Period after c-section & tubal ligation

Ksandra
on 1/5/10 12:55 am - Sumner, WA
I need some help.  I'm having my first period after the c-section and tubal ligation.  I am bleeding way more now than with the surgery!  When I stand, I gush.  When I sit, I gush.  When I sit on the toilet, it just pours out of me.  I'm soaking an overnight pad a few times a day.  I have no cramps or clotting like I used to before getting pregnant.  I'm on day 6 and I'm in tears because of the constant disgusting feeling.  

So, my question is...what was your first period like after delivery?  I'm about to call my OB if it doesn't let up in a day or so.  Not sure what he can do but I'm starting to worry.  Is this totally abnormal?  I thought it was kind of soon to get my period back since I stopped bleeding at 4.5 weeks and then getting it at 7/8 weeks.  

Any advice?

Thanks,
Sandy
Mom to Holden (5 yrs), Kellen (2 yrs) and Clara and Chloe born 11/6/09



Shari M.
on 1/5/10 1:06 am - Wildomar, CA
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I am sorry you are going through this. I also had a tubal and c section. I had bleeding for about 5 weeks and not period yet...probably because of the breastfeeding. My best friend had horrendous bleeding periods after her tubal. She didn't say anything about it for years and it made her anemic from all the bleeding. They ended up giving her an iud to regulate her periods and she is much much better. Sucks to think we might need birth control after a tubal. I will be taking the pill anyway, after breast feeding, because of my pcos. Anyway, I think it warrants a talk to the ob to make sure all is okay. Then if it continues like this for a few months get on it before it becomes an anemia issue. Good luck. Hopefully the bleeding is just a one time cleansing bleed. Maybe you will get better insight from others. Shari
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Ksandra
on 1/6/10 12:25 am - Sumner, WA
Thanks Shari.  I got a call back from my OB's office today.  They didn't seem too concerned since it's my first one after the delivery.  They said they can be really whacky the first few periods.  But if it lasts another week like this, I'm supposed to call back and they will start me on BCPs to control the bleeding.  I got my tubes tied so I wouldn't ever have to take those pills again!  LOL!

Sandy
Mom to Holden (5 yrs), Kellen (2 yrs) and Clara and Chloe born 11/6/09



jgirlatlaw
on 1/5/10 5:09 am - Traverse City, MI
I didn't have a c-section or tubal, but my first period (that came around 7 weeks after the twins) was like death.  

Horrid bleeding that lasted for about a week.   I did however have terrible cramping with it though.  

I have always had terrible periods before and after gastric bypass.   My first period after birth was like my worst period multiplied by 1000.   

Hope you get some relief soon.  
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Ksandra
on 1/6/10 12:27 am - Sumner, WA
Yeah, that seems to be what I'm going thru.  The OB's office didn't seem concerned today but if it lasts like this another week they said they'd put me on BCPs.  I got the tubes tied so I wouldn't have to do that!  Ugh.

Thanks,
Sandy
Mom to Holden (5 yrs), Kellen (2 yrs) and Clara and Chloe born 11/6/09



Brooklynnsmom
on 1/5/10 5:44 am - Bellevue, NE
I also had a tubal after a c-section and tubal.  I also felt like I was bleeding to death!  I bled so much I left butt cheek imprints on my sheets (sorry for the visual!)  I also gushed every time I stood up, turned in bed, sat down, etc....  I thought it was because I didn't get it for almost 3 months after.  I do know that the next one after that was back to normal.  If it doesn't let up, I would definately call the ob. 

I know it it suck....hopefully it lets up soon!  I know for me, it was only the 1st one after the c-section that  was bad-after that it was back to normal.  Hopefully that will be the case for you.

Debbie
Ksandra
on 1/6/10 12:29 am - Sumner, WA
Thanks Debbie, that seems to be exactly what I'm going thru.  I rested my hand on my undies when I hopped in bed last night and my hand was all bloody.  I SO hate this!  I'm shocked I haven't gotten the sheets yet.  I usually do with HALF the bleeding I'm having now.  This is NOT a "happy period".  LOL!

