Fresh Red Blood Coming Out After The Puerperium?
I am dilla aged 21 years, on April 7 2018 yesterday I gave birth to my first child, and this is the 25th day of my postpartum period, three days before the blood was brown and a little I thought it would stop, but today I am bleeding again fresh red . Is that menstrual blood or is it still postpartum blood? For postpartum blood, is it normal after the blood is brown and a little bit but the next day fresh red blood comes out? R nThank you
Hello Dilla Adhitya, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
The puerperium period is a period of readjustment from the condition of pregnancy and childbirth to the condition before pregnancy. The puerperium period lasts for 40 days or approximately 6 weeks. During the puerperium, a woman will bleed and secrete fluid from her vagina called lochia. This Lokia will experience a change in color to become increasingly clear and the number will also be smaller.
Menstruation in postpartum women can occur 4-8 weeks after delivery in women who are not breastfeeding, but will usually come back longer (up to 6 months without menstruation) in women who are exclusively breastfeeding. If it is only the 25th day after you give birth, then even though the chances are low, it could be menstrual bleeding. If the fresh red bleeding that occurs is only a little and stops on its own, then there is really nothing you need to worry about. During the puerperium, sometimes small amounts of bleeding may occur even though the lochia fluid has turned clear, brownish or yellowish. If the bleeding that occurs is quite a lot or continues, it is necessary to think about several other possibilities such as:
the remaining tissue in the uterus there is an infection in the uterus / endometritis side effects of using contraception (if you are using certain contraceptives after giving birth) If you are bleeding profusely, it doesn't stop, has fever, severe abdominal pain, enlargement of the stomach You should immediately see a gynecologist for evaluation and treatment immediately.
For now, some of the things you can do include:
Do not have sexual intercourse until the bleeding completely stops / after the puerperium ends Do not insert certain objects or drugs into the vagina (such as tampons) Do not wash and soak the vagina (for example with soap, fluids, or certain traditional ingredients) Don't do strenuous activities at first, especially don't lift heavy objects first
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