Lochia after childbirth
Child Development / / March 27, 2016
What is lochia after delivery, as they should be
lochia after delivery, it is for the phenomenon, how long they last, and when you can talk about the disease?Let's start with the fact that this term is called vaginal discharge woman who survived childbirth (natural or cesarean delivery).
What are lochia after delivery, if there are no complications, it is known - is a maximum of 2 months.In this first week of release are quite plentiful, more abundant than menstruation.A woman can rarely do conventional sanitary pads, even with a lot of "droplets".Immediately after birth in most maternity hospitals give sterile gauze, folded several times.Following is recommended to use special postpartum pads, they are highly absorbent, sold in pharmacies.
After about 5-7 days the blood ceases to stand out, to be replaced by brown comes "daub", but still fairly abundant.During this period of time is that the lochia after delivery ended and started again - this indicates pathology lohiometre.It is an accumulation ofblood, mucus, and sometimes placenta residues in the uterus.This happens because of the anatomic features of the uterus, cervix, formed thereon hematoma, which is a mechanical barrier to the exit of blood from the uterus.The same delay can be explained why postpartum discharge (lochia) unpleasant smell, the smell putrid.Often, this symptom occurs even at the onset of inflammation, because the blood - a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.
Do I need treatment?Yes, definitely.But the primary diagnosis.The doctor examines where the enlarged uterus and the almost complete absence of lochia, or vice versa can be found - bleeding (if the mechanical barriers to the outflow of blood is no more).Make the correct output will ultrasonography.If you show up in the uterus remains of the placenta, it is recommended surgical removal (curettage procedure).If you show up in the womb lochia only cluster, it may be recommended prophylactic administration of antibiotics and drugs that reduce the womb, especially if the bleeding is profuse.
Fear woman should cause not only if postpartum lochia smell found, but there were pains in the abdomen or waist, increased body temperature.It should also be noted that the latter is often a symptom and there is a variant of the norm in the so-called establishment of breastfeeding, when the woman first observed and strong tides breast milk.
lohiometry reason may be subinvoljutcija uterus - its slow decline.This can be caused by various gynecological diseases, such as uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, infection.The risk of this disease is elevated in very young, and "age" women in childbirth.
As a self-help the uterus shrink quickly, that is, to reduce the duration of the discharge (lochia) after delivery:
- not abandon oxytocin injections in the hospital and ice, which is placed on the uterus immediately after delivery;
- periodically try to lie on your stomach;
- if the birth was natural - do not lie, move more, low physical activity - one of the main causes of lohiometry;
- postpartum wear a bandage or winding diaper;
- breastfeed more frequently, on demand, it leads to the production of the hormone oxytocin in the body, which reduces the uterus.
And when the end lochia after childbirth - it's time to visit a gynecologist for examination and discussion of a suitable method of contraception.Typically, isolation is completely stopped after 1-2 months after birth.And almost all the post-natal period, except for the first days that the woman usually spends in the hospital, there are brown discharge, and then very light and small "spotting".Sometimes lochia gradually "moving" in the flow of blood, which may in some women begin as early as 4 weeks after birth.