noun. substance discharged from the vagina (cellular debris and mucus and blood) that gradually decreases in amount during the weeks following childbirth.
- body fluid
- liquid body substance
- bodily fluid
- ill humor
- lochia (Latin)
- λοχεία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word lochia
1. Noun, singular or mass
If a light and pinkish lochia suddenly changes to bright red, it may be a sign you have an infection or hemorrhage or that you need to slow down.
If you're still experiencing lochia and your bleeding becomes heavier, you're working too hard and need to back off.
3. Foreign word
However, if your lochia suddenly changes to bright red or becomes heavy, you might have a complication that requires immediate medical attention.
4. Verb, 3rd person singular present
The first few days following delivery, lochia usually resembles a heavy menstrual period and may contain small blood clots.