Retained placenta?(5 Posts)
Hi I'm new here and I gave birth to my baby girl over 4 months ago now and was wondering if anyone on here had a retained placenta and wondered how long it took for recovery if anyone needed recovery?. I still suffer from pain in my lower back from where they injected me with the numbing stuff (sorry forgot the name) and it took 3 injections for me to be completely numb. I also still suffer from pain inside me and I've spoke to my GP who said it would ease up after a couple of weeks and it still hasn't and spoke to my midwife also who basically stated there was nothing they could do. So I was just wondering if anyone else has been on the same boat?.
Did you have a vaginal delivery? Any complications?
What happened with your placenta?
If you had retained products at this stage generally you would be quite poorly by now ie fever, bleeding etc
I still have a lump under the skin from my epidural with ds1, he's almost 18! They used it as a guide for epidural for ds2
I had retained products which were finally taken out with a sweep when I was about 6 weeks post partum.
If I were you, I would book myself an appointment with another obgyn (ask around if you can and find one other women recommend). I would pay for it myself if necessary (and possible within your budget). I would save for and prioritise that appointment over anything else too - this is your health.
I say this because when I was discharged after my first (horrendous) birth, I had extremely heavy bleeding, enough for me to call the emergency line. They told me it was normal. I couldn't walk without pain, was exhausted. Still told it was normal. Eventually I went back to my (ex) ob (long story - I got to see her because she listened to my husband, not me - will never forgive her for that) and turned out I had retained products that needed to be removed. I was lucky I didn't get a rip-roaring infection.
Anyway, if you are in pain, there is a reason. someone needs to explain to you that reason. a mid wife saying "nothing we can do" is not sufficient. The answer to that is fine, I will go to someone who has the skill to actually do something.
I probably sound a bit strident but I do think women's health issues, in particular lingering pain/discomfort/issues after childbirth are minimised in a way that other health issue are not. You may be experiencing this. I think you should find someone who will actually diagnose and treat you ... like a medical professional is supposed to do.
Thanks for the advice. I had a vaginal delivery with no complications and as far as I'm aware in theatre they managed to remove all the pieces. I was 3 minutes away from needing a blood transfusion and was totally away with it so can't really recall what was being said to me but can remember every detail of what happened to me if that makes sense? I'll book an appointment with my actual GP and tell him I'm still in pain and if nothing happens then go further. I mean it's not drastic pain everyday but when it does get painful it's very painful. Thank you both for responding to my post
Oh and I had an epidural when in labour with my son 5 years ago and still got twinges in my back from time to time so maybe it's playing up from that also? I'll definitely go to my actual GP this time as he wasn't in the office at the time but was desperate to see someone so just agreed to any GP.
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