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473246 tn?1293833673

C-section - bleeding

Good morning ladies,

I can't believe it is almost Sept and that so many of us already have our babies!

A question for those of you that had c-sections recently or in the past.  It has been almost 3 weeks since my c-section.  After the first week the bleeding really tapered off.  Then it started up again (dark brown/reddish) and was not  heavy bleeding, but just consistent.  Today the bleeding is quite heavy and dark red.  

I have read in different places that bleeding could last for 6 or 7 weeks - on and off, light and heavy.  Just wondering what your experiences are/have been?  I am so reluctant to go back to the hospital!

Any info/advice would be appreciated!

Thanks,
Stacey
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388376 tn?1302011418
I bled on and off for about 6 weeks, some day were light so heavy. It should clear up soon:) I think the only reason you would go to the hospital is if there were lots of clumpy clots and pain.
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388376 tn?1302011418
Opps! I meant some days were light and some were heavy:P
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473246 tn?1293833673
LOL...I should have just asked you directly friend!  Thanks!
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Stacey, both my sister and my neighbor went thru this. They had bleeding for almost 8 weeks. It's completely normal after having a c-section.
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