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kinda of T.M.I

this is kinda T.M.I so sry if it bothers anyone, buti had my baby 9 days ago, & ever since yesterday my pads have had black blood that kinda smells like a chemical like bleach, has this ever happen 2 anyone, or should i contact my doc?

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Asked by Mrs.Ferri at 1:23 AM on Jan. 28, 2010 in Health

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  • I cant remember the smell, but i do remember alot of dark and heavy blood, its just part of the after birth deal.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 AM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • The same thing happened to me. Its completely normal. I had to wear the depends pad after I had my lil one bc I bleed so much an passed so many clots the size of golfballs if not bigger and regular pads were not normal though. :)Congrats on the new lil one..

    Answer by sleepless2009 at 1:29 AM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • the dark blood was normal for me, it's because it's old blood still coming out.

    the smell - amonia from bladder issues that you may not even notice that can happen during labor. Drink more water to dilute it more, do you kegal exercises.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 AM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • Yep, I agree. Totally normal unless you are bleeding excessively. That's what wouldn't be normal. But the dark blackish stuff - I call it "crud blood". LOL

    Answer by GrowingMama at 3:00 AM on Jan. 28, 2010

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