Ok this will be long and I'm going to apologize now.
I got pregnant May of last year and in Sept I was diagnosed with placent previa (placenta is blocking the cervix). I had to go for ultrasounds every 2 weeks. When I was 35 weeks along I was diagnosed with placenta accreta (placenta and uterus are attached). I wasn't told about it until my next doctors appt, they told me I would need to have a c-section at 36 weeks (I was 3 days away from 36 weeks). I had the c-section at 36 weeks 5 days along. The doctors were extremly worried, they needed to gather a team of doctors and needed blood on standby. I had 12 doctors in the operating room along with a team of doctors on standby. I lost a lost a lot of blood and ended up needing a blood transfusion.
Fast forward to 5 weeks after I had the c-section I was blooding so badly from my vagina that I called the doctors 2 times that week and told them about it. I had to go in and have them check me over. They said everything was fine but wanted me to have a ultrasound. The tech found a mass the size of a grapefuit in my uterus. They said I would need to go back in for surgery. I ended up not needing the surgery, they said that it is a blood clot that developed from a hematoma from the incision. The doctors all over the hospital know about my case
Fast forward to last Friday. I had a mass come out of my vagina. It was white and about the size of a bouncy ball. I called my doctors office and asked if I could speak to one of the doctors that are familiar with my case. I never got a call back until today. All the nurse was concerned about was whether I was pregnant or not. I explained what was going on and she just kept asking me if I was pregnant. I told her no and that I just wanted to ask any doctor that was familiar with what was going on if what came out of me was normal. I got the call from the nurse around 11:30. She said come in and they will look at you. I told her I have a 3 year old and a baby and no babysitter. She said how about tomorrow. Ok I live an hour away from my MIL so it's not like I can just get someone to watch my kids. That's besides the point I didn't want to go in because I know what they will say. You will need an ultrasound to see if the blood clot has shrunk. I just want to know what to look for as this blood clot breaks itself down.
I'm sorry this is so long. I really just needed to vent because of this damn nurse. I am not bashing nurses just irritated that she wouldn't listen to me.
Does anyone know if there is a medicine that can be taken to break down a blood clot? The doctors didn't want to go in and remove it by D&C because it would cause me to bleed more.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:46 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Health
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