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Retained piece of the placenta after delivery, had a stillborn birth of 22 weeks. Any risk of infection ?

Hi. I am 8 weeks post stillborn birth of 22 weeks pregnant and it was just discovered that i have retained a piece of the placenta ....I have a doc apt with a new doctor aug 22nd....can i wait until then to consult and then schedule dnc or too long for risk of infection? I want to have my fibroids 5.6 cm removed along with any endometriosis at the same time.
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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Retained pieces can cause infection and secondary post partum haemorrhage

D&C should be done under antibiotic cover

Fibroids and endometriosis can be taken care of later on

Best wishes

Answered: Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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