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Post Delivery Blood Clotting

Blood clotting is normal for a couple of days after delivery. However, it can be a cause of concern if blood clotting continues for a longer period of time or large blood clots are observed. Read on to find more about post delivery blood clotting.

Post delivery, the foremost thing required is patience as your body strives hard to get back into its previous state and status. Just like it was journey starting from
conception to pregnancy to delivery; so, also it is a journey where the body works on various aspects in its attempt to get back to the normal.

After delivery, there can be haemorrhaging also known as blood clotting in some women. It is usually noticed in the first 2 to 3 days post delivery when large blood clots that can be as big as the size of small oranges will pass through your vagina. There can be some smaller clots in the size of grapes too. This type of clotting eventually slows down and in some women the blood clots are as little as the size of a finger nail. Your physician is the best judge to decide whether your current status inclusive of the clotting is ‘normal’, or you require specialised clinical attention.

When to Seek Doctor’s Advice?

It is important to remember that every woman’s body recovers in a different manner and speed. Usually, the post delivery blood clotting occurs once or twice during the first 10 days after delivery and there are no subsequent health issues thereafter. But if you notice that the blood loss ceases to lessen and you are continuing to pass large clots, you need to report to your doctor without delay. It is advisable to keep aside a heavily stained sanitary pad that you have used, so as to show your doctor for examination of the clots. It can be a serious health problem if you continue to pass large clots even after a week of delivery.

Other Points to Note

You should immediately consult your gynaecologist if you notice the following signs after your delivery.

If Blood Clots Give Out Foul Smell   

If you notice that the blood clots are smelly, or there is a change in colour, say, from bright red to rusty red, or brownish, or blackish red, you must let your doctor know about it as soon as possible. It is not normal to notice a foul smell after a fresh napkin change, or after a bath or shower.

If There Is Pain in the Stomach or Pelvis

The pains in the lower abdomen, stomach and pelvis can be tricky ones. This is due to the variety of factors that can lead to them, some very normal and ordinary like say constipation, while some quite serious, say, due to some infection. But you need to seek the doctor’s advice on this as soon as you experience any pain in these areas. The earlier it is diagnosed and detected, the easier it is to cure possible uterine or vaginal infections. You need to be additionally careful as your vagina or abdomen has gone through operations, cuts and tears during the delivery.

If You Feel any Discomfiture

While blood clots is normal for a couple of days or so post delivery, it is matter of concern if you happen to feel a strange discomfiture in the form of shivering. It can be a symptom of a possible infection of the womb and reported immediately to the doctor.

Finally, you should note that post delivery care is very important for steady and effective recuperation. For this as you require patience, as noting will change overnight, similarly you need to take extra care that the hygiene is properly maintained at all costs. It has been noticed that most of the infections of the vagina and uterus are caused by poor hygiene habits or negligence.

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