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Definition of Lochia

Lochia: The fluid that is discharged from the vagina for a week or so after childbirth. At first the lochia is primarily blood, followed by a more mucousy fluid that contains dried blood, and finally a clear-to-yellow discharge.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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