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What can cause prolonged bleeding immediately after childbirth?

What can cause prolonged bleeding immediately after childbirth?

POC/Infection: Retained products of conception (placental fragments, membranes) and infection can cause post partum bleeding and would require treatment. Some patients can develop a bleeding problem due to an underlying bleeding disorder. Follow up with the delivering physician. It helps to know how much bleeding and how long since the delivery and whether it was vaginal or c-section. ...Read more

Prolonged Bleeding (Definition)

Well, it really depends on what the source of bleeding. If you cut yourself and your skin bleeds, it may take a few minutes. If you are bleeding from your rectum, this is a completely different story. A hemorrhoid can bleed for a few minutes and then resolve, but the severity depends on the color of the blood, the age of the person and the history. Vaginal bleeding can be ...Read more


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What can cause prolonged bleeding after Foley catheter?

What can cause prolonged bleeding after Foley catheter?

Urethral injury: Small tears can develop in the urethra after a foley catheter is placed -- the bleeding can be worse if you are on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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How long can fibroids cause prolonged bleeding please help ??

How long can fibroids cause prolonged bleeding please help ??

Fibroids: They could potentially bleed all the time until they are removed. So if you are having prolonged bleeding you need to be seen, especially if you are starting to be fatigued, dizzy, short of breath, symptoms of anemia. ...Read more

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Bleeding continues for 3 days after 5 days of normal period, what can cause this prolonged bleeding?

Bleeding continues for 3 days after 5 days of normal period, what can cause this prolonged bleeding?

Lots of things: There are lot of causes of irregular cycles, if it's only one time i wouldn't do a lot, but if it's persistent or extremely heavy, i would recommend a doctor's appt. ...Read more

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Would prolonged bleeding from fibroid cause a yeast infection or foul vaginal odor?

Would prolonged bleeding from fibroid cause a yeast infection or foul vaginal odor?

Doubtful: Foul vaginal discharge often suggests bacterial vaginosis (an infection), and yeast infections are secondary to a wide spectrum of issues including vaginal acidity, prior use of antibiotics, etc. Suggest you see your ob/gyn about this. ...Read more

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If you take active birth control pills when your period is in the middle of its cycle, will it cause prolonged bleeding? That happened to me.

If you take active birth control pills when your period is in the middle of its cycle, will it cause prolonged bleeding? That happened to me.

Possibly: Was this the first time to start the pills? If so it may cause your cycle to be different. For prolonged bleeding I always think it is best to see your doctor- especially if it happens often ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience prolonged bleeding after cvs?

Is it normal to experience prolonged bleeding after cvs?

No: A cvs does carry a risk of miscarriage so if your bleeding is very heavy or lasting for more than a few days you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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After D & C surgery prolonged bleeding (More than 1 month) is occur.What should I do?

After D & C surgery prolonged bleeding (More than 1 month) is occur.What should I do?

Follow up: See the doctor that performed the procedure. Depends on reason for procedure, possible products of conception retained.... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: prolonged bleeding?

What is the definition or description of: prolonged bleeding?

5 minutes: Well, it really depends on what the source of bleeding. If you cut yourself and your skin bleeds, it may take a few minutes. If you are bleeding from your rectum, this is a completely different story. A hemorrhoid can bleed for a few minutes and then resolve, but the severity depends on the color of the blood, the age of the person and the history. Vaginal bleeding can be prolonged if its dail. ...Read more

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Copper coil fitted 12 weeks ago and am on my third cycle of prolonged bleeding. How long will it take to settle down?

Copper coil fitted 12 weeks ago and am on my third cycle of prolonged bleeding.  How long will it take to settle down?

6 months: The copper IUD can make your periods a bit longer. If it is going to get better, it will do so by 6 months of use. Some women continue to have this problem while the IUD is in place. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more