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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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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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What can I do about prolonged bleeding after being on the contraceptive implant for a month?

What can I do about prolonged bleeding after being on the contraceptive implant for a month?

Patience: I presume you are referring to the implanon. This device is a progestin only contraceptive which carries about a 70% to 80% risk of daily spotting and bleeding that may last for up to 6 or 8 months. There is no effective long term treatment for the bleeding, be patient and it will probably quit eventually. ...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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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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I am experiencing prolonged bleeding after taking a plan b and its been longer than a week?

I am experiencing  prolonged bleeding after taking a plan b and its been longer than a week?

Yes: Plan b will change up the menstrual cycle since it works by preventing ovulation. Bleeding is expected. You should always take a pregnancy test after using Plan B to make sure that it worked. Please see your doctor to start a more reliable birth control method too. ...Read more

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I'm 40.on the mirena- have had prolonged bleeding for 2 weeks now but very light flow..how do I stop it please?

I'm 40.on the mirena- have had prolonged bleeding for 2 weeks now but very light flow..how do I stop it please?

Mirena: bleeding: See your gyn provider for an exam: the Mirena may have been pushed into the cervical canal by uterine contractions, and will cause this kind of bleeding. Removal of the Mirena may be necessary, and pregnancy is not impossible if the IUD has moved, so get a serum HCG test to be certain. ...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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I had nexplanon for 6 months. Got it removed because of prolonged bleeding for a month. Got it removed at still bleeding after a week. Normal?

I had nexplanon for 6 months. Got it removed because of prolonged bleeding for a month.  Got it removed at still bleeding after a week. Normal?

Possibly : You will have to wait and see what happens to your cycle now that Nexplanon has been removed over time. You may want to consider starting another birth control method. Many of them can also help with cycle control ...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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Prolonged bleeding, gush of brown water from vagina? When could it be please help!!!!!!

Prolonged bleeding, gush of brown water from vagina? When could it be please help!!!!!!

Prolonged bleeding: The reason is unclear, but you need a gynecological exam, a pelvic sonogram a probable blood test. Please schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing prolonged bleeding. I have been on my period for 2 and a half weeks now. I’ve never had this happen before. ?

I am experiencing  prolonged bleeding. I have been on my period for 2 and a half weeks now. I’ve never had this happen before. ?

Irregular bleeding: 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. After two weeks of bleeding evaluation is definitely needed There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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