Bleeding A Lot During Puerperium?
I want to ask, usually after giving birth, mothers only give birth for 40 days, now on the 40th day, a lot of blood came out. Can postpartum more than 40 days?
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In fact, there is no standard standard that puerperium must last for 40 days. In medical science itself, postpartum is still said to be normal in the range of 6 to 8 weeks. However, sometimes there is an erroneous definition developed in the community about the meaning of puerperium.
Nifas is actually defined as the period from which the placenta is born until when your reproductive organs involute back to their size and function as they were when you were not pregnant. Puerperal mucus that is reddish in color generally only occurs during the first 1 to 2 weeks. Furthermore, the puerperal mucus will gradually turn brown, yellowish, then whitish.
So, if you are still passing quite a lot of blood-colored mucus on your 40th postpartum day, then this condition needs to be checked immediately by a doctor. It is feared that there are other factors that cause your postpartum period to be prolonged, for example:
The presence of remnants of the placenta left in the uterus Infections of reproductive organs Blood clotting disorders Impaired healing of perineal wounds Vaginal fistulas Normal menstruation, etc. Through a direct doctor's examination or assisted by supporting tests, such as ultrasound, the doctor can usually determine whether the condition you are experiencing is still classified as normal or need special treatment.
At this time, breastfeed your baby exclusively. By breastfeeding, the increased production of the hormone oxytocin will indirectly help accelerate the involution of the uterus so that it will eventually stop prolonged postpartum bleeding. In addition, get plenty of rest, avoid stress, and eat and drink nutritious. Always keep your intimate organs clean to avoid the risk of infection.
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dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah