Issues??

I ga ve birth to my little one 4 days ago and for the past day I have been experiencing severe pain in my right side, increased bleeding and clots. I will be calling my doctor in the morning, but I would really like some advice about if I should go into the hospital or if everything is normal.

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05/13/14
4Katie
Blood clot at that size are normal and expected. Try not to worry about those.

Did they give you pain medication? I would take it as recommended. Cramps commonly get worse on days 3-4.

Where on the right side is the pain exactly?
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05/13/14
4Katie
Your uterus shouldn't be that high. I think you should go in and get checked out.

Can you feel your uterus? It should be a hard ball below your belly button.
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    05/13/14
    4Rina
    Is the pain localized on one side? Are you breastfeeding? I know that during the first week after birth, I have pretty strong pains from the uterus contracting when I was breastfeeding. But if it's on one side only, I don't think that's what it is. Personally, I would call your doctor's after-hours line and describe the symptoms. She/he will be able to give you some more informed advice than we can!!
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    05/13/14
    4Katie
    Good idea to call them. Constant pain on one side doesn't sound normal.
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    05/13/14
    4Rina
    Please do, Jerika. I agree with Katie.
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