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Too Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

02/18/2010

Question:

I just had a baby via c-section almost 2 months ago and am now having my first period since. It is so heavy that I leaked through a tampon in 2 hours, I am normally a heavy bleeder but this startled me is this cause for concern?

Answer:

Please let your OB/GYN know so this can be evaluated whether it is a cause for concern or not. If you have a fever or abdominal pain, please make your appointment sooner.

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Response by:

Riza T Conroy, MD Riza T Conroy, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University