Dark Brown Blood Accompanied By Lower Abdominal Pain After 2 Weeks Of Delivery?
I just gave birth to a 4th child normally. A few days ago my puerperal fluid was yellowish white mucus. Suddenly the last 2 days, my lower abdomen felt a little pain and then a dark brown liquid came out. This lasted for three days. Sometimes the fluid that comes out is quite a lot, but if the night and activity starts to decrease, that comes out only a little. Is this normal?
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The puerperium is the period after childbirth in which a woman's body adjusts to the condition of the body before giving birth. The puerperium lasts for 40 days or approximately 6 weeks. During this time, it is very normal for the woman to bleed out blood and fluid from her vagina called lochia. During these 40 days the lochia fluid can change color from red like blood in the first 3-5 days, to brownish or pinkish red in 5-10 days, until the yellowish white color becomes increasingly clearer and less in number from 10 days up to 6 weeks. Sometimes when the lochia fluid starts to get younger in color, a little more brown liquid comes out is normal.
If this brown liquid comes out in large quantities or there are blood clots that come out with locia, lochia that smells bad, you experience other symptoms such as fever, lower abdominal pain, pain when urinating, discomfort, you should immediately go to your obstetrician. These symptoms are symptoms of postpartum endometritis or uterine infection after delivery.
Some things you need to consider now:
Avoid sexual intercourse until the postpartum period Do not wash the vagina soak with soap, chemicals, traditional ingredients or certain leaves of water Do not put certain objects in the vagina, including tampons
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