Postpartum Blood Clots After 10 Days Of Normal Childbirth?
Afternoon. I want to ask, I gave birth u0026nbsp; normal on 21 January 2020 my puerperal blood had come out and it was getting less, but on February 1 2020 my puerperal blood came out a lot and was in the form of a big lump the size of a golf ball and my waist ached like I was menstruating. And at this time puerperal blood that comes out is still quite a lot of blood like fresh blood. Is this normal? Because initially puerperal blood was a little now suddenly came out clots
Thank you for the question.
Puerperal blood or lochia is something that happens naturally after delivery. This happens because the body tries to remove and clean the tissues left over from labor, especially in the uterine wall or other parts of the birth canal. This blood can be fresh blood in different colors, and also in the form of clots. In the first 24 hours of childbirth, blood will come out in a lot of fresh red, 2-10 days after giving birth, blood production will decrease and become reddish pink to brown in color, and continue to decrease and brighter in color until about 6 weeks after delivery . In addition, blood production tends to be more in the morning, after breastfeeding, and after exercising.
It is normal for blood to come out up to 6 weeks after giving birth, but you should consult your obstetrician immediately if you experience any of the signs below, as this can indicate an infection or excessive bleeding or blood clotting disorders:
Large blood clots appear like the size of a golf ball more than 24 hours after giving birth. Fresh red blood comes out 3 days after giving birth. Difficulty breathing. High fever. The odor comes out from the birth canal. Remove stitches in the birth canal and abdomen when operating. Severe headache. Loss of consciousness. Bleeding to more than one bandage in one hour. Here are things you can do for a while before going to the doctor:
Drink plenty of water to reduce the risk of hard bowel movements and interfere with stitches in the birth canal. Avoiding excessive physical activity. Use stockings to improve blood circulation to prevent blood clots, and raise legs when sitting or lying down. Wash your hands regularly and avoid touching the stitches of the birth canal to reduce the risk of bleeding and infection. Hopefully this information helps and hopefully your condition gradually improves.