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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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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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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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While on depo, can taking birth control pills stop prolonged bleeding?

While on depo, can taking birth control pills stop prolonged bleeding?

Yes: Bleeding on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is usually from your uterine lining being thin. The estrogen in the birth control pills can help stabilize the the lining and regulate the bleeding. ...Read more

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Prolonged bleeding? Took provera (medroxyprogesterone) to start period for irregular/absent period. Took microgestin for 3 weeks still bleeding since started period.

Medicines to help: You could have be given another medicine to stop bleeding. You should have your hemoglobin and thyroid function. You should be tested for infection. ...Read more

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