When you should be concerned is the moment the bleeding gets too heavy to manage, and the discharge’s scent is incredibly foul. This could indicate an infection. Fevers, dizziness, and irregular heartbeats might also show up, and once you see those – it’s time to consult your doctor.
Possible Causes of Abnormal Discharge
When heavy bleeding occurs, more than the expected and normal amount, it is usually referred to as postpartum hemorrhage. The continued blood loss can happen either through vaginal deliveries or caesarian deliveries. Some of the leading causes of abnormal lochia are:
- Uterine rupture
- Uterine inversion
- Too much movement and stress
- Retained placentas
- Uterine atony
- Have birthed several children before
Ultimately, you may not have to worry unless you have any of the above or if you’ve done strenuous activities right after the weeks following delivery. If you do not have yellow discharge after birth, you might need to be concerned, especially if bleeding persists.