I am 9 weeks and 1 day postpartum and I have had continuous red bleeding since the delivery when I had my placenta removed in pieces manually (by hand). I am anemic (taking supplements) with dizziness and heart palpitations. I've had a serum pregnancy test (HCG) and it's 45 (supposed to be under 5 for nonpregnant women), but there's no chance of pregnancy for me as I haven't been active in that way since before the birth of my daughter. I've called my doctor's office and everyone there (including the doctor) seems completely unconcerned. They've just been ordering bloodwork and barely returning my persistent calls. I was checked at 6 1/2 weeks PP and OB said I was fine..
has anyone else experienced this? Or anything like this? Am I being rediculous in thinking I should find a new doc?
Answer by midnightmoma at 7:05 PM on Oct. 4, 2009
If you are anemic, bleeding bright red 9 weeks PP is not abnormal. Your Dr. continues to check your blood work. It would be different if you were bleeding copious amounts. Supplements aren't the best way to fortify your iron supply. They help but foods rich in iron are far better ways to increase your intake. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water as well. Dizzyness can also be a sign of dehydration. Here is a good website for some info on foods that are both heme iron rich and non heme iron rich.
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