Puerperous Blood Blackish Red On Day 6?
Good evening doctor, I gave birth a week ago and got a perenium stitch, initially the puerperal blood that came out normally until the 5th day the blood started to start a little and brownish but on the 6th day the blood came out a lot more And the redness was blackish again whether it was normal ?
Good morning, thanks for the question
During the puerperium, it will produce puerperal fluid or called the lochia until entering the eighth week postpartum. Lokia consists of blood cells mixed with the rest of the tissue in the uterus. Nokia consists of several types. Lokia rubra consists of blood and the rest of the tissue produced in the first few hours. Then in the first 3-4 days the lochia rubra will gradually decrease and turn brownish red.
Normally, the amount of liquid lochia will be less accompanied by a clearer or yellowish liquid color (no longer fresh red or brown). In your case above you should observe. If you enter the third and fourth weeks of the loci fluid more, return fresh blood, smell, have a fever, or last for more than 6 weeks it is necessary to suspect an infection in the puerperium.
If so, you should consult directly with your doctor to get an examination. To prevent infection or worsening postpartum conditions, clean the vagina and perineum (the area between the anus and vulva) properly, routinely change underwear, take a shower at least once a day, and get plenty of rest.
That's all, hope you can help.