lochia


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lo·chi·a

 (lō′kē-ə, lŏk′ē-ə)
pl.n. Medicine
The normal uterine discharge of blood, tissue, and mucus from the vagina after childbirth.

[Greek lokhia, from neuter pl. of lokhios, of childbirth, from lokhos, childbirth; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]

lo′chi·al adj.

lochia

(ˈlɒkɪə)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a vaginal discharge of cellular debris, mucus, and blood following childbirth
[C17: New Latin from Greek lokhia, from lokhios, from lokhos childbirth]
ˈlochial adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lochia - substance discharged from the vagina (cellular debris and mucus and blood) that gradually decreases in amount during the weeks following childbirth
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
Translations
Lochia

lo·chi·a

n. loquios, flujo serosanguíneo del útero en las primeras semanas después del parto.

lochia

n loquios, líquido que sale del útero después del parto
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Fluid and lochia with small amounts of gas are commonly seen in MDCT as a central lower density area of less than 2 cm in asymptomatic women.
It may form as a result of the presence of >[10.sup.10] bacteria/mL in postnatal fetus, placenta, or lochia. It may form as a result of receiving these bacteria from oronasal, conjunctival, or vaginal mucosa contact (1-6).
The uterine bleeding due to insertion is disguised by lochia. Fear of pregnancy is relieved during lactational amenorrhoea and the motivation is higher in the immediate postpartum period.
For genital canal infections (GCI), retention of the placental remnants or prolonged lochia resulted from weak myometrial contractions are predisposing factors [27].
Turmeric promotes uterine contraction and clears off lochia. Lemongrass dispels wind.
Commonly, the symptoms (foul smelling lochia, abdominal pain, and fever) started 3-10 days after vaginal delivery, and leukocytosis and a raised CRP value were present.
Furthermore, she lacked clinical symptoms of intrauterine infections such as pain and tenderness in the uterus or abnormal lochia.
Her postoperative period was uneventful and she passed lochia normally.
Clinical studies were also conducted to evaluate the impacts of immediate insertion of a frameless IUD during cesarean section, as well as after vaginal delivery, on the bleeding pattern, duration of lochia, and healing of uterus.
The lochia in 37 cases was not completely clean, of which ultrasounds of 6 cases indicated that there were strong and heterogeneous echo in the palace cavity.