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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 9:45pm
Hello, everyone! :) I had a question regarding bleeding after a c section and my December birth club CM referred me here. I had my son via c section on the 6th and my bleeding is really odd. It tapered off to just a smear of brown then came back dark red and heavier. Now it seems like I go one day with practically nothing then the next I'll get this gush of dark red blood, bleed for a bit, then be done for like 12-24 hours. I don't get it! Is this normal? Thank you for any help. I called my OB and the hospital both and they said its ok but it's really wierding me out...
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Registered: 01-19-2008
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 11:52am
Kari,

Thanks for chiming in!! And WELCOME to the board, and GOOD LUCK on your upcoming delivery!! Please come back and let us know how it goes!!!
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Registered: 10-28-2009
Thu, 12-22-2011 - 11:15pm

Hi I just popped over here as I am about to have my second c section in January.

Siggy winter
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Registered: 08-26-2010
Wed, 12-21-2011 - 5:30pm
Well at least I feel better knowing it isn't unusual! :) thankfully I haven't been filling pads so that's a plus...
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Registered: 06-17-2007
Wed, 12-21-2011 - 5:23pm
That's what I had with my more recent c/s, too. I would think I was done, then it would start again. For 8.5 weeks it went like that, unfortunately. Good luck!




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Registered: 01-19-2008
Wed, 12-21-2011 - 3:34pm
I also wanted to say, that with my vaginal births, I bled about 6-8 wks with them as well. Just follow what ca_dreamer said and if you go through more than a pad hour, and when I had the hemmorhage we are talking less than hour for all that. There was no question that something was wrong cause blood was pouring out. ICK!!!
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Registered: 01-19-2008
Wed, 12-21-2011 - 3:31pm
First, WELCOME and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

It sounds similar to what I experienced when I delivered my baby by c-section in March.

By about a week after the delivery, I had tapered off to the point that I thought, "Oh my goodness, am I done already?!" And I also had a doc appt. at 1 week to check the incision.

Well, after probably two days with pretty much no bleeding at all, I started hemmorhaging! I was in the shower and felt all crampy, and then I started bleeding out so fast that I went through 2 pair of pants wearing the super overnight sized pads, and still gushing. I ended up passing this golf ball sized clot with it. And we just rushed and go to the doc as quick as we could. He ended up having to give me methergine to make the bleeding slow down. And then I continued to bleed like you described for about 6 wks. It was like some days, depending on activity, I would bleed a lot and it would be red. And then some days it was light and brownish.

Irritating, but nothing that worried me like the hemmorhage did.

I hope you get lucky, and will be through this phase soon!! GL!!!

How are you feeling otherwise? Please share your birth story in the birth stories section, if you have time!
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Wed, 12-21-2011 - 10:27am
Thank you. :)
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Registered: 07-21-1998
Wed, 12-21-2011 - 8:49am

The board is slow, so I'll try to answer you although my c-section was over 10 years ago. Bleeding after childbirth is normal. Some folk here have claimed that their doctors "cleaned up" & they bled less, but I pretty well matched the general description of what's expected from a vaginal birth, bleeding as a period for a month (appearing to slack off then end with a normal period). The standard advice, IIRC, is if it's less than 1 pad per hour, you're ok, but if you're feeling especially week, call them back.

The sporadic gushing may be more of a "realease" of a constand blood loss. You might try asking on an "expecting club" board where there are a lot of people who just delivered -- there will be more potential answers, and it doesn't have to be just c-sections.

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