Vaginal Bleeding Post Partum Home Care
- Avoid aspirin.
- Avoid medications that promote bleeding
- Avoid anti-inflammatory medications:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Change sanitary pads often.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Follow your doctor's instructions.
- Take pain medication as directed by your doctor.
- Report excessive bleeding to your doctor.
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Vaginal Bleeding Post Partum Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have vaginal bleeding after delivery and any of the following:
- Bleeding that soaks more than 5 pads within 5 hours
- Worsening vaginal bleeding
- Passing blood clots from the vagina
- Vaginal discharge
- Fever over 101 degrees F (38.3 C)
- Worsening lower abdominal pain
- Pus draining from your incision if you have had a C-section
- Worsening pain from your incision if you have had a C-section
Continue to Vaginal Bleeding Post Partum Outlook
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