I gave birth on Tuesday morning, and all day Tuesday and into Wednesday passed some fairly large clots. A couple of them were parts of the placenta (confirmed by nurses at hospital). They didn't seem too concerned as my bleeding was slowing down.
I had nothing unusual yesterday.
This afternoon I felt like I had something hanging out of my vagina, so when I went to the bathroom I checked and there was a pretty large piece of placenta stuck. I gently pulled it out and called the on-call doctor ASAP, as this is what I was told to do.
She insisted that clots are normal, and I explained that it looked exactly like the membrane I was passing in the hospital. She just brushed it off and said to call back if I start bleeding heavily or have a fever.
When I took my temp at around 1pm (when I passed the placenta) I was at 36.1C. Just took my temp a few minutes ago and I'm up to 37.6C, which is still right around "normal" range, but clearly an increase from this morning.
I'm kind of scared that the reason I'm not seeing more blood is because a chunk of placenta is still stuck up there and blocking it or something. I have quite a few stitches so don't want to feel.
Does this all sound as okay as the doctor is making it out to be? It just seems not normal to me...
don't think is normal but I am not sure, but if I was you I would go to the doctor or hospital and demand to get checked as if you still have part of the placenta in there you can have serious complications, better safe than sorry hun
Sorry but your doc sounds like an idiot! They should of offered you a scan to see how much.placenta iseft,not just let you leave!! Go to a&e and say your having really bad cramps (you normally get really bad cramps with retained placenta) and aak them to scan you. x
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