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What can cause prolonged bleeding immediately after childbirth?

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Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
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