Bleeding after csection

Jade - posted on 02/05/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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How long do you normally have post partem beeding after a csection? I only bled for about 4 weeks after my daughter was born (vaginal delivery) but im still bleeding 8 weeks after my csection. And its blood clots and stuff too not just blood like a period. Should i be concerned its lasting so long? At my 4 week check up my dr told me the blood clots should be done by then and the bleeding should be over by 6 weeks.

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Jessica - posted on 02/05/2010

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If it helps any, you're not alone... I'm 14 weeks into mommihood after a c-section, and I'm still bleeding like I had it a week ago.. I know it's not healthy, but my doctor doesn't seem to be too concerned...

Amanda - posted on 02/06/2010

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I bled up to 8-10 weeks or longer I thought something was wrong so I went in to my doctor and wasnt to concerned everyone is different. She put me on the pill and that stopped the bleeding and I had normal periods, then when I went off of the pill, I started up again for 2 -3 weeks and know everything seems to be back to normal. Hope everything works for you !

Vegemite - posted on 02/05/2010

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you should see your doctor. If you get an infection in your uterus it can be very serious can even cause you to become infertile or even life threatening. I had one after bleeding for a long time when a blood clot stayed in my uterus and nearly had to had a complete hysterectomy, luckily the infection cleared.
Go see your doctor

Jade - posted on 02/05/2010

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I am breastfeeding my twins, i didnt know that could cause you to bleed longer tho, as i fed my daughter for 16 months and it didnt effect anything

Valerie - posted on 02/05/2010

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I noticed after my section I bled heavier the first two weeks if I was doing too much activity. If you are still clotting 4 weeks later that seems unusual. It makes me question is there still a piece of placenta in the uterus? I would definitely call the doctor office or the ladies on the post postpartum floor if you delivered in a hospital.

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Jennifer - posted on 10/10/2012

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My son is over a month old. I'm still bleeding. It is heavy some days and light others with blood clots. What happened to you?

Amanda - posted on 02/05/2010

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like i said before i bleed for a long time 9 week but i breastfeed my son till he was 10 months old

Brenda - posted on 02/05/2010

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My doctor told me that I would bleed as long as I was nursing. That seemed odd to me, but as soon as I quit pumping (baby couldn't nurse due to Downs) I quit bleeding. At 2 months.

Jessica - posted on 02/05/2010

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For me I bled for about 6 weeks and then went right into my period RIGHT away. I was clotting a little bit and called my doc, he told me as long as it's not bigger or as big as a golf ball then it was ok. But just to be safe I would absolutely make a checkup appointment. If for nothing else for peace of mind.

Amanda - posted on 02/05/2010

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when u had my son(c-section) i bleed for 9 weeks stopped for i think a for a week then bleed for another week..that last week must have been my period becuase i didn't bleed for another 3 weeks

Louise - posted on 02/05/2010

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it took me about 6 weeks to stop bleeding and i was quite heavy up to that point, in hospital i was told that if the clots were the size of a 50p then i needed to let them know but if they were smaller than not to worry cos sometimes it can be pieces of placenta so they need to be checked speak to your GP just for you own piece of mind - gud luck xx

Sherre - posted on 02/05/2010

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I think everyone is different. I bled for about a month or more with blood clots. I thought it was never going to stop but it did. If it looks abnormal, contact your physician right away.

Mariah - posted on 02/05/2010

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I didn't start bleeding until 5 weeks PP. Then I bled for what seemed like forever! I talked to my doctor about it & she said it was normal. I would say I bled for about 6 to 8 weeks. I'm still spotting and I'm 14 weeks PP. I also had a Mirena IUD put in at 6 weeks PP.

Heather - posted on 02/05/2010

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You might want to be test for Von Willebronn's disease (hemophalia in females) usually shows up after having children.

Alyssa - posted on 02/05/2010

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I bled steadily for a month and then spotted for a week after that... As most of the other ladies have mentioned, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to at least call you dr. and let them know what's going on.

Casey - posted on 02/05/2010

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i stopped bleeding all together at 6 weeks so i think you should probably call your doctor just to make sure everything is ok..

Samantha - posted on 02/05/2010

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I would call and ask. If it has an odor or is an odd color, or if you are bleeding heavily, definately go to the doctor.

Kristina - posted on 02/05/2010

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I had a cesection with both of my boys and it was just like a period but lasted like a couple of weeks. I never had blood clots or anything like that. I would give your doctor a call and see what he said. I hope it works out

Beth - posted on 02/05/2010

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i bled way less after all my c sections than i did with the natural births , so yes definately i would call it cause for concern

Melissa - posted on 02/05/2010

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I bled good for about 4 weeks, it cooled off for a week, then I bled again, I am assuming that was my first period. But if the clots are more than golf ball size you need to go in to your Dr.

Cheri - posted on 02/05/2010

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I would call for sure, especially if you are still passing clots or if there is any foul odor.

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