I'm wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and what they did/do about it. Just as a warning, there is probably TMI in some parts and a lot of talk of bleeding. My doctor never marked anything as a "follow up" even though I went back countless times for the same issue, and now I have no insurance and a ton of bills to pay...Just hoping to find something close to an answer or a solution...
So after giving birth (vaginally) I hemorrhaged bad. A couple times per hour, for just over 9 hours, the nurse would come in and push down on my stomach really hard to pump out a softball sized blood clot. I was going through several of their giant pads every hour and went through tons of sheets and gowns. I was in the hospital for 5 days, being pushed around in a wheelchair because I was too weak to stand or even hold my baby for more than a few minutes at a time.
I bled heaviest the first week, then stopped within the next.
I was unable to breastfeed because I had absolutely no supply from the start.
About 2 months later, I had a horrible 2 week, gushing hemorrhaging-like period. I could literally feel "gushes" and "chunks" leaving my body. With the severe ones, I would get extremely dizzy. If I got up too fast, moved too quickly, or stood for too long, I would get dizzy and almost pass out. I couldn't trust myself to even hold my baby because that would tire me out within minutes and a few times I almost fell while carrying him. After 5 days I called my doctor. I had to call back 3 times to get them to understand something was not normal and that this was not a normal period. By the time I was seen I was in week 2 of the bloody massacre. My doctor thought it had just started that day and was surprised I bled so much for so long. He wanted to ignore it and wait for the next period to come along. Just told me to "take it easy."
He scheduled me blood tests and an ultrasound after my second one came around 3 weeks later just as bad as the first. All tests were in the "normal" range, but close to the "abnormal" ranges (if that makes sense). He claimed I had major calcification on my uterus, which he said was "extremely rare and strange for vaginal deliveries", but decided to "ignore it and see if it causes problems later."
It has been just over 6 months since I have given birth. Every now and then I swear I feel my uterus contract really hard, and its painful. When it does this a lot, I randomly bleed. I usually have about 2 random bleeds between periods. My periods are still heavy, long and I pass a lot of grape sized chunks. I've been on birth control pills for about 4 months.
Is it possible that there could still be placenta pieces in my uterus? Or that having them in there as long as i did caused something else to take longer to heal?
And has anyone ever had "Calcification" on their uterus? My doctor really didn't tell me anything other than its extremely rare and strange for a vaginal delivery and that he just wanted to wait to see if it caused problems.
Sorry to write you a book and thank you in advance to those who try to help/answer/share. <3