The patient should be checked carefully for a wound infection and for other sources of fever outside the pelvis. A thorough physical examination should include a bimanual pelvic examination. If a pelvic examination reveals only minimal tenderness and no mass; the remaining physical examination reveals no other source of infection, but only a fever; and the elevated pulse rate, leukocytosis, abdominal tenderness, and ileus have resolved, resolution of fever can be expected within 24 hours and additional or new antibiotic therapy is not indicated. The patient should be observed carefully.
Warning signs of health problems after birth | March of Dimes
What physical changes can I expect after delivery? Lochia vaginal discharge Lochia is the vaginal discharge you have after a vaginal delivery. It has a stale, musty odor like menstrual discharge. Lochia for the first 3 days after delivery is dark red in color. A few small blood clots, no larger than a plum, are normal. For the fourth through tenth day after delivery, the lochia will be more watery and pinkish to brownish in color.
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Delivering a baby leaves you vulnerable to infection; here's what to watch out for. What it is Though uncommon, childbirth leaves you open to any number of infections. Not all postpartum infections are in the pelvic area; they can also occur in your bladder or kidney if you needed to be catheterized. How common is it? Doctors estimate that as many as eight percent of deliveries result in an infection.