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I am 11 weeks postpartum and I'm still experiencing random

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spotting. It can range in...
I am 11 weeks postpartum and I'm still experiencing random spotting. It can range in color from pink, brown, or yellow. I was checked at 7 weeks for retained placenta and nothing was found (at that point I was still bleeding bright red but fairly light).
I had a vaginal delivery and I'm currently breastfeeding. I also have a large fibroid. Is it normal to still be spotting under these circumstances?
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Hello,

I suppose that it was verified by blood test that no pregnancy tissue has left inside your womb. Then bleeding can have a hormonal reason and is nothing to worry about. Just await further progress, it may take some time until the menstrual cycle becomes regular.

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Dr. N. Scheufele

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No I never had any blood testing done. What kind of blood test would that be?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr Norbert Scheufele,
 replied 2 years ago

Please let your blood be checked for HCG hormone. This is to make sure that no retained material can be the reason for bleeding.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I just took a pregnancy test and it was negative. Does that mean there's no HCG in my system?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr Norbert Scheufele,
 replied 2 years ago

Blood test would be more secure, so I would suggest to do this examination to be on saver side.

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OB GYN Doctor: Dr Norbert Scheufele,
 replied 2 years ago

Hello,

if there are still open questions, I will be happy to answer them. Otherwise please don´t forget to honour my work with a kindly rating.

Thanks a lot, all the best for you,

Dr. N. Scheufele

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