Bleeding.... WTH??

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Marite13's picture
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Bleeding.... WTH??

So I could have sworn I was done with the PP bleeding at like 2-3 weeks... and now this last couple of days, I've been feeling slightly crampy and bleeding kind of a lot bright red! WTH???? I didn't get my period back until DD was like 15 mos, so I am NOT expecting it back any time soon this time either... I really hope this is just some kind of weirdness!

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My bleeding got light for a few days, maybe even had a day or two of no blood, but it keeps coming back. I'm still wearing pads and wiping lots of bright blood away after peeing.

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Yep, that is what happened to me. But now, the last 24 hours it's been pretty much nothing again. Although I wear pads usually (don't use tampons), it's just driving me crazy to use them for a month straight!!! I can handle a few days in a row... but 30+... it's too long!

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Cant say Im much better - even with the c-section. Sad

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Add me to the list, it's gross and I'm ready for a break.

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Sounds like whats happening to me too... I take multiple showers per day because the pads make me feel so gross... ready to be done!

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I'm not quite 2 weeks PP yet, but I thought it was starting to die off until today! Tonight I (TMI) passed a pretty big clot and had a pretty full pad. Ugh! It's so gross! I wish it would just stop already! It kind of freaks me out! I don't think I bled this long with DS1! I'm trying not to get myself all paranoid about it. Wink

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Well, the good news for me is that I'm on day 2 of nothing. Yay. But, now it's all about remembering what regular cm and stuff feels like- because several times today, I was like, "dang, am I bleeding again??" Nope...just regular old normal stuff.

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my bleeding went away second week pp...spotted some this week, and by spotting i mean barely anything, but am still sore from the epidural though. ugh!

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I bled very lightly for 3 weeks then stopped and at 6 weeks pp bled very lightly again for a week... now I'm like 10 weeks PP and started my first PP period. It is so heavy and has really made me feel awful.

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My baby books definately didn't mention anything about spotting for this long. 4 weeks pp and it's still happening? ewh, this sucks. I'll have to say "no period" was like a top 3 best thing about being pregnant.

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It's like God wants me to buy new underwear- two days without anything, and I think I'm ok, so I don't wear a pad and BAM! bright red spotting again!!! I KNOW this didn't last as long after my first. Harumph.

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Mara-- I JUST went through 3 days of not a spot or drop o blood. So I put on a liner instead of a pad AND wore a white skirt. You know it.....GUSH. Grrrr! Such a tease.

Now I'm back to spotting and bright red. I don't get it, at all.

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"boilermaker" wrote:

Mara-- I JUST went through 3 days of not a spot or drop o blood. So I put on a liner instead of a pad AND wore a white skirt. You know it.....GUSH. Grrrr! Such a tease.

Now I'm back to spotting and bright red. I don't get it, at all.

Yikes! Were you able to catch it in time?? I hope so!!

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LOL- Yes! Thank goodness I was at home and could run to the restroom. My back-up plan when out was a newborn diaper. Wink

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"Marite13" wrote:

It's like God wants me to buy new underwear- two days without anything, and I think I'm ok, so I don't wear a pad and BAM! bright red spotting again!!! I KNOW this didn't last as long after my first. Harumph.

This keeps happening to me too! I have cloth pads that are pretty comfortable but I would still rather not have to wear them unless it's absolutely necessary. I will wear one all day and nothing. Next day I decide to not use one and I have more spotting. So annoying. I agree, it didn't last this long last time for me either! I also get mild cramps every once in a while. Strange.

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I'm sure you are all fine and since it is happening to so many of you, it's probably just to do with being more active now that you feel better. BUT, I did just want to share that with DS1 I thought that my bleeding was "normal" because I'd never had a baby before and didn't know, and they didn't do a very good job of explaining how much blood there should be, they just said "call if you bleed through a pad in an hour or less." Well, at 3 weeks I would occasionally bleed through a pad in 2 hours, and I would keep having bright red gushes. At my 6 week appt, my MW was like "um...this is too much blood for 6 weeks PP" and sent me for an u/s...I had something left in my uterus. They gave me a few days to see if it would clear up on its own, but scheduled a D&C. It did end up stopping, but if I had just gotten checked out sooner, I could have saved myself a lot of discomfort. If you are still bleeding bright red beyond 6 weeks, I think it's worth it to get checked out just in case. This time has been completely different for me, I am basically done bleeding already and it's only been 2 weeks! But I guess now i know not to let my guard down too soon, after reading your posts Wink Hope we are all done with this bleeding thing soon!