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Postnatal (day 7) very bad stomach pains

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DragonNoodleCake Sun 06-Nov-16 23:24:43

DD is gave birth to DGS 7 days ago, today she has stomach pains and feels a bit sick/dizzy. Just gone to bed and said her upper abdomen is very sore. I said plan to phone GP first thing in morning, but if really ill in night wake me up.
Should I be getting her to phone triage or nhs24 now?

Alb1 Sun 06-Nov-16 23:29:03

I'd say so, nothing to loose by phoning 111 and it's just not worth taking the risk. I've just been reading a lady's very scary thread about sepsis that's been moved over to classics, probably very rare but it just shows it's always worth checking with a professional. Hope she feels better soon flowers

passthewineplz Sun 06-Nov-16 23:29:06

Yes get her to call 111.

DragonNoodleCake Sun 06-Nov-16 23:34:40

She just told me the bleeding is pretty bad again and she thinks the maternity pads smell bad...getting her to phone now

passthewineplz Sun 06-Nov-16 23:38:14

It's sounds like she's got an infection. She needs to be seen ASAP. Can you take her to a&e?

123bananas Sun 06-Nov-16 23:42:26

Has she got a number for the postnatal ward she was on? I was given a midwife contact number to call for advice after delivery. Often they readmit to postnatal when you have an infection after birth. She needs to phone them or 111.

PikachuSayBoo Sun 06-Nov-16 23:43:33

She must see someone tonight.

DragonNoodleCake Sun 06-Nov-16 23:44:30

She is on the phone to the hospital right now

DragonNoodleCake Sun 06-Nov-16 23:50:18

Taking her back to triage now

passthewineplz Sun 06-Nov-16 23:56:31

Glad she's being looked out. They'll probably keep her in as it sounds like an infection

DragonNoodleCake Mon 07-Nov-16 00:42:33

Bottom of the list as her obs are ok

SpaceDinosaur Mon 07-Nov-16 00:46:17

You're in the right place and you've done the right thing

DragonNoodleCake Mon 07-Nov-16 01:21:14

I know IABU but it hacks me off when they tell you to come in and then just leave you sitting in a room waiting... So hard when you just exhausted

PikachuSayBoo Mon 07-Nov-16 06:34:51

But it's so hard to assess over the phone how ill someone is. If her obs hadn't been fine she would have been seen right away. Her symptoms could have indicated a serious infection which is unlikely if her obs are ok.

DragonNoodleCake Mon 07-Nov-16 16:19:10

She's still in - on antibiotics, (wee bit infected). Blood pressure low and bleeding a lot so had an ultra sound, her chest hurts so now getting her lungs scanned. She is not great at all.

PikachuSayBoo Mon 07-Nov-16 16:46:20

I'm glad she went in when she did. If her obs were ok when she went in at least it sounds like it's been caught early. She will be in good hands. Hope she's home soon.

LuluJakey1 Mon 07-Nov-16 20:54:32

Hope she is ok.

DragonNoodleCake Tue 08-Nov-16 23:28:50

She's home!!! Lung scan, ultra sound and blood tests later, they confirmed infection but nothing more sinister. She has a proper cocktail of pills and to continue with the blood thinner injections and lots more iron but she actually has more colour in her cheeks now! Baby DGS been an angel for her throughout #relief all ok

PikachuSayBoo Wed 09-Nov-16 02:07:24

Good news.

choccybiscuit Wed 09-Nov-16 13:04:30

Excellent news!

LuluJakey1 Wed 09-Nov-16 22:41:43

That is good news. You must be so relieved.

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