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Would pelvic pain be so intense this long after delivery 2wk ago. Could I have appendicitis or retained placenta?

Pelvic Pain. Possibly both. Plus some others, depending on what happened at delivery. A common neglected one is pudendal neuralgia, which is usually due to a damaged pudendal nerve during delivery. I would give it more time. However, if a fever develops, or the pain increaes, you need to go get it checked out. Read more...
Yes. Your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong. You could have retained placenta or appendicitis. You should call your obstetrician and discuss it. You may need to go to the emergency room for evaluation. 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.

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. Read more...

Had a D&C at 6w postpartum for retained placenta. What are the chances of having ashermans syndrome? No periods since.

Low. If no previous I+D or abortion procedures chances low. Other procedures chances go up. You don't say how long its been, just that you had it at 6w post partum. See your OB/GYN, take a home pregnancy test. 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...

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...

3 1/2 weeks post D & C (done4 weeks postpartum retained/placenta), still crampy and spotting. OB says not worried, but I am. Opinions?

May be normal. The provided history may reflect a normal postoperative and postpartum course. If any tissue were to remain in the uterus, a pelvic ultrasound could be performed to determine if there are any retained products of conception. Read more...