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#1 of 3 Old 06-27-2011, 06:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm 5 weeks PP, I've been bleeding on and off, and in the last week or so have been getting cramping on occasion during the day (painful enough that I use a heating pad, but not severe).  Bleeding isn't severe either, but still bright red and period like, and today I had brown gooey stuff (sorry TMI!), it was NOT just brown blood, it was like thick gooey string...I thought maybe retained placenta?  Anyone know if this sounds normal?


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Bleeding would still be in the realm of normal, and the brown stuff could have been an old clot...but the cramping would concern me, I think.  At all my postpartum appointments, my midwife asked me if I was having any cramping.  Might be worth a trip to see your care provider just for peace of mind (and relief, I hope!).

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I'll go in next week for my 6 week PP check-up and mention the cramping, I'm noticing a pattern of getting it mostly at night, I guess it could just still be my uterus getting back to size. 


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