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Retained Placenta Postpartum Hemorrhage
Had a D&C at 6w postpartum for retained placenta. What are the chances of having ashermans syndrome? No periods since.
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
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.
3 1/2 weeks post D & C (done4 weeks postpartum retained/placenta), still crampy and spotting. OB says not worried, but I am. Opinions?
Bright red bleeding 3 days post d &c for retained placenta (4 weeks postpartum). Very light when resting, but heavier. When I stand or do something.
Call your doctor: Bleeding should decrease each day. If it is not or worsening, you should call your surgeon (the one who performed the D&C). ...Read more
I had an ultrasound that showed retained placenta almost 2 weeks postpartum, but I haven't bled at all for 4 days. Can I decline the d&c?
Maybe: Sometimes the retained placenta is due to an ingrown into the muscle placenta (accreta) and is best left to come out on its own. If that is not the case by the MD's assessment, then a D & C is recommended to prevent an infection. If sudden bright red bleeding occurs at anytime run do not walk to the ER as it can be massive in a very short time. ...Read more
Baby was stuck with brachial plexus injury, had retained placenta and post partum hemorrhage. I am pregnant w #2. Scared. What is chance hemorrhage?
PG is risky business: Pregnancy, in of itself, has inherent risks and complications associated with that state of being as you have noted from your previous pregnancy. Now that baby # 2 is on the way it is normal to have a heightened concern about repeat hemorrhage. Share your anxiety with your treating OB MD and if still not reassured, and if he/she delivered baby # 1 then seek a 2nd OB MD consultation. ...Read more
Severe Blood Clotting Heavy Bleeding Dizziness Light Headed Faint, Now A Month AFTer Giving Birth Could I Have Retained Placenta?
Bleeding after baby:
I would see your ob/gyn. They can sort out these issues. You need to get the blood count checked.
You can also see the primAry care doctor the get the bloodwork Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
I had a d& c 2 years ago due to retained placenta that caused a hemmorage. I am still regularly breastfeeding my toddler but my periods have gotten shorter and lighter yet are consistent with a short cycle 27 days and long cycle 34. Ashermans syndrom?
?: You need to see your gynecologist if really concerned about your fertility, and whether you have Asherman's syndrome, which is rare by the way. The good news is that you have regular cycles, there are several causes for having short and lighter cycles, breast feeding may be one, good luck ...Read more
I had my son at age 39 and developed post partum cardiomyopathy, bilat pneumonia and congestive heart failure and sepsis, ef 15 in ER 4 days after my son was born. Could retained placenta have caused all this? Baby 6 weeks early but perfect. I was pla
PPCM: Postpartum cardiomyopathy (ppcm) is heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction toward the end of pregnancy or in the months after delivery, in the absence of any other cause of heart failure. Ppcm is a diagnosis of exclusion. Retained placenta is not a cause. ...Read more
What is the question: Hello fbruno6. If you are still bleeding, your hemoglobin may remain low. Continued transfusions, if needed, will bring up the hemoglobin. You may also have underlying iron deficiency and that also needs to be treated. I am not sure of what your question is, but hope that the above information is helpful to you. ...Read more
I had a postpartum hemorrhage after birth month ago and till now im facing severe intestinal pain constipatio and gaz all the time. What should I take?
Blame iron. Maybe?!: Following a hemorrhage, there is a good chance, your doctor started you on iron supplementation. Yes? If so, the iron will help speed up your bodies natural process of replacing the blood lost after delivery. Unfortunately, iron can be very harsh on your GI system (cramping, constipation, etc). Adding a stool softener/fiber may help. Narcotic pain medication may cause similar symptoms. ...Read more
Postpartum hemorrhage means heavy vaginal bleeding after postpartum- loss of blood more than normal amount 500 ml.
It is very serious, cause high maternal mortality, need immediate attention a as well as monitoring. ...Read more
I have had postpartum hemorrhage about 3years ago. What is my risk of this happening again? Is it safe for me to get pregnant again?
Possibly and yes: It is always possible that you would have another hemorrhage, but it is unlikely. As to whether you are safe to be pregnant or not, you should be after three years. Make sure your obstetrician is aware of it, and they might want to have a couple of units of blood crossmatched to you when you deliver, but that is a reasonable accommodation. ...Read more
Why do I not need to shave my legs or underarms since I had a postpartum hemorrhage and long hospitalization.?
Hormonal Change: You may have had significant blood loss and this may have affected the pituitary gland which coordinates your homones. This sometimes happens in this scenario. If recent, it could also just be that your body is recovering from the stress of recent hospitalization but if it was not recent it could be a more significant change. Either way your should make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more
Dangerous!: Postpartum hemorrhage still kills women in developed countries in generally preventable complications. It means a woman loses more than a liter of blood after c-section or more than half a liter after vaginal birth. Physicians have little time to act decisively to stem the hemorrhage before it becomes life-threatening. Blood transfusion, surgery, uterotonic meds, hysterectomy and intensive care! ...Read more
Massive transfusion.: You were probably transfused with a lot of blood without the time to properly crossmatch it. Although blood units that are donated are typed, screened, and checked for infection, not all infections are always readily apparent. Since this was an emergency and a lot of units might have been given, infection risk goes up, especially if units were not crossmatched yet. ...Read more
Postpartum hemorrhage after delivery and again in 10 days. Bleeded a lot and my uterus didn't contrat. Went to hospital but uterus in pain. Is this normal?
No - think vWD.: I am sorry you are experiencing delivery complications. Your description fits several possibilitites: von willebrand's disease, fibroids, retained placenta, gestational trophoblastic disease including placental site trophoblastic tumor, endometritis and cervical tumors. Vwd possibility should be investigated with a hematologist! The rest can be managed with your obstetrician. ...Read more
I had a d& c and a uterine artery embolization for severe postpartum hemorrhage its been a week and I'm lightly bleeding is it normal?
Yes: Having light bleeding a week after uterine artery embolization for a postpartum hemorrhage is normal. The bleeding is likely coming from the lining of the uterus where the placenta was. That area has to heal (even after having these others treatments) so women will bleed or spot for 3-6 weeks after having a baby. ...Read more
My uterus wasn't shrinking right after delivery via vacuum so they gave me blood transfusion. I got postpartum hemorrhage. Will I have it again?
The risk of bleeding at a subsequent delivery is not known.
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Why my blood count drops so quickly during pregnancy while my ferritin is >UNL? I'm at high risk for antepartum/postpartum hemorrhage (had IV iron due to the bleeding risk and IDA diagnosis prior to preg). Why do I still have anemia without iron/b12/folat
Inflammation?: I would think about this being secondary to anemia of chronic disease. Ferritin can be an acute phase reactant, essentially being indicative of ongoing inflammation; inflammation that can act as a mechanism for speeding up loss of red blood cells...Also look into your MCV. High MCV I would look into thyroid dysfunction. Pregnancy hemorrhage --> Panhypopituitarism --> Low thyroid --> Macrocytosis ...Read more
Probably Not: Assuming you have had resumption of normal periods, and your pregnancy test is negative. It was be very very very rare. ...Read more
After 2 births (vag), I had 2 retained placentas, 2 postpartum hemmorhage 2nd labor precipitous (2hr) Is induction or csection safer to manage nextime
May be: Since the likelihood of such complications increase with subsequent pregnancies, your OB might suggest you to deliver at a predictable time. ...Read more
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 more