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Is this normal in post-partum recovery?

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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I have been out of the hospital for about a month. For the past couple weeks, I had stopped bleeding entirely and was only passing a yellowish-whitish discharge that I was told is normal towards the end.


However, all of the sudden yesterday I started to bleed again. Not an alarming amount, but full in color, almost like a lighter period. Then this afternoon I passed a small clot as if I was in the earlier weeks of recovery.


Is this normal or did something get strained, perhaps? I have yet to return to me Doctor, so should I be concerned? I am unsure. Thanks!

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by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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KawaiiLila
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:04 PM
This happened to me and I called the dr. She said if it wasn't a lot then not to worry. But I would call your dr just because his/her medical opinion may be different. A phone call won't hurt. You can even ask the nurse that answers the phone.
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KylersMom8-16-7
by Gold Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:21 PM
It's not uncommon. Usually it means you're overdoing it a little.
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PEEK05
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Yes, you can bleed on and off for several weeks more.

20Keller12
by Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:53 PM
I'd say if it's not heavy don't freak. But if it does get heavy, make sure to go to the doc adapt. My mom had a massive hemorrhage when I was 8 days old.
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20Keller12
by Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:54 PM
*asap. Damn autocorrect -_-
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clau1985
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:58 PM
Well that happened to me i bleed for like 5 weeks postpartum. Then like 2 weeks later bleed again. Turns out my period had started again early. If it continues for a long time go to the doctor. Good luck.
cemcnair
by Courtney on Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Could just be overdoing it.
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Annettey19
by Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:49 PM

I think I remember something like that happening to me too. It's most likely okay, but it's best to check with the doctor.

C.H.E.L.S.E.A
by Silver Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:03 AM

I had the same thing happen to me and it was the return of my period.

1.hot.mama2005
by Esther on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:09 AM
This. It is most likely your first period after having the baby.

Quoting C.H.E.L.S.E.A:

I had the same thing happen to me and it was the return of my period.

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