okay ladies I want to pick your brain....i went in to the ob's office today with the following symptoms. they ordered bloodwork and an ultrasound both of which were normal so they brushed off all of my symptoms and told me to call back in 2-3 months (!!!) if things didn't improve. what are your thoughts on what could be going on? (I ask this fully knowing that most of you are not medical professionals...i'm just trying to run through what could possibly be going on)
-Delivered on 6/19. Normal vaginal birth at home. I was 10 days past my edd and the placenta was heavily calcified and friable but to the best of my midwife's knowledge was intact.
-day 3 postpartum ended up with an intense uterine infection. passed 2 large pieces of membranes. 2 different antibiotics later the infection was gone by 2 weeks postpartum
-5 weeks postpartum i had signs of ovulation
-6 weeks postpartum i had what appeared to be a normal menses (I'm exclusively breastfeeding so was very surprised to have my menstrual cycle return so quickly)
-8 weeks postpartum I started spotting, but it was old, brownish-black thick spotting. heavy enough to wear a pad, but only had to change it once a day and more because it was icky and thick not because it was soaking through a pad.
-I've now been spotting for 10 days. it's still really dark and pretty thick. none of it has looked like fresh blood, even as it's gotten brighter/redder it's continued to be dark red. the blood is has a lot of small clots and bits of stringy material
-i'm down to 10 pounds BELOW my pre-pregnancy weight (without exercising or trying to loose weight)
-mild hand tremors
-slightly elevated bp
-dizziness and light headedness. sometimes momentarily so severe that i feel like i'm about to fall over and my vision goes black for a brief second
-at my appointment today the CNM said my uterus was "soft" and the size of a 10-12 week pregnant uterus
CBC came back normal, my hemoglobin is 14 (not sure yet about the other numbers)
They also ran a thyroid panel which came back normal
Pregnancy test was negative
ultrasound showed enlarged uterus but no retained products or excessive bleeding
What could be going on with my body???? Have any of you experienced or seen something similar???