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What could this be?

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stargirl1701 Tue 02-Sep-14 23:26:50

I have birth 2 weeks ago. It was a SVB at 40+1 with gas and air. The placenta was unusually large and that led to increased blood loss. I was on bed rest for 24 hours and my bloods showed low iron. I was struggling with mobility post birth due to a bulging lumbar disc and SPD.

I came home from the midwife led unit 4 days post birth. On the night if the fifth day I woke in the middle of the night with severe abdominal pain. My DH called an ambulance who took me to the large, regional teaching hospital.

Upon arrival I was examined externally and internally as week gaining blood and urine samples. My temp, blood pressure and pulse were normal. The bloods and urine showed infection markers so I was admitted. I was given 3 different antibiotics and 3 painkillers. I was able to come home 3 days later.

I finished the courses of antibiotics on Sunday. I decided not to take the dihydrocodeine painkiller today but to continue with diclofenic and paracetamol. I have just had an episode of stabbing abdominal pain. Why?

Surely this should now be gone as I have finished the ABs?

I should mention that this happened after the birth of DD1 but I ignored it and was admitted 10 days post birth with sepsis requiring IV antibiotics. The consultant I saw this time mentioned a rare post pg complication where infection occurs as the uterus shrinks and the bladder moved back into position.

I will have to make a GP appt. But, any ideas what this is? How long I can expect symptoms? Anything I can do to help?

FabULouse Wed 03-Sep-14 00:11:52

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stargirl1701 Wed 03-Sep-14 00:17:23

I will call the GP in the morning. I'm signed off the midwives service as my blood infection markers dropped below 50. I have taken the dihydrocodeine and I can have another at 3am so I am coping with the pain.

I just want to be well again. It was such a difficult pregnancy. I was in so much pain from the disc and the SPD. This feels like such a kick in the teeth sad

stargirl1701 Wed 03-Sep-14 08:00:53

Appt booked for this morning.

Good luck OP

stargirl1701 Wed 03-Sep-14 16:02:50

So, GP thinks it is inflammation post infection. I've to continue all painkillers and return next Tuesday for another blood test and physical exam.

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