Bleeding & Pain 6 Weeks Postpartumby Jerri Colonero, RN, BS
Q. I am 6 weeks postpartum and initially had red lochia for 2 weeks then it turned brown then back to red with extreme abdominal pain. I went to the E.R. and was told to massage my uterus. Two weeks later, I am still bleeding with clots. I went for my 6 week appointment and the doctor said eveything was fine. However, I have sharp pains sometimes and am still bleeding. It wasn't like this with my first pregnancy. What's going on?
A. Clots and abdominal pain at 6 weeks postpartum are not normal. Where your obstetrician was not concerned, I would suggest that you run your symptoms by your primary care provider. Perhaps he or she would agree that a second opinion from another obstetrician is warranted.
Jerri Colonero RN
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