Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: southeastern WI
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After I had my dd two years ago, I was still bleeding at 7 weeks PP and my midwife could tell that my uterus was larger than it should've been at that point. They did an ultrasound and found a fibrous blood clot that measured 1x2x3cm. After a round of methergine (drug to make the uterus contract) it was still there. The midwife wanted to schedule a D&C, but being petrified of that, I asked if we could try the methergine once more. She agreed and gave me a stronger dosage. Within a few days I passed the clot...definitely fibrous! It was like a piece of an organ or something. Very firm and gross. After that was expelled, the bleeding stopped. Great!
Here's the issue... Now, exactly 2 years later, I'm almost 7 weeks PP with my ds. Yup...still having PP bleeding. We moved since I had my dd, so I'm with an OB instead of the midwife from last time. I asked at 6 weeks when he'd be concerned that I was still bleeding. He asked how much I'm bleeding and I told him it was still bright red bleeding, like a light period. I told him what happened last time. He gave me a prescription for methergine. I just finished taking it, but am still bleeding. He told me to call him if after taking the meds I was still bleeding and we'd talk about a D&C. Well, I'm still bleeding the same amount.
I'm petrified of a D&C. I really don't want to be put all the way under with anesthesia, but I really don't want to be awake for it either. Is there some way that someone knows of to get the bleeding to stop so I don't have to have a D&C?
ETA: These were both C-section deliveries, if that makes a difference at all.