Bleeding A Lot After The Puerperium?
Good morning,,, I just gave birth via cesarean section,,, I gave birth for 37 days then after 3 days it came out again very heavily,,,, is it menstrual blood??? And if menstruation is normal because it is very heavy, thank you
Hello Rossa, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com
Bleeding that comes out after the puerperium ends can indeed be menstrual bleeding. Menstrual bleeding after giving birth can indeed be different from menstruation before pregnancy. Bleeding that comes out can be less or more, abdominal pain is more intense, the cycle can be longer or shorter (irregular), menstruation can also occur longer or shorter.
However, it is also necessary to consider other possible causes of postpartum hemorrhage, including:
Re-pregnancy (and current complications of pregnancy) Side effects of using contraception (eg if you are using an IUD or hormonal contraceptives) Infection of the uterus or endometritis
If the bleeding that comes out is very heavy, especially if it causes other symptoms such as dizziness, dizzy vision, weakness, heart palpitations, cold hands and feet, you should immediately go to a gynecologist for further examination and management. Excessive bleeding can cause acute blood loss which can be dangerous if not treated immediately.
Meanwhile you should increase the amount of drinking, do not stand and move for a while, and make sure you eat and rest in sufficient quantities.
That's all the information from me, I hope it's enough to answer
dr. Irna Cecilia