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my symptoms<br><br>
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These are my symptoms:<br>
*right after birth placenta membranes didn't want to completely detach, i think that instead of it finally coming out that the membrane that was still attached to my uterus just broke off.<br>
* Extremely painful contractions when BF baby, worse than labor contractions. this lasted for 5 days<br>
*during this five day period i had terrible back muscle pain, i attributed it to back labor. My UTERUS hurt badly and was more like sharp stabbing pains (same in my cervix), not very much bleeding after the first day. it didn't smell any different than after my other kids. extreme fatigue!<br>
* two days ago my bleeding picked up very noticably! my back and shoulder blade area became sore to the touch.<br>
* felt fine sat and sun. almost normal again ecept for spinal pain, something shifted during labor...<br>
* Woke up this morning with stabbing pains like gas pains but these felt like i was being lanced through... got up tried to use the bathroom, nothing happened. IT HURT TO PEE, felt like my uterus was being pushed out, had sharp stabbing pains in my cervix. Waas shaking uncontrollably. tried a hot bath, DID NOT HELP AT ALL!<br>
went back to bed to try and sleep it off.<br>
When I woke up I hurt so bad all over achy and sore even my head felt bruised, the stabbing pains were not as intense. Now and ever since i have felt like i am being squished and can hardly breathe, feel like domeone shot a cannon ball at my gut. i have lots of pressure in my bum area and it still hurts terribly to pee. ihunch over when i walk b/c it hurts everywhere to stand up straight.<br>
i dont have ins or medicaid so i can't just walk into a docs office for normal pains and would appreciate any advice that you could give. Thank you very much if you read this. has anyone ever treated this with herbs.<br>
Oh and my baby Was born on Nov. 20th symptoms started that day.
 

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These aren't normal pains, yes back pain and strong uterine cramps are normal, but not all this. But you could well have retained some placenta or membranes. Check your temperature, if you have a fever there's a sure sign of infection. You need to get some real help not who knows who on the internet. Did you UC or have a midwife? If you had a care provider talk to them! A midwife might help for a low cost you even if she wasn't your CP, worth a try. If you need a doctor go to one though, if things got worse it would cost more to fix. Seriously.
 

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I would go to the emergency room at this point if I was in this situation. Those symptoms are not normal.
 

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You need to get checked out... could be uterine infection but also some of those symptoms fit the bill for a kidney stone attack/infection also.
 

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I had similar symptoms after my second labour. Actually went to ER as I was doubled over in pain and it was night time. I had been driving home with the two kids and had to pull over and call someone to come get me. I did have the tiniest amount of retained placenta. Tiny, yet it caused all sorts of horrible issues. easily treated though, once diagnosed. This can be very serious. Highly recommend seeing a health care professional. Hope you feel better soon.
 

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Go to the ER immediately. It sounds quite serious and like something needs to be done to resolve the issue, and if left unresolved could affect your health and fertility quite horribly.
 

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That does not sound like a totally normal postpartum experience. Go in and get checked out right away.
 

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Agreeing with everyone else. If not a uterine infection, then maybe a urinary tract infection or something else that you should be seen for.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You need to get checked out... could be uterine infection but also some of those symptoms fit the bill for a kidney stone attack/infection also.</div>
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yeah I agree. I had uterine infection following the birth of my son. My fever spiked to 105. So I think you would have a very high fever. but I would still get check out.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">yeah I agree. I had uterine infection following the birth of my son. My fever spiked to 105. So I think you would have a very high fever. but I would still get check out.</div>
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Not all infections have a fever. Most do however in some cases especially sepsis your temperature can drop...<br><br>
I already posted on your thread in UC... i hope you have sought out help by now.
 

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Thinking of you and hope you got some answers and are on the mend.
 

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****UPDATE*****<br><br>
I am a close friend of ABell and I am sure she would want you all to know she is doing fine, she went to the ER and after having and ultra sound found out she had a UTI.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">****UPDATE*****<br><br>
I am a close friend of ABell and I am sure she would want you all to know she is doing fine, she went to the ER and after having and ultra sound found out she had a UTI.</div>
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Thanks for the update!!!!!!!!! I was thinking about her
 

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I'm glad she found an answer and got some relief! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thank you all for your concern, it means alot to me. Iam feeling much better now.</div>
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So glad mama. Those infections can be nasty. Take good care of yourself. Best wishes to you.
 

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So glad it wasn't uterine sepsis or something more serious! UTIs are no fun but I'd take that over a uterine or blood infection ANY day! Hope you're feeling well mama.
 
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