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What causes heavy menstrual bleeding post a C-section?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


Practicing since :2001

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Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 in Women's Health
Question: Hi doc..I had a c Section delivery on July.I am breast feeding as well as bottle feeding since my milk supply is low.My periods have returned .Iam having a heavy menstrual flow for two days.Doctor suggested to take medicine trapic .My flow is reduced for two days but still period is there.How long tablets to be taken.Alternate solution for heavy periods plz suggest.Normally my periods before delivery would be for 4 or 5 days maximum.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hormonal pills can help.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
After delivery initial 2-3 periods may be heavier than normal. You need to continue with Trapic till the bleeding stops. In case the bleeding is persistent even after 7 days then hormonal treatment may be needed after consulting your gynecologist.
To control the bleeding you can opt for hormonal contraceptives also. Do consult your gynecologist for that.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL

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