There are various problems that women may have to deal with post-pregnancy. Vaginal bleeding will usually slow down by the end of the first two weeks after giving birth. But intermittent or light bleeding may still continue up to six weeks. However, recurrent heavy bleeding or clotting with or without a bad smell should be reported to us at Auckland Gynaecology immediately. Venous Thrombosis is something that can occur during pregnancy or after giving birth. This is a blood clot that occurs in a vein or an artery.
Symptoms of this during pregnancy usually occur in one leg and include:
- Swelling in your entire leg or just part of it
- A red and hot swollen leg
- Pain/ tenderness (this is sometimes only felt when standing or walking)