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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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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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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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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