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    How long did you bleed after birth of twins?

    Ladies,
    Random question...how long did you bleed after birth of your mutliples. My LOs are 4 months today and I am still having bleeding. It stops for a couple days and then comes back. It is red not brown. I brought it up to my dr multiple times, even got an ultrasound at about 11 weeks postpartum and they didn't see any retained placenta. I am breastfeeding so I thought that is supposed to make you bleed less.
    I just wonder if I should get a second opinion. This seems ridiculous!!!
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    That does seem excessively long.

    I was surprised at how LITTLE I bled after the birth of my twins...but they were a c-section, and I guess they 'clean things out' pretty well with the surgery...vs. a vaginal birth (which I had with my firstborn...and I bled almost all the way until my 6 week postpartum check.)

    Breastfeeding does make the uterus contract, which can cause bleeding. For me, using a hospital grade breast pump made my bleeding *restart* when my twins were a month old.

    You def. need a second opinion. 4mths is way too long for this to still be going on. Call tommorrow!
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    I'd get a 2nd opinion too.

    I had a vaginal delivery and bled maybe 6-8 weeks tops. And I had a severe post partum hemorrage - needed 2 blood transfusions (was still passing some clots about a week post-partum - sorry if TMI).
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    Thanks! The Dr said it is normal with twins, but I had never heard that nor have I ever read it in a twin book. 4 months seems a little crazy! I will call tomorrow to see another dr....


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    I can't recall for sure, but I think it was 6-8 weeks for me too, (Csec), but after 6 weeks it was much less. I used to have the heaviest bleeding during the night after nursing. 4 months seems a bit long.
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    I had a vag and a csection (tons of fun let me tell you The dr said they clean out well during c section...so why am I still bleeding!! She is really nice but doesn't seem to be helping me!


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    I would definitely get a second opinion. I had a vag delivery and I bled heavy for maybe 2 weeks. It mostly stopped and I was wearing lightdays except for ONE day when I passed a large clot (sorry if TMI) at about 3 weeks. And that was it until my period started 2 months later.
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    I had a c-section and I bled for about 6=7 weeks. 4 months is longer than I've heard about. Let us know about the 2nd opinion!


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    Quote Originally Posted by em4444 View Post
    I had a vag and a csection (tons of fun let me tell you The dr said they clean out well during c section...so why am I still bleeding!! She is really nice but doesn't seem to be helping me!
    I had one of each, too. I also know the fun you had. And I believe that I bled for 6 weeks. Not much after the first week or so, but enough to be bothered with it.
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    i bled for about 3 mos--then had an ultrasound to make sure nothing was 'left'--showed it was fine physically---saw an accupuncturist who thought it was a hormone imbalance and in 2 treatments i was fine/stopped bleeding....btw: now 4 mos later i discovered i am anemic assuming from mos of blood loss--even though the bleeding was pretty light--so watch out for that too--i recommend accupuncture..good luck


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