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  • Posted By: aixapinto
  • October 3, 2006
  • 11:16 PM

I am discharging this brown blood four months after giving birth. What is it and when will it stop.

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  • This is one of those things the OB won't tell you. I couldn't believe I didn't know it would happen and for so long after my first child. It will go away, but mention it to you OB if it gets heavier (except after activity)instead of better.
    sickchick 3 Replies
    • October 5, 2006
    • 00:18 AM
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  • im not a doctor but really you should see your doctor as soon as you can this is not normal not after 4 months
    smiles 2 Replies
    • October 5, 2006
    • 02:24 AM
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  • Four months is a little long. The discharge is brown not red, so your uterus is dispelling old blood. Had you been losing blood for 4 months you would have needed transfusions! I agree with the other post, that OB docs don't tell you a lot about what to expect after the baby. Your book probably says 2-6 weeks of lochia is normal, but that is a best case scenario. I would not be too alarmed, but call your OB doc's office and describe the color and amount of discharge. Good luck with the new baby.
    LoriNP 1 Replies
    • October 5, 2006
    • 07:00 AM
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