What could be the cause of retained placenta?

Several. This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively.

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Signs of retained placenta?

Bleeding. If your bleeding persists longer than 6 weeks after your delivery, it could be a sign that a small piece of your placenta remained in your uterus after delivery. Read more...

Is there a gentle way to treat retained placenta?

DEPENDS. It depends on how long the placenta remains attatched to the uterus and the cause. Most retained plcenta come out by just waiting. Sometimes using medications(pitocin (oxytocin) or cytotc) help if that does not work and bleeding increases, it might be necessary to place a hand into the uteus and manually remove it. Rarely surgical intervention is needed to remove the placenta. 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...

Had baby 8 months ago. If I had any retained placenta, would I have had symptoms by now? What are they?

Yes, before now. A retained placenta can cause problems of continued bleeding and often some pelvic pain. You would notice these within the first few weeks after delivering your baby. If you aren't having those problems before now you should be ok. Congratulations on your baby! Read more...
Yes. Usually symptoms of a retained placenta, such as severe cramping and bleeding occur in the immediate post partum period just after the baby is born (as in 2 hours), and by 8 months would have long ago announced their presence. Read more...
Most likely. Having part of your placenta retained could give you symptoms. However your doctor looks closely after the baby is delivered to examine the placenta and make sure that all is removed after the baby. This is usually a time when you are distracted witth the joy of having a baby. The doctor is very focused on you and your placenta. Call his/her office and discuss with them your records and sympto. Read more...
Retained Placenta. Read this first==>http://www.Babycenter.Com.Au/a562148/retained-placenta. Symptoms of a retained placenta are typically seen almost immediately, and should not cause a problem 8 months out. On the other hand, the risk of it occurring again in a second pregnancy are enhanced, so you should discuss these issues with your ob, especially if you are planning another pregnancy. Read more...
Yes. Being that you are 8months out from your delivery, it is unlikely you have any retained placenta. Heavy, irregular bleeding, clotting & cramping would typically herald retained placental fragments or pieces; although having no periods at all may be related. If you had any delivery issues or complications with the delivery of your placenta, then i would discuss the matter with your delivering ob. Read more...
Almost certainly. In addition to what has already been said, if when you gave birth, your placenta was evaluated pathologically, there might be a note as to whether the placental disc was complete or if it had some incomplete areas. Read more...

There bleeding symptoms from retained placenta?

Vaginal bleeding. Massive vagnal bleeding arising from the partial separation of the retained placenta is the primary symptom. Read more...

Does anyone know about asherman's syndrome after retained placenta?

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...

What do they do to stop the bleeding and other symptoms of retained placenta?

D and C. Retained placenta is treated by a surgical procedure called a d and c (dilation and curettage). In this procedure we surgically remove the retained tissue to stop the bleeding and avoid infection. Read more...