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Months After Giving Birth Is It Possible To Have A A Retained Placenta
The "afterbirth" is the placenta, membranes, and umbilical cord. After the birth of a baby, the placenta should separate from the uterine wall and deliver. It can take as long as 30 minutes for this to happen. If it doesn't separate and deliver during this time-frame it is considered a retained placenta, or retained afterbirth. Manual or surgical ...Read more
Severe Blood Clotting Heavy Bleeding Dizziness Light Headed Faint, Now A Month AFTer Giving Birth Could I Have Retained Placenta?
Normal birth with no complications. DC at 6w pp for retained placenta fragments. 4 months later period still is extremely light for 2 days. Ashermans?
D&C certainly can: cause Asherman's syndrome or scarring of the uterine lining. However, D & C can also delay menses temporarily even if no scarring has developed. Also, following childbirth there's usually a delay in resuming normal cycles. Going to the other extreme, it's not impossible to conceive shortly after giving birth. I recommend pregnancy test & follow up appt. with your Gyno. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Had a D&C at 6w postpartum for retained placenta. What are the chances of having ashermans syndrome? No periods since.
Probably not: The term "retained placenta" implies that the placenta has failed to detach spontaneously with the usual postpartum measures including uterine massage, IV pitocin, (oxytocin) and gentle umbilical cord traction. At that point manual removal of the placenta is indicated, and while performed carefully may not seem to be gentle. If manual removal is incomplete, surgical removal by curettage is usually next. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asherman's Syndrome: Asherman's syndrome is when the retained placenta was removed by "vigorous scraping"(d & c) of the lining of the uterus(endometrium) in which the two side walls of the uterus adhere together causing a subsequent absence of mentrual periods. This also occurs when the placenta "grows into the uterine wall" during the pregnancy and attempts to remove it cause asherman's syndrome. ...Read more
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