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Is it normal to bleed for 6 weeks after childbirth?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: It can be

Spotting can occur for up to 6 weeks but it is unusual.
If the bleeding is more, call your doctor though. Infections and subinvolution can both cause prolonged bleeding. By the way, subinvolution is where the part of the uterus that was attached to the placenta doesn't heal well. Good luck!

In brief: It can be

Spotting can occur for up to 6 weeks but it is unusual.
If the bleeding is more, call your doctor though. Infections and subinvolution can both cause prolonged bleeding. By the way, subinvolution is where the part of the uterus that was attached to the placenta doesn't heal well. Good luck!
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Dr. Robert Lutz
also what type of contraception were you put on if any as that is a common reason for irregular bleeding after delivery for weeks
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