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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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Does lochia smells? 3 weeks after delivery and having a weird smell on my pad.

Does lochia smells? 
3 weeks after delivery and having a weird smell on my pad.

Possible infection: Contact your OB MD to make sure that you do not have an infection of the lining of the womb (Endometritis). which can produce a foul smell when present. ...Read more

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I had lochia for a month and I started bleeding again 2 days after it stopped. It's been 3 weeks and I'm still bleeding. Is it normal?

I had lochia for a month and I started bleeding again 2 days after it stopped. It's been 3 weeks and I'm still bleeding. Is it normal?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...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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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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Can the depo shot make you spot after lochia?

Can the depo shot make you spot after lochia?

Yes.: Lochia usually refers to the discharge or bleeding that a woman has after her delivery. Therefore, I'm assuming that you are asking, when the Depo-Provera is given in the immediate post-partum period, can you have break through bleeding? After the injection, break through bleeding or spotting is common. ...Read more

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Im 5.5wks postpartum via cesarean. My bleeding had just about stopped until today. It's bright red heavy w/ jelly like clots. Is this still lochia?

Im 5.5wks postpartum via cesarean. My bleeding had just about stopped until today. It's bright red heavy w/ jelly like clots. Is this still lochia?

Prob your period: If you had a c section 5-6 weeks ago and now experienced new onset of bleeding it is most likely your first period after delivery. ...Read more

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Strange smelly discharge after having a baby. Lochia or infected blood?

Strange smelly discharge after having a baby. Lochia or infected blood?

Cannot say: Suggest you see your ob/gyn and have them examine you. Do not fool around with this. ...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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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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I'm 2 weeks postpartum and naturally I am still bleeding lochia. I started the mini pill today and I'm hoping it will stop the bleeding sooner??

I'm 2 weeks postpartum and naturally I am still bleeding lochia. I started the mini pill today and I'm hoping it will stop the bleeding sooner??

It will not.: After the placenta is delivered the lining of the uterus call the decidua remains. The superficial layer is shead and this is call lochia. It is red brown for the first few days, called lochia ruba. Then it becomes watery, lochia serosa and is pinkish brown, for about 2-3 weeks. It then becomes yellow- white, lochia alba. It is not affected by either estrogen or progesterone contraceptive. ...Read more