Bleeding After C-Section
Treatment options will depend on the source of the bleeding, when in the delivery process it happens, and how serious it is. For example, if the uterus doesn't begin to contract after delivery, your doctor may give you more medication to stimulate contractions.
But if it doesn't stop right away, your surgeon may have to spend additional time in the operating room to correct the cause. In rare cases, a hysterectomy is required to prevent additional blood loss.
You should let your surgeon know if you have a history of abnormal bleeding. If you have too much bleeding after c-section, you may require a blood transfusion. Receiving transfused blood is generally safe, but there are always risks, such as the rare possibility of receiving blood that is infected with HIV or hepatitis.
The estimated risk of contracting hepatitis C from blood transfusions is about 1 in 100,000, the risk of hepatitis B is about 1 in 200,000, and the risk of HIV is about 1 in 600,000.