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Does lochia smell bad?

Does lochia smell bad?

Not normally: Lochia is postpartum vaginal discharge comprised of mucus, blood, and placental tissue. It is supposed to smell like your normal menstrual flow. If it is malodorous, this may indicate infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have sex if lochia is brown?

Is it possible for you to have sex if lochia is brown?

Yes!: It will disappear, but n the field of the obstetrics, lochia is the vaginal discharge after giving birth (puerperium) containing blood, mucus, and uterian tissue. It is always common after childbirth. Most recommend no sexual activity for two weeks! the "lochia" itself poses no health issues, if a partner understands! ...Read more

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Can you conceive while still having lochia bleeding 5 weeks after birth?

Can you conceive while still having lochia bleeding 5 weeks after birth?

Uncommon: It is not common to conceive this early especially if you are breastfeeding but it is not impossible. ...Read more

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I'm having a really heavy lochia and large blood clots bigger. The blood is bright red?

I'm having a really heavy lochia and large blood clots bigger. The blood is bright red?

Are you anemic?: Depending on your age, your menstral history, and your overall health what you describe might be okay, even normal. However, if you are fatiqued, your menstral cycles progressively getting longer and heavier, then you should go in and see your doctor. Your vital signs and a simple blood test will determine if you are anemic. If so, your doctor can help you. ...Read more

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When should someone be concerned about lochia? Is it happening because I'm breastfeeding?

When should someone be concerned about lochia? Is it happening because I'm breastfeeding?

Heavy bleeding, pain: Lochia is normal after having a baby, regardless of vaginal delivery, c-section, breastfeeding or bottle. Heavier bleeding should settle down within 5-10 days of the birth, but lighter bleeding & discharge can continue for 4-6 weeks. Contact your OB or midwife if the heavy bleeding is enough to soak through a pad an hour, continues past 10 days, or if you have pain, fever or odor. ...Read more

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Had lochia for 5 weeks after birth & stopped . Starts bright red bleeding again in 6th week but not heavy. Is This 1st period?

Had lochia for 5 weeks after birth & stopped . Starts bright red bleeding again in 6th week but not heavy. Is This 1st period?

Quite likely: If you are breastfeeding, however, then you may also have some cramping and bleeding, and that could delay your period for up to 6 months. ...Read more

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