What is Hemorrhagic and postnatal bleeding : Women go after birth, including natural and unnatural, and here we will talk specifically about blood and postpartum hemorrhage, when it is normal? When does it cause concern?
After birth, it is normal for the blood secretions to continue with the woman for a period of time, called this hemorrhagic or menstrual blood, and these blood secretions are usually mixed with sputum and uterine tissue.
Hemorrhagic blood: what is the natural quantity?
After birth , the woman is supposed to notice vaginal blood secretions and some blood punctuation for 4-6 weeks.
Menstrual bleeding, which women lose more than the normal limit, is considered to be women’s:
- Lose more than 500 ml of blood after birth.
- Lose more than 1000 mL after cesarean delivery.
It should be noted that severe bleeding and discharge of a lot of maternal blood in the first 24 hours after birth (or during the first 12 weeks after birth) may put women’s health at risk, causing the so-called postpartum hemorrhage.
What are the causes of abnormal menstrual blood?
Unnatural puerperal blood, or postpartum hemorrhage, may occur due to one of the following factors:
- The uterus, one of the most important causes of postpartum hemorrhage, as the uterus here can not contract and start to return to normal size after birth.
- Problems in the placenta, such as placental retention, a condition in which the uterus can not expel the placenta to the outside.
- Inverted uterus, a condition associated with other symptoms such as hypotension and abdominal pain, results from weak uterus or shortening ofthe umbilical cord .
- The occurrence of ruptures in the uterus or the birth canal, especially when a woman is born naturally after a previous caesarean section.
Treatment of abnormal postpartum hemorrhage after birth
There are several methods and treatments may be advised by the doctor when the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage, these are the most important:
- Massage the uterus, as it may help the doctor to massage the uterus after the birth to contract and stop any bleeding.
- Surgery, and here the decision is taken according to the condition of the patient, and in severe cases may need to eradicate the uterus.
- Removal of the placenta. In cases where the placenta does not go out naturally, it may require medical intervention to get rid of the placenta.
- Special drugs to stop bleeding, which is usually the first solution used by the doctor to end postpartum hemorrhage.
Symptoms of abnormal menstrual blood in the weeks following delivery
There are several symptoms that indicate that the blood of your puerperal or lactation is not normal and that you need immediate medical attention.
- Need to change sanitary napkins more than once during the hour.
- The presence of continuous blood flow does not seem to diminish over time.
- The presence of blood clots are relatively large in the blood of the offspring.
- Chills, dizziness, nausea or even fainting.
- Fuzzy, distorted vision and general weakness in the body.
- Accelerating breathing and heartbeat as well.
- Decreased blood pressure.
- Pain and swelling in the vagina result from a tumor.
Important tips regarding puerperal blood
You should understand the following when it comes to puerperal blood and the weeks following birth:
- Try to avoid intercourse with your husband completely in the puerperium, or at least until 6 weeks to give birth to recover better.
- The process of ovulation begins in your body again even before the first menstrual cycle after birth, so start with the pill after consulting your doctor at the end of the puerperium and when you return to the practice of intimacy with your husband.
- Your puerperal blood must have a smell that is very similar to the smell of natural discharge during your period. If you have a foul or strange smell, consult your doctor immediately.
- In the puerperium, eat foods rich in iron , such as red meat, seafood, pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, lentils, dark leafy vegetables such as spinach.