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A 25-year-old female asked:

i had a d&c for retained placenta 2 weeks after a vaginal delivery, is this normal? most people i hear about is 6 + weeks postpartum.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Never normal: A retained placenta is not a normal thing to happen at all. It is considered an abnormal complication. A D and C is the correct treatment. The earlier post partum it is recognized and treated the better.

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