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Period or lochia? SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
6th Jan '13

I'm 4 weeks PP and I had a c-section.



I bled for about 2 weeks and then it tapered off and was only bleeding a small amount. Then it went to where I wouldn't bleed for a few days and then I'd bleed small amounts(not even soaking a full pad a day).



I'm still bleeding, but the blood went from dark brown blood/tissue to now bright red blood. Is it my period or still lochia? No cramping, just slight random pains in my right ovary.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
6th Jan '13

until 6 weeks, i would chalk it up to lochia. i was on and off the entire 6 weeks. i'd go a few days, think i was good, no pad... then feel it come out :evil: so gross.

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
6th Jan '13

Probably lochia
Same thing happened to me after my son

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18566 posts
6th Jan '13

I vote period, since it was a C-section...

J+B=Z&L ♡ 2 kids; Pensacola, Florida 5876 posts
6th Jan '13

My bleeding was like that too after I had my baby, the doctor said that's normal and wasn't a period. Stopped bleeding at about 5/6 weeks pp and haven't bled since.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" until 6 weeks, i would chalk it up to lochia. i was on and off the entire 6 weeks. i'd go a few days, think i was good, no pad... then feel it come out :evil: so gross."


Exactly. And when I do wear a pad, only a little comes out. It's ridiculous!

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
6th Jan '13

I was always told anything until 6 weeks was lochia.

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
6th Jan '13

I had a c-section and the exact same thing happened to me. I'd say it's lochia because I had no period until 4 months PP :)

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting S U Z I E:" I vote period, since it was a C-section..."

C-section doesn't affect duration of lochia.

~T&C plus me~ 2 kids; .., OR, United States 4196 posts
6th Jan '13

I vote Lochia as well. Same happened to me after my c section.

whack a mole crazy Due January 23 (boy); Nebraska 2651 posts
8th Jan '13

Off topic but its been 4 weeks already!

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
8th Jan '13
Quoting whack a mole crazy:" Off topic but its been 4 weeks already!"


OMG, I know. It goes by FAST. :(

whack a mole crazy Due January 23 (boy); Nebraska 2651 posts
8th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:</b>" OMG, I know. It goes by FAST. :("</blockquote>




My friend and i were just talking about that! Lol