I bruise very easily and after my surgery the incision site was black and blue. The bruising been gradually turning to yellow and disappearing (i'm now 10 days post-op) but i also have a haematoma (pocket of pooled blood) above the wound that the doctors kept me in hospital an extra day for to check that it wasn't getting infected before they released me.
I was sitting yesterday feeding bub when i felt wet, and looked down to see blood oozing through my dressing, 9 days post-op. Scared the hell out of me! I called hubby at work and he raced me to the local hospital (different one to the surgery) where they thought the bleeding was caused by the pressure in the haematoma forcing some of the blood out through the incision. The haematoma is still there but i think it's smaller. They put steristrips on the wound to brace it, which still lets the blood through, and told me to come back in if it bled a lot more or if i felt unwell ie had an infection.
Lochia also stepped up a bit yesterday, i think because i must have been doing too much. I'm trying to take it easy today and perhaps nap during a few of bub's sleeps.
I feel like i've gone backwards in my healing now. Has anyone else had this? Is there any advice that you were given that you felt helped re-heal it faster?