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Old Jun 15th, 2009, 07:11 AM   1
Abz1982
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Bleeding after c-section - how long


I was just wondering how long after a c-section the bleeding is meant to continue. I had a 12 hour labour followed by a c-section, and lost a LOT of blood.

I am still having a fair amount of red blood loss at the moment - like a period amount, but it is a deep red colour. No one has told me how long this is meant to carry on for.

I feel fine, apart from being a tad under the weather, but thats cos of all the dust from the decorators.



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Old Jun 15th, 2009, 07:16 AM   2
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I bleed for 4 weeks after my C Section although the last week was very light but it can vary from person to person.



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2009, 07:17 AM   3
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Mine only stopped last weekend, so it lasted nearly 6wks. Although it was VERY light by that point. Mine was always very dark red/brown. Heavy bleeding only lasted the first night.

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Old Jun 15th, 2009, 07:28 AM   4
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mine only went on for 12 days - which is quite unusual, but i then had a 6 week period, so i too think the bleeding can last up to about 6-8 weeks. if you are feeling extra tired etc, i found i was anemic after my c-section and a trip to the doc's and some iron tablets really sorted me out xxx



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2009, 08:44 AM   5
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I bled really heavily for the first 2 weeks, midwife took a swab cause she said tha wasnt normal,turned out I had an infection,I still bled up until 10 weeks after my section though it did get lighter with time.



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Old Jun 16th, 2009, 10:56 AM   6
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Mine is just starting to look like it might stop now, so thats nearly 5 weeks (and it hasnt stopped yet)



 
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Old Jun 16th, 2009, 11:00 AM   7
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I only bled for like 4 days after my c-section, but I did have sort of spotting for a couple weeks every few days.. they told me you SHOULD bleed for less time with a cesarean birth than you would with a vaginal delivery, but as you can see, some girls here have bled for quite awhile!



 
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Old Jun 16th, 2009, 14:29 PM   8
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mine only went on for 12 days - which is quite unusual, but i then had a 6 week period, so i too think the bleeding can last up to about 6-8 weeks. if you are feeling extra tired etc, i found i was anemic after my c-section and a trip to the doc's and some iron tablets really sorted me out xxx
I do have Iron tablets as I lost 2.6ltrs of blood, but they dont seem to make me less tired............just make me shit bricks!



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Old Jun 16th, 2009, 17:50 PM   9
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How long has it been since your c-section?

Honestly I was exhausted for weeks after it. I had an infection BUT even those with 'normal' recoveries report feeling exhausted and tiring easily for the first couple weeks..



 
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Old Jun 16th, 2009, 21:54 PM   10
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I bled for 5 1/2 weeks, had like a 4 day break and had my period for 4 weeks. I bled for close to 10 weeks all together.



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