Excessive Bleeding And Clots After Delivery And The Fetus Dies?
Hello, last August 1, I gave birth by C-section, my fetus died because of chromosomal abnormalities and suffered hydrops. Yesterday exactly 40 days there was a large blood clot coming out when I was BAK. Then the next day immediately continued with fresh red blood like menstruation but this discharge is very heavy. Once in 3 hours, I change the bandage because it quickly fills up even though I use the 40cm one. Is this a normal period? Because before my PPH clot was normal, my blood clot was normal. It’s brown and very little.
We are sorry about your loss. After giving birth, the woman will experience the puerperium which can last for 2-6 weeks. After childbirth, women will experience menstruation again. The return of menstruation can vary from woman to woman. Women who are breastfeeding will menstruate later, it can be several months to 1 year after delivery. Meanwhile, women who are not breastfeeding can experience menstruation earlier. Women can start menstruating again from 5 weeks to 3 months after delivery.
When menstruation occurs, there may be changes in menstruation, for example, irregular cycles, less menstruation, or even more bleeding than usual. The menstrual cycle will return to normal as before pregnancy after several menstrual cycles.
Are you using contraception? PPH / post partum hemorrhage is bleeding that occurs after delivery in less than 24 hours. If there is bleeding for more than 24 hours but less than 6 weeks, it is called secondary PPH. Secondary PPH can be caused due to infection in the uterus or other reproductive organs, severe vaginal / perineal tearing, abnormalities in the uterus, remaining placenta in the uterus, inadequate uterine contractions, blood vessel abnormalities, blood clotting disorders, and dhoriocarcinoma.
In your condition, apart from the menstrual cycle, which is still changing after childbirth, bleeding can also be secondary PPH if it hasn't been for 6 weeks, a side effect of contraception, or a problem in a new pregnancy that you don't realize. To be sure, it requires an examination directly by a doctor.
If you are currently bleeding so much that it makes you feel weak, pounding, dizzy, cold hands, and shortness of breath, you should check with your gynecologist so that you can do a thorough examination of your condition so you can ascertain the cause of the bleeding. Then you will be given maximum further treatment by the doctor.
Meanwhile, while waiting to see the doctor, you should note the amount of bleeding, drink lots of water, eat healthy and nutritious foods, avoid long standing, get enough rest, avoid strenuous activities, and try to manage stress well.
Hope this helps,