These tears generally heal quickly with little discomfort. A typical episiotomy or second-degree tear involves skin and muscle. These usually require stitches and heal in two to three weeks. (The stitches dissolve on their own during this time.)
Beside this, how long is it normal to bleed after giving birth?
Bleeding that stays bright red past the first week is unusual. Around 8-10 days after birth, the pinkish flow typically gives way to a thicker yellowy white discharge. A little bit of flow or spotty bleeding may occur for 6 weeks after baby's birth, but for most women, it will resolve sooner.
What causes excessive bleeding after childbirth?
After the placenta is delivered, these contractions help compress the bleeding vessels in the area where the placenta was attached. If the uterus does not contract strongly enough, called uterine atony, these blood vessels bleed freely and hemorrhage occurs. This is the most common cause of postpartum hemorrhage.
What is postpartum bleeding called?
Lochia is vaginal discharge during the postpartum period. (The term comes from a Greek word that means "relating to childbirth.") It consists of blood, tissue shed from the lining of the uterus, and bacteria. At this point, the lochia is mostly white blood cells and cells from the lining of the uterus.
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