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8 months after delivery and placenta was left inside me
An_246877 posted:
I had my son November 2011 and had to have an emergency c-section. My son is doing great which Im so blessed and thank God every day for! I have been extremely sick since the surgery. I have continued to be in sever pain, headaches, nausea and overall weak. About a month after delivery I passed (what seemed to me to be huge) part of the placenta and ended up in the emergency room. They said that I had passed everything and should be fine. Well I have continued to get worse and worse. After two more trips to the ER and multiple trips to my dr I finally went to my dr and told her she HAD to do something I knew something was wrong. She did an ultrasound and there was still placenta tissue left. This was 8 months after me giving birth!! They have finally removed everything and Im feeling SO much better, except Im still a little nauseased in the evenings. What Im concerned about is what could the long-term effects be of that being left in me for so long? When I asked my dr if this would effect me having babys in the future she wouldnt answer me. Also Ive heard that Im at a greater chance of cancer now. Any advice or input I can get would be very much appreciated!
beckie_33 responded:
What I would like to know is why was the placenta left inside you in the first place? That should have been removed when you had your baby. I would go to a different doctor and get a second opinion and possibly sue the doctor who messed up in the first place. Leaving the placenta behind after delivery can cause many problems as you well know at this point. I wouldn't take silence for an answer.
PFERB7 replied to beckie_33's response:
Thank you so much for responding! Im trying to get into aanother doctor to get a second opinion but since I no longer have insurance nobody wants to take me in. I went to go see an attorney yesterday and they said that doctors can have "mistakes" and that since Im alive and dont have permanant damage (which i wont know that untill i see another docr) that its not really a malpractice case. I just cant believe that its ok for this to happen and nobody be liable for it! I have been extrememly sick for 8 months with many ER trips because nobody would listen to me or help me! Im so frustrated right now!
beckie_33 replied to PFERB7's response:
The attorney you talked to is a moron. Talk to a different one. The placentia shouldn't have been left inside and it wasn't just a "mistake." The doctor should have known better, he was being lazy and didn't do everything that he should have done. You've also got several ER visits and after having the remainding placentia removed there is enough evidence that the doctor didn't do what he was supposed to do. It sounds like the doctor who delivered your baby didn't even bother removing the placentia and just sewed you up after delivering your baby. That's no mistake!

Get all of your medical records from the ER visits and visits to your doctor and take them to a different attorney. The more info you have the better the case you can build.

I know what it's like not to have insurance and not being able to get into see a doctor. It's really frustrating. Some clinics have financial aid available for those who don't have insurance. I know that many IHC clinics will do that. I would call around and see what is available.

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