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Bleeding after "the deed"... adult content

my kiddo is 15 months old. since he was born, it seems like i haven't stopped bleeding. of course the OB said it was normal to bleed for up to 6 months after vaginal delivery, but then 7 months came, 9 months, now 15 months... i bleed every week, sometimes for days at a time. what really irks me is that i'll be fine for a couple of days, but then my husband and i will have sex and i bleed for another 3-4 days. i thought it might be associated with the IUD since i had mirena and now i have paragard, but with both IUD's they say "spotting" is normal for up to 3 months after insertion. NOT my case. for the past 6 months or so i've been getting increasingly tired, and lately i've been getting dizzy - signs of anemia. i know it's not normal, i know it's something to worry about, but like everything else, by the time i figure out i need to see a doc, it's the weekend and no one is open besides emergency rooms. any tips? this is getting old FAST - and replacing undies is expensive!!! :(

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Asked by RachelleM1986 at 2:19 PM on May. 14, 2011 in Health

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  • Ask them to check your thyroid levels and do a thyroid ultrasound. The unbalanced hormones could be because your thyroid is off.

    Answer by treynlisa at 2:30 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • You do need medical attention. You need someone to check everything all at. That much bleeding is going to make you very anemic.

    Answer by MKSers at 2:40 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • Get checked out. Has anyone ever said you had a friable cervix?

    Answer by Izsarejman at 2:50 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • treynlisa: didn't even consider thyroid issues, thanks for the tip! MKSers: yeah, i feel pretty anemic lol... feels like nothing's been "right" since i gave birth. i mean, there's always the baby blues, the cooling period afterward, and natural stress that accompanies being new parents, but i think i'm just a little more "off" than that... lzsarejman: no, never even heard of "friable cervix" - i'll have to look into that... thank you ladies for the input!!! it always helps to at least have something to offer when you go in to see the doc... i think it might make their jobs a little easier :)

    Comment by RachelleM1986 (original poster) at 10:15 PM on May. 14, 2011

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