The Difference Between Normal and Abnormal Bleeding
Bleeding is actually a very normal part when it comes to postpartum moments. It is because the uterus is slowly reconstructing the lining it shed and restoring it to how it was before having the baby. When bacteria messes with this and the uterus’ surrounding areas, that’s when infection may occur.
Infections are usually characterized by many things, but usually, it has three identifications.
- Endometritis, where the uterine lining is infected.
- Myometritis, where the uterine muscle is infected.
- Parametritis, where the infection occurs around the uterus.
Abnormal bleeding occurs when the bleeding includes blood clots that are bigger than an egg. It also gets significantly heavier, as well as develops an immediately noticeable foul order. It may not be identifiable at first, but an infection will make itself known immediately.
What are the Signs of Infection After Birth?
It might take more than a few days for the infection to develop. Sometimes it may be when you’re already at home. It is crucial to ask your partner to help you keep track of things like your physical well-being and the like. To know more, here are the signs and symptoms:
- High-temperature fever
- Lower abdomen or pelvic pain
- Vaginal discharge with a foul scent
- White or pale skin
- Increase in heart rate
Although these may seem unnoticeable at first, you should always make sure to check on yourself as much as you do the baby. If you suspect that you have an infection, contact your doctor immediately as it can have profound complications.