Ok, I'm forwarning you that this is somewhat gross
I delivered my sweety 5 weeks ago.
I have been having the normal discharge, first blood then a brownish discharge BUT there has been an odor which bothered me. I called my doctor and spoke to the nurse. She described symptoms of an infection which I didnt have so we left it at that and kept my scheduled 6 week post partum appointment for this Friday.
Today, when I was going to the bathroom, I felt something coming out of my vagina. It was a gauze pad that the doctor who delivered my baby had packed in there after delivery and didnt take out. I wont described what it looked and smelled like (sorry ladies) after FIVE WEEKS but it wasn't pleasant.
This is probobly where the odor was coming from all these weeks. I have my appointment on Friday but want to call the doctor tomorrow to let her know even tho she isnt the one who delivered my baby.
What would you do?
Answer by amileegirl at 9:50 PM on Dec. 13, 2009
Answer by ThrivingMom at 10:00 PM on Dec. 13, 2009
Answer by heartfrommyson at 10:55 PM on Dec. 13, 2009
Answer by AmiJanell at 12:01 AM on Dec. 14, 2009
I agree totally with AmiJanell. I would also contact the State Licensing Board and report the Obstetrician.
Answer by Ewadun at 12:39 AM on Dec. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:08 AM on Dec. 14, 2009
Answer by incarnita at 9:07 AM on Dec. 14, 2009
Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:33 AM on Dec. 14, 2009
I hope you kept the gauze just in case this leads to something. Call the doctor asap and get in to be seen because something like this could cause a serious infection among other things. Do not wait to be seen!!
Incarnita there is NEVER an excuse for leaving such things in a patient. It doesn't matter how busy the doctor is that is completely unacceptable!! It is a malpractice lawsuit waiting to happen, ask any reputable doctor. When one is a doctor mistakes just can't happen because they can lead to some serious problems for the patient and possibly death so any mistakes are looked at as completely unacceptable!!
Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 AM on Dec. 14, 2009
Answer by amileegirl at 1:10 PM on Dec. 14, 2009
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