. Stay physically fit throughout the pregnancy. Do core work like yoga or pilates. Stay out of the hospital as long as you can. Labor as long as you can at home. ...Read more

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Recovery food from C-section?

Recovery food from C-section?

The same as food: After any surgery. Start with fluids then advance as tolerated to soft foods then a regular diet. No other special dietary instructions need. ...Read more

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What's the risk of having your 5th c- section?

What's the risk of having your 5th c- section?

C section risk: Abnormal placental position such as previa, placenta accreta are serious risks. Not to mention adhesions and trauma to bowel and bladdertalk to your doctor before getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Is a c-section always necessary with multiples?

Is a c-section always necessary with multiples?

No: Cesarean's are needed for certain positions of babies. Usually if there are three or more, at least one of the babies will be in the wrong position for a vaginal delivery. If the babies are early, a cesarean may be needed to protect the brain. However, if there are just two babies, close to term and they are both in the right position, a vaginal delivery may be possible. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What number of kids can you have by c section.?

What number of kids can you have by c section.?

No limit: There isn't a hard and fast limit to the number of children you can have by c/section; I've seen women have 5-6 c/sections without difficulty. However, repeated c/sections do increase some of the risks of pregnancy so its best to consult with your Ob at your specific case. ...Read more

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Which is better c - section or infused delivery?

Too little info: I presume you mean induced delivery. There are various reasons why a C-section or an induced delivery may be undertaken. Difficult to comment without knowing the full circumstances ...Read more

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How is the date of my planned c-section determined?

How is the date of my planned c-section determined?

Mature baby: First question is when is the best time for fetal maturity. Second question is what is the safest time for mother and last question should be about convience for pt family or dr. Hopefully all can be safely met. Most drs. Agree, after 39 completed weeks. ...Read more

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What kind of excercises can I do after caesarean section?

What kind of excercises can I do after caesarean section?

Exercise: You can walk. You still have internal stitches that take weeks to months to dissolve. I usually tell my patients to wait 8 to 10 weeks before resuming regular exercise activities. ...Read more

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What happens if you had a c-section can you please answer?

What happens if you had a c-section can you please answer?

Recovery: Usually there is a few weeks of recovery. You heal from the c/section and enjoy your new baby and life. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does a planned c-section have less risks than a emergancy?

Yes and No: It is safer than emergency treatment but remember any surgery has risks so it's important that you and your doctor go over the risks and benefits. Any emergency situation could be dangerous so avoid them if feasible. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a c-section and its complications.?

Describe the features of a c-section and its complications.?

Cesarean: Surgical procedure used to deliver babies. Risks of bleeding, injuring vital organs, infection, pain, death sometimes. ...Read more