tmi bleeding after section

Discussion in 'Postnatal Support' started by Maman, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Maman

    Maman Guest

    hi,

    with my first section i only bled very lightly for like 2 days, this time im 8 days post section and im bleeding bright red and pretty heavy still. its intermittent, but yesterday for instance no bleedign then i went out and came home and as i sat down it literally poured out and id completely filled a maternity pad to the point you could have wrung it out (niiiccceee :sick:)

    is this ok after a cesarean? i know it may be for natural birth but what about section?
     
  2. fi79

    fi79 Mummy to Sophie

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    My section was four weeks ago and I'm still bleeding a little. The bleeding was never heavy bit it's been pretty consistent (some days more than others). They told me to expect bleeding for ul to 6 weeks so I think it's normal. Hth!
     
  3. Princess pea

    Princess pea Mum of 2 beautiful girls

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    I think this pretty normal hon. I bled for a week v lightly, then started again fir a couple weeks more which was massively heavy, clots and everything.
     
  4. Kezza P

    Kezza P Well-Known Member

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    I bled for 6 wks after my section & went to the doc worrying it had been going on too long, he said up to 8 weeks is normal. :wacko:
     
  5. karenm28

    karenm28 Well-Known Member

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    Yes I was told you bleed more after a c-section, not sure why. I do remember wearing 2 pads for ages and when I stood up it would pour out (sorry tmi!) It happened in the hospital when I stood up for first time to get out of bed, I thought I had heamorraged when it gushed all over the floor but midwife said nope that's completely normal. It did slow down after about 3 weeks and stopped at 4 weeks exactly xxx
     
  6. Maman

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    ok, phew! lol i thought id hurt myself! after last section and not really bleedign i had nothing to go on lol
     
  7. Miraclebaby01

    Miraclebaby01 Well-Known Member

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    Hi I had a secion 11 weeks ago (1st baby) and my bleeding at first was nothing really quite light and then i went days without anything and then it came heavier and heavier then nothing and then it was like your filled my pad like a big gush some days then it tapered off after 6 weeks. But if i walked too much or picked up something to heavy it started again xxx
     
  8. StarBoHo

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    I had a c-section 18 days ago, so fairly recently, and I'm still bleeding. I was told that if I did a lot one day then I would notice my bleeding would be heavier the next day...and it's true. I was also told I could bleed for weeks after, even 6 weeks later, and that it was completely normal.
     
  9. Lashes85

    Lashes85 Mommy to FOUR boys <3

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    Can't really comment as i've never had a section, just wanted to say Congratulations Maman :)

    What did you call your LO? xx
     
  10. melissasbump

    melissasbump Well-Known Member

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    Yes, i had fairly heavy bleeding, i actually felt it gush out of me at one point!!! It stopped after about 6 weeks xx Congratulations on your LO!
     
  11. maratobe

    maratobe Well-Known Member

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    I had my section 17 days ago and Im still bleeding... When I'm standing for too long or I'm out and about shopping I start bleeding again heavierly and it annoys me! But I was told that doing too much will cause it to happen!
     
  12. hulahoop09

    hulahoop09 Mum to lg and pg #2

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    I had mine just over 3 weeks ago and am still bleeding. Never been anything more than a heavy period. It does taper off a little but then if I go out walking etc it can come back quite heavy again. I have been told this is normal and if too much walking/exercise etc does cause bleeding to take it easy. xx
     
  13. babytibby

    babytibby Well-Known Member

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    I had mine 11 days ago and its tapered off quite a bit but today I have been out shopping for 4 hours or so and its come back with a vengance tonight.

    Its always a good tell tale sign to slow down when it gets heavier
     
  14. Itsychik

    Itsychik Well-Known Member

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    I bled for about 3 weeks after my EMCS...apparently I'm lucky it didn't last longer!

    Although that was the last time I had any bleeding at all. Does anyone know if it makes a difference for future periods? I'm wondering what it will be like when AF eventually comes back... :shrug:
     
  15. Periwinkle

    Periwinkle Well-Known Member

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    I'm still bleeding lightly four weeks on.

    It's definitely true that if you over do it or do more one day that it becomes heavier.
     
  16. Maman

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    its well annoyign isnt it. last time seriously, 2 days it was less than period, just a bit of spotting this time its like a river... id be feeling nearly normal if it stopped.

    ... cant wait to get down to business with my oh again. how long do we have to wait for that?
     

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