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    Default Bleeding 7 weeks post c-section?

    Hi looking for some experience/advice. I had a c-section 7.5 weeks ago and I'm still bleeding. I don't know if it's my period now or still from the birth process and if so is that normal? I had a few days where it tapered off to just light brown spotting then yesterday it's come back heavier red bleeding again. No period type cramps though... I am exclusively breastfeeding 8-10 times a day and before pregnancy I had very irregular periods due to PCOS not sure if that impacts things. Thanks in advance!

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    I wouldn't be too concerned, I was still bleeding 6 weeks post c-section and had brown spotting on and off for about 2 weeks after that. I remember times when it tapered right off, I would be in the middle of feeding and feel a gush of blood. My gp said it was normal and to only be concerned if it smelt bad as that could be a sign of infection.

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    Sounds pretty normal, I bled for nearly 8 weeks post c/s and the same length of time for my vbac. As Happymum2 said, if concerned, have it checked.
    AF came back around 12 weeks for both too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Hi looking for some experience/advice. I had a c-section 7.5 weeks ago and I'm still bleeding. I don't know if it's my period now or still from the birth process and if so is that normal? I had a few days where it tapered off to just light brown spotting then yesterday it's come back heavier red bleeding again. No period type cramps though... I am exclusively breastfeeding 8-10 times a day and before pregnancy I had very irregular periods due to PCOS not sure if that impacts things. Thanks in advance!
    Make sure you're not overdoing things. I also had a c-section and the bleeding tapered off but then came back when I tried to do too much walking. Just rest a bit more and it should settle down. If you soak more than a pad an hour see a doctor.

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    Thanks everyone. Going to call ob tomorrow as now 3 days of heavy bright red bleeding and I'm fairly confident it's not my period coming back. I probably am doing too much (can't help myself!) but think it's worth checking in.

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    Update - bleeding wasn't normal. I have partially retained placenta and need surgery to remove it unfortunately


 

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