It's normal for you to be still bleeding if your LO is only a week old, but the pus looking stuff isn't especially if it smells. I could ring the delivery suite for advice at night for about 10 days after giving birth. I passed some large clots and I rang them for advice at about 10pm one night. It's better than ringing nhs direct I think. Failing that your midwives might be open tomorrow for advice? Do you feel ok?
you should really get it checkED, why be embarrassed? they are doctors they get paid to treat you and im sure they get even grosser stuff come at them. if left untreated it can get really bad and cause even more problems. please get checked! foul smelling discharge is the first sign of an infection.
Should you be concerned? Infections can be dangerous, especially if they go undetected or untreated: Infections in your uterus can lead to blood clots, infections in your kidneys can cause kidney problems, and infections that get into your bloodstream can cause sepsis. Most often, however, infections simply make your postpartum recovery more difficult, and take time and energy away from bonding with your baby. For that reason alone, it's important to get help for any suspected infection as quickly as possible.
Sepsis is basically toxic shock and you can die from this. Please be seen ASAP! I've left a link at the bottom of this post as well about Sepsis. Good Luck.
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