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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.
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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