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Characteristics of normal lochia
Auteur(s)
SHERMAN D. ; LURIE S. ; FRENKEL E. ; ...
Résumé
The objective of this paper is to determine the characteristics of each phase of lochia and how these may be influenced by a number of obstetric variables. Thirty-nine healthy women who had spontaneous vaginal delivery following uncomplicated pregnancy volunteered to complete a diary sheet immediately postpartum. The women were instructed to assess the color of their lochia by a color slide with differential gradation from dark red to white. The color was labeled as rubra (red, red-brown), serosa (brown-pink, brown), or alba (yellow, white). The overall duration of lochia was 36.0 ± 7.5 days (range 17 to 51 days, median 37 days). Three types of lochia color patterns were identified: type 1-rubra→serosa→alba sequence (n = 20); type 2-rubra→ serosa→alba sequence with prolonged rubra phase and short serosa and alba phases (n = 11); and type 3-with two rubra phases (rubra→serosa/alba→rubra→serosa/alba sequence with near-equal duration of each phase) (n = 8). The rubra phase lasts 12.1 ± 6.7 days in type 1, 24.8 ± 5.0 days in type 2, and 5.5 ± 2.5 days (the first rubra) in type 3 pattern (p < 0.05). There was a higher proportion of lactating women among women with type 1 pattern as compared with type 2 (11/20 and 2/11, p < 0.05, respectively). Women with type 2 pattern were of higher parity (2.8 ± 1.3) as compared with those with type 1 (1.8 ± 0.8) (p < 0.05). There were no significant differences in infants' birth weight between the various color types (3276.0
Editeur
Thieme
Identifiant
PMID : 10772198 ISSN : 0735-1631 CODEN : AJPEEK
Source
American journal of perinatology A. 1999, vol. 16, n° 8, pp. 399-402 [bibl. : 9 ref.]
Langue
Anglais
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