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Postpartum Hemorrhage Vaginal Bleeding
I had a d& c and a uterine artery embolization for severe postpartum hemorrhage its been a week and i'm lightly bleeding is it normal ?
Yes: Having light bleeding a week after uterine artery embolization for a postpartum hemorrhage is normal. The bleeding is likely coming from the lining of the uterus where the placenta was. That area has to heal (even after having these others treatments) so women will bleed or spot for 3-6 weeks after having a baby. ...Read more
Why my blood count drops so quickly during pregnancy while my ferritin is >UNL? I'm at high risk for antepartum/postpartum hemorrhage (had IV iron due to the bleeding risk and IDA diagnosis prior to preg). Why do I still have anemia without iron/b12/folat
Inflammation?: I would think about this being secondary to anemia of chronic disease. Ferritin can be an acute phase reactant, essentially being indicative of ongoing inflammation; inflammation that can act as a mechanism for speeding up loss of red blood cells...Also look into your MCV. High MCV I would look into thyroid dysfunction. Pregnancy hemorrhage --> Panhypopituitarism --> Low thyroid --> Macrocytosis ...Read more
I am 15 months post partum and experiencing heavy vaginal bleeding x 4 weeks. Provera, BCP and lysteda have not helped. Iron is 10, what is next step?
Curettage: If medication does not help to control uterine bleeding, a minor surgical procedure called a "dilatation and curettage" can help not only stop the bleeding, but also reveal the cause, e.g., a polyp. During a curettage the doctor removes the inner lining from the uterine cavity with an instrument to provide a fresh start for menstrual cycles to ensue. ...Read more
See below: It stabilizes the uterine liniing.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been taking prempro for 15 days already and I have gotten a little vaginal bleeding but after like two days i got heavy bleeding.Should i stop?
4 weeks 5 days postpartum ...Vaginal bleeding after sex, my bf only did three strokes literally 5 secs could i be pregnant from that?
Dangerous!: Postpartum hemorrhage still kills women in developed countries in generally preventable complications. It means a woman loses more than a liter of blood after c-section or more than half a liter after vaginal birth. Physicians have little time to act decisively to stem the hemorrhage before it becomes life-threatening. Blood transfusion, surgery, uterotonic meds, hysterectomy and intensive care! ...Read more
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