Still bleeding *update*

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Still bleeding *update*

Guess it's been awhile since I've been on here because I have another question. I'm almost 12 weeks postpartum and I'm still experiencing some light bleeding. It's enough that I feel I need to have at least a pantyliner. I thought my bleeding had stopped around 8 weeks postpartum and then it started again about a week later. I then suspected I had started my period at that point (even though I'm breast feeding exclusively) but if it's my period then it has been going on for couple of weeks now. I suppose I should get to my healthcare provider but I keep putting it off because I'm not bleeding in the morning and I keep hoping it has stopped but it starts again by evening. Anyone experience postpartum bleeding lasting longer than two months?

*update 3/16*

Met with gyn consult recommended by my HCP. He seemed to think we should be able to manage conservatively rather than d&c since I'm only having off/on spotting and no other symptoms. He is putting me on Proverra for 3 weeks and hopes by inducing a period it will slough off the placental fragments. I'm on cloud 9 right now because today is DH's last day at work and I thought we may have to pay for COBRA coverage for the d&c and meds during the week he is off before starting his new job. Well, and it is nice to not have to undergo minor surgery as well Smile

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I had PP bleeding pretty well straight for 8 weeks. It would get worse if I overdid it physically. I got my period two weeks later at 11 weeks (also despite exclusive breastfeeding around the clock, so annoyed!!!!) and it has lasted about a week, not quite gone yet. I'd guess it's your period too, and your cycle is just wacky given it's the first one...but maybe check in with your doc to be safe! Sorry to hear you're going through it, I know how much it sucks Sad

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I had bleeding for about three weeks PP. I had some spotting about 10 days after I started the mini pill (at 6 weeks PP) and then a regualar period a week after that. That was back in January, and I haven't had any bleeding since then.

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Well I finally dragged myself into my healthcare provider's office for an exam. She thought she might have felt a functional cyst on my ovary and sent me on to ultrasound to get checked out further. Unfortunately, her office called me later today to let me know that the ultrasound is showing residual pieces of placenta still in my uterus. I'm so frustrated with myself because I wish I had gone in sooner to get this checked out when I first suspected something was off and I'm just frustrated with everything in general because I feel like I can't catch a break - between all the infertility testing and treatments, develop HELLP syndrome towards the end of my pregnancy and now I will probably have to go in for D&C. I have a follow-up appointment tomorrow to discuss how we proceed.

On a somewhat funny note during all of this, I guess I was having a real zen moment during my ultrasound appointment. While I was getting "wanded" at the diagnostic center, the ultrasound tech asked me if I was a runner or jogger because my heart rate was very low. I said no and then something along the lines of how I was enjoying myself...then realized that probably sounded weird given that someone had a ultrasound wand up my you know what, so then I added that I was enjoying being away from my son...then I thought, I probaby sound like a terrible mother, so then I had to add that I was enjoying the peace and quiet. The tech laughed and said she understood. I guess this shows I don't get out very much and enjoy peace and quiet where I can get it Blum 3

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Sorry to hear about the health troubles!!

I totally understand - it's refreshing to get away now and then and have some "me" time, even if it's just grocery shopping or a doctor's appointment!

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"xtinagreen" wrote:

I said no and then something along the lines of how I was enjoying myself...

Haha, I know, I rather enjoyed my root canal! Smile

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Sorry that you got bad news from the doctor but at least it's something that should be relatively easy to fix! And your chat with the ultrasound tech cracked me up. I'm always saying the wrong thing!

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So sorry you are having some additional troubles Sad

I laughed at your story about enjoying yourself at the u/s! Haha! I can so see myself doing something just as awkward. Lol