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lo·chi·al

(lō'kē-ăl),
Relating to the lochia.

lo·chi·al

(lō'kē-ăl)
Relating to the lochia.

lochia

(lo'ke-a) [Gr. lochia, childbirth]
The puerperal discharge of blood, mucus, and tissue from the uterus. The character of the discharge progresses through three stages in the normal autolytic healing process. or lochial (-al), adjective

lochia alba

The third stage of the postpartum healing process, when the vaginal discharge is no longer tinged with blood. This stage may last 5 to 6 weeks postpartum. An offensive odor indicates contamination by saprophytic organisms. Synonym: lochia purulenta

lochia cruenta

Lochia rubra.

lochia purulenta

Lochia alba.

lochia rubra

The first stage of the postpartum healing process, when the vaginal discharge consists primarily of blood. This stage lasts for the first 2 to 4 days postpartum.
Synonym: lochia cruenta

lochia serosa

The second stage of the postpartum healing process, when the vaginal discharge is thin, watery, and tinged pink or brown. This stage occurs approx. 5 days postpartum.