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Old Jul 31st, 2010, 13:33 PM   1
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Passed large clot - now hospital are saying I have retained products!


Hi guys,

This is a warning to anyone who has passed a large clot - please get checked out.

I passed a large (approx tomato sized) clot a few days ago. So I took it to the GP. To be safe he arranged an ultrasound at the hospital to see if there are any retained products. During the ultrasound the hospital found some retained "products of conception". They aren't sure whether the products are more clots or leftover placenta. They said I have two choices:

1. Have an operation whereby they put me under general or spinal block and dialate my womb then suction out the contents; or

2. I can wait a week to see if I pass the products naturally.

I opted for the latter. I have another ultrasound of Wednesday to see if the products have been passed.

Has anyone else experienced this? I really do NOT want to have the operation if I can help it



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Old Jul 31st, 2010, 13:47 PM   2
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Just noticed you are breastfeeding, this will help contract your uterus and expel any clots/ placenta.

It is very common but it's not nice especially if you have to have a d&c.

Hopefully by Wednesday there will be nothing on the scan



 
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Old Jul 31st, 2010, 13:50 PM   3
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Just noticed you are breastfeeding, this will help contract your uterus and expel any clots/ placenta.

It is very common but it's not nice especially if you have to have a d&c.

Hopefully by Wednesday there will be nothing on the scan
What's a d&c? Is that the operation I described? Have you had one?



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Old Jul 31st, 2010, 14:22 PM   4
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Yes it is but in obstetrics its actually called manual removal of retained placenta (mrop). I'm a midwife so I've seen a few.

Have they commenced you on antibiotics?

Ive just done a bit of reading and it's actually ERPC (evacuation of retained products of conception). They are all similar though as they are removing contents from the uterus (sorry for being technical)



 
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Old Jul 31st, 2010, 14:32 PM   5
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i had this yesterday but my clot was the size of 2 50p peices- i went to the emergency dr and explained i had ragged membranes- he prescribed antibiotics and told me to only take them if i start cramping really bad or develop a fever; he did say that sometimes this can happen as a natural process. if i clot again and the antibiotics dont work, i have to have an ultrasound too.



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Old Jul 31st, 2010, 16:33 PM   6
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I've not had any antibiotics. I have no temperature and don't feel unwell.

But they did find some products on the ultrasound scan so I don't know what's going to happen



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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 18:03 PM   7
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i had 3 clots in hospital - around the size of a 50p
then when i got home - TMI - but this "thing" came out of me - which i kept to show the midwife, it was horrible - and i was told that it was part of the sac - like membranes etc... even though, my record said that the placenta and everything was intact ?.. hmm.. its so worrying i felt ill, but im glad its out !



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2010, 01:59 AM   8
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i had 3 clots in hospital - around the size of a 50p
then when i got home - TMI - but this "thing" came out of me - which i kept to show the midwife, it was horrible - and i was told that it was part of the sac - like membranes etc... even though, my record said that the placenta and everything was intact ?.. hmm.. its so worrying i felt ill, but im glad its out !
My babies sac was ragged and I was told to watch for clots too....
The placenta was complete but they couldnt be sure if the amniotic sac had just 'popped' funny or if it truely was ragged and I still had bits in my uterus.
Still, only time will tell given im only 3 weeks post partum.
I've passed 3 clots in total- 2 came away 2 days after birth and another 2 weeks later but the clot that came out recently seemed to disolve so the health visitor put it down to "pooling blood" as membranes or retained products dont normally disolve.



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Old Aug 5th, 2010, 14:44 PM   9
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I went to hospital about 4 weeks post partum as I passed two clots about the size if a grapefruit and had bright red heavy bleeding. When they scanned me they said they could see retained tissue and kept me in hospital so they could give me pills to empty my uterus. (I forget what they were called, sorry). They said if the pills didn't work I'd need to have a D&C. They also started me on two types of antibiotics and swabbed me.

The pills did nothing, so I had a second dose, again, nothing. They scanned me again the next day (someone else) and she said she didn't think I had retained tissue at all. They discharged me.



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Old Aug 8th, 2010, 00:24 AM   10
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I've had the op ( but under different circumstances ) it's quick and you will be in and out in a matter of hours but I'm not sure how it would feel having it after having given birth as they insert pessaries to dialate the cervix first. It doesn't really hurt too much after

personally I would try and wait and see if it passes in a few days, as someone said the bf may help - if it doesn't and you do have to have the op it's minor



 
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