bleeding/discharge post baby is something wrong... **TMI**

Discussion in 'Postnatal Support' started by Laura1984, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Laura1984

    Laura1984 Ruby's Mummy

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    Hi Girls!

    I feel like I've barely been on here since Ruby has been born just havent had the time between boobs, poo and visitors!! :rofl: but i wouldnt change it for the world... except to be able to catch up on here a bit more!!

    Anyway my problem/question
    Ruby is 15 days old today & for the past week, my bleeding hasn't been bleeding it is more like a discharge although not thick. it ranges from orange to almost illuminous green not in the slightest bit red and doesnt smell very nice :( - but when i was bleeding that didnt smell too hot either, much, much worse than a period! do you think this is normal or has anyone else has this?

    Bit of background incase it matters.... my waters broke 48hrs before i delivered, Ruby pooed during the late stages of labour, i had a 2nd degree tear & i'm breast feeding!

    HELP!!!!!!!

    xx
     
  2. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    You know about my bleeding - nothing like you've described.

    When are you seeing the MW or HV next hun? I'm not sure but you'd think bad smelling and odd colours might indicate an infection??? x
     
  3. Laura1984

    Laura1984 Ruby's Mummy

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    Thats what i thought but i was hoping not :( but i had a swab 3 days pp because i was convinced something wasnt right but came back ok.
    if it was an infection what happens? what causes it etc?
    xx
     
  4. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    I dunno but I dont think it sounds right, esp as you've felt so shitty recently. I know its a bit TMI but I'd keep a pad and take it to the Drs. x
     
  5. BlackBerry25

    BlackBerry25 Helena & Elliot <3

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    If you think you have an infection, go in! I was in the hospital all day as I thought I had an infection. For me they did a urine test, blood tests, an ultrasound and gave me an IV. Turns out I have a bad bladder infection and they are getting back to me about the rest.

    For now all they gave me was a prescription for some antibiotics, but I would recommend getting checked out.
     
  6. taperjeangirl

    taperjeangirl Well-Known Member

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    Hiya Laura! :wave: How's little Ruby?

    I think you have to have that seen to asap, I had an infection with my first and ended up in total agony (couldn't walk) and it was my worst fear this time round :hugs:
     
  7. Christine33

    Christine33 Well-Known Member

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    :hug:
    hope you feel better.
    my discharge was red and and finally just faded away. i think it is best to see your doctor/HV/or midwife as i was told my bleeding should be just red (may get brown towards the end) and not smelly or with clots.

    Christine
    XXX
     
  8. hsollis

    hsollis Well-Known Member

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    I'd get into the doctors asap as this sounds unusual to me! Better safe than sorry!!!
     
  9. Donna79x

    Donna79x Mummy to Rihanna Paige x

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    Go to the docs hun. My HV said if it smells offensive or is green/yellow it could be an infection... Get it checked out girly x

    Hope likle Ruby is fine x
     

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