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How long will I have a discharge after giving birth?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
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In brief: 4-6 weeks

You will likely have discharge for 4-6 weeks after a vaginal birth.
It will start out heavy and bloody and change to a brown, yellow and finally white color. If you are passing a clots or continue to have heavy bleeding after the first couple of days contact your doctor.

In brief: 4-6 weeks

You will likely have discharge for 4-6 weeks after a vaginal birth.
It will start out heavy and bloody and change to a brown, yellow and finally white color. If you are passing a clots or continue to have heavy bleeding after the first couple of days contact your doctor.
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Susan Trout
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 2-6 weeks

I agree that most bleeding is done by 6 weeks.
If you discharge has a foul smell, is yellow/green, is accompanied by itching or irritation, or if you have a fever or feel sick; please contact your doctor immediately.

In brief: 2-6 weeks

I agree that most bleeding is done by 6 weeks.
If you discharge has a foul smell, is yellow/green, is accompanied by itching or irritation, or if you have a fever or feel sick; please contact your doctor immediately.
Dr. Susan Trout
Dr. Susan Trout
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