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stitches still bleeding Mommy&Stinkbug 1 child; Fredericksburg, Virginia 6049 posts
16th Jul '10

4 weeks pp today
my stitches are still bleeding
i dont do much running up and down the stairs
i try to avoid it as much as possible in fact
but i cant all together because the only way to get in/out is up/down stairs



should i call my doc tomorrow? or is it normal?
its not a LOT of blood.. but it seems to me an abnormal amount for 4 weeks of healing time...

Momma Rawks 1 child; Iowa 7180 posts
16th Jul '10

Some women have heavy bleeding up until 6 weeks post-partum. I wouldn't be real concerned, but if it's bothering you that much, you can always call the doctor for reassurance.

Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66663 posts
16th Jul '10

How do you know it's your stitches? Are you sure it's not just lochia - normal postpartum bleeding?

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
16th Jul '10

How do you know it is your stitches?

inluvwitmylittleones 2 kids; Wisconsin 22384 posts
16th Jul '10
Quoting 'Lil Boo's mommy:
Mommy&Stinkbug 1 child; Fredericksburg, Virginia 6049 posts
16th Jul '10

its not lochia its bright red blood no mucous its almost like when you cut your finger or somethign and dab it with a tissue it looks just like that and its coming from right where my episiotomy was

Mommy&Stinkbug 1 child; Fredericksburg, Virginia 6049 posts
16th Jul '10

i forgot to mention i had a second degree episiotomy.. idk if that makes a difference? maybe it takes longer to heal?

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
16th Jul '10
Quoting 'Lil Boo's mommy:
[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
16th Jul '10
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Lebend. Lachen. Liebe 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 33622 posts
16th Jul '10

C section stitches or vag tear stitches?

Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66663 posts
16th Jul '10
Quoting barefoot mommy
Mommy&Stinkbug 1 child; Fredericksburg, Virginia 6049 posts
16th Jul '10
Quoting barefoot mommy
Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66663 posts
16th Jul '10
Quoting 'Lil Boo's mommy:
Mommy&Stinkbug 1 child; Fredericksburg, Virginia 6049 posts
16th Jul '10
Quoting Stef [Lola's mama]:
Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66663 posts
16th Jul '10
Quoting 'Lil Boo's mommy: