Temecula Valley OB/GYN

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Post Partum: When to Call the Office

If You Are Within Normal Limits

  • Bleeding: discharge made up of blood-mucous-tissue and occasionally blood clots, moderate in amount. May last approximately 3 to 6 weeks.
  • Fatigue.
  • Temperature under 100 degrees after 24 hours of delivery.
  • Some pain, discomfort or numbness in vaginal area after vaginal deliver.
  • Diminishing incisional pain, numbness or discomfort at c-section site.
  • Breast soreness – engorgement.
  • General achiness.
  • Hair loss.
  • Feeling overwhelmed.
  • Post-partum blues: mood swings resolving within 2-3 days.

When to Call Our Office

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding – soaking more than one pad per hour and/or “lemon sized” blood clots Discharge with foul odor.
  • Temperature over 100 degrees 24 hours after delivery
  • Significant or worsening pain/discomfort in abdomen past the first few days after delivery.
  • Lump in a breast with any redness, tenderness, heat, hardness or fever.
  • Chest pain, calf or thigh pain, and/or headache.
  • Swelling, redness, heat or discharge from c-section incision.
  • Difficulty urinating – pain or burning
  • Depression – hopelessness, helplessness, aggressive feelings.

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