Sandy
Mom to Holden (5 yrs), Kellen (2 yrs) and Clara and Chloe born 11/6/09



*Malena* M.
on 1/5/10 6:32 am - Phoenix, AZ
I had a c-section, but not a tubal, and my first period came at 6 months post -baby.  That period was completely normal, light towards the end, etc.  However, the period after that I about died!  I ended up bleeding through at work, that wasn't pretty, and I hurt so bad.  I think I have had a period like that one other time, and that was in middle school.  My periods since have been pretty normal but the cramping is unlike I have ever had.  I haven't had cramps in years.  I think I would call the doc and just let them know how bad it is.  They would be the best to tell you if you shoudl be seen or not.  Make sure you are taking your vitamins, too.

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Ksandra
on 1/6/10 12:31 am - Sumner, WA
Thanks Malena.  The funny thing is that I'm not feeling ANY cramps.  I usually cramp so bad that I am in tears.  Nope, not this time.  No clots either and I'm a big time clot gal.  I got a call back from my OB's office and they didn't seem to concerned unless it goes on like this for another week.  If so, they want to put me on BCPs.  I got the tubal so I wouldn't ever have to take the pill again!  Ugh!

Sandy
Mom to Holden (5 yrs), Kellen (2 yrs) and Clara and Chloe born 11/6/09



emily B.
on 1/5/10 7:11 am - MO
I would really call your doctor today. You do not want to be stuck over a weekend and end up in the ER.  My first period after my c-section was not bad all. I did not have a tubal though. 
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Ksandra
on 1/6/10 12:32 am - Sumner, WA
Thanks Emily.  I got a call back from the OB and they didn't seem too concerned.  Every time I think it's letting up, I'm wrong.  UGH!  They want me to wait and see if it lasts another week.  Gosh I hope not!!

Sandy
Mom to Holden (5 yrs), Kellen (2 yrs) and Clara and Chloe born 11/6/09



Zee Starrlite
on 1/5/10 8:37 am
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Don't know about this Sandy, but I sure hope that passes and you get to feeling well soon.

(((HUGS))),

Leila S.

P.S., the baby girls are soooooooo beautiful.


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Ksandra
on 1/6/10 12:33 am - Sumner, WA
Thank you Leila!

Sandy
Mom to Holden (5 yrs), Kellen (2 yrs) and Clara and Chloe born 11/6/09



lilchickad
on 1/5/10 12:17 pm - Bonney Lake, WA
Sandy,

This is horrible to say, but I honestly do not remember details like that from any of my pregnancies...out of 8 you would think I might remember 1..LOL  Anyhoooo..from a medicinal side...the rule of thumb is...if you are soaking 1 pad per hour...you are bleeding too much and need to be checked.  The reason for the "gushing" is positional...the blood pools in there..you change position and bam the blood comes gushing out.  After my tubal I had very little bleeding, but it was not at the same time of a delivery of any sort...so I don't think we can compare the two...apples and oranges with you and me.  

My medical red flag side says..phone the OB's nurse and get her opinion...if she says not to worry...then you know you are okay...I figure...that is what they are there for, is to answer our questions ;)

I wish I had more good information for you...but I don't...I get an F+ on this one...LOL

I hope you feel mo-better soon!

Laura 
Ksandra
on 1/6/10 12:36 am - Sumner, WA
Thanks Laura.  I called the OB and they weren't too concerned.  They said the same as you about the pad in an hour.  I did put in a tampon and put on a "lite" pad after my shower today.  Within an hour the tampon was completely useless.  My pad was soaked and when I took out the tampon, it was at max capacity.  Sorry, TMI!  LOL.  I gave up and just went back to the overnight pads.  Soaking thru them pretty fast but not more than 1 an hour.  I so hope this lets up SOON!  Our 20th anniversary is coming up and want to enjoy it!  ;-)

Sandy
Mom to Holden (5 yrs), Kellen (2 yrs) and Clara and Chloe born 11/6/09