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Hello! I had my son April 2nd, via c-section. I bled for 4 weeks afterwards. On May 27th I got my period. It's my first one since him. It was very light at first, kinda like spotting. A couple days later it hit full force. Its very heavy now and it looks like it wont be going away anytime soon. I was just wondering if this was normal? Its usually not this heavy and its normally lighter by now. This is my first child, so I am completely clueless.
Thanks so much!!
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replied June 4th, 2008
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it sounds normal to me, i've heard the first few postpartum periods can be pretty heavy. as long as you're not soaking a pad every hour you should be fine. you can always call your doctor if you're concerned. i had my baby 2 days before you but i haven't had a period yet, though i'm on the pill so i know i'll be getting one soon.

congrats on your baby!
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replied June 4th, 2008
Thanks! I wouldn't say every hour on the pads, but about every 2-3. Im gonna see what happens the rest of this week and over the weekend. If I still have it next week, Im going to call my doctor just to be sure.
Thanks again!
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replied November 11th, 2009
Weird period after c section...normal???
I had a c section two months ago (9/10/09), bled for three weeks, stopped for a week, then bled again for another week. And a few days ago (11/8/09), i started spotting here and there and have been for three days now. Is this normal????
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replied June 19th, 2010
menustration after c-section
After my c-section about 2 months ago, I had my first period. This period is lasting 2 weeks now and going. It's lighter during the second week than the first. Is this normal?
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replied August 29th, 2010
Weird menstruation
I'm somewhat confoodled now - I have no answers - but these days -after 3 c-sections and a miscarriage in the middle of last year, my periods have been 'normal' for a week, but for the week after, I've had that dark crappy discharge which means really, I have to wear a pad every day for almost a week after my periods have finished. WHen I mentioned it to my GP, I asked could it be because my uterus had become 'lazy'? She said possibly. But there's been no exploration done whatsoever. Does anyone have any ideas at all about this? I turned 40 this year and I'm telling you - while this is happening, I do NOT want sex at all because I just feel dirty all the time.

I might edit to add, 1st C-section in 2004, then VAC 2005, then, C-section, 2006 and 2008. The Miscarriage was maybe July 2009 - we were all very, very sick with various winter viruses (being in spam unapproved) so it's hard to remember that date.
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replied July 21st, 2011
3 years of no menstruation after c section
i had my c section for almost 2 years now going to 3...buti did'nt have a regular period since then.i went ot my ob and told me its normal and prescribed me some pills..but is it normal?
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replied June 28th, 2013
I have a c section on last march 27 2013 and bleed for almost 3-4 weeks but after that nothings follow until now. . I have 2 months no menstruations. .
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replied July 13th, 2013
C section
I had my c-section last march.i bleed for almost 2 wks,then first week of june i have a light bleeding last for 2 days.then yesterday when i had a shower a small dark blood comes out like 5 penny size.today light blood coming out but its a dark red color..pls help, s this normal?
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