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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi yesterday morning and throughout yesterday i was literally gushing blood when ever i moved a little more came out and when i sit down it feels like alot comes out and i have to change my pad, i had a baby 9 weeks ago and in total have had about 1 week of not bleeding (a few days not bleeding and then bleeding for weeks again) and i know that this isnt my period it feels alot different and sounds gross but it is thicker! i have had a few clots with the too about the same size as a grape maybe a few a little bigger??
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   I am Dr
User :   hello
User :   can you help me with my problem?
Doctor :   Please give me a few seconds to go through your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   May I ask you a few questions pertaining to your problem.
User :   yes of course
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   22
Doctor :   Is this your first pregnancy and first baby ?
User :   3rd
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How about your deliver in the three pregnancies , Were they normal or any Sections ?
User :   normal
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How was the deliver this time , did you have any Vaginal tears or Epsiotomy or how exactly did the delivery go on ?
User :   there were no tears just grazes it was quite quick and he was a big baby compared to my other two children
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me put this in a nut shell to help you out of this,
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Usually after the delivery of the baby , the mother can bleed for as long as 3 months , sometimes continuously and sometimes intermittently.
User :   ok
User :   well thats good news in a way :)
Doctor :   2. Yes you are right, So i want you to understand one most important thing is that if you have any abnormal pain in the pelvis or stomach or in the groin it has to be immediately looked into
User :   what would be abnormal pain though?
User :   ok well my pelvis has been hurting and to the left of my abdomen
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i will make an appointment with my doctor this morning
User :   i just wanted to know if a trip to the doctors would be necessary
Doctor :   I mean in the previous two deliveries you might have experienced some pain in the groin for some weeks or back pain , which is quite normal.
User :   its only this one that has been a problem to be honest
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I would say that you wait for a while for a couple of days or two and start taking advil tab. for two days
User :   ok
Doctor :   and have lots of juices fruits , water and fresh veggies
User :   thankyou very much
User :   it has put my mind at ease
Doctor :   Please do not do any exercises or heavy work and take lots of bed rest.
Doctor :   Hope you get well soon.
User :   ok
User :   i started exercising 3 weeks ago so i will stop now
Doctor :   Take care, bye for now.
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