Throughout pregnancy, a woman is waiting for childbirth and the birth of a long-awaited baby, ready to take care of him, devote all her time. But sometimes after childbirth a complication occurs in the female body, which can occur both after the natural process of childbirth and after a cesarean section, which is called the placental polyp. Its cause is the not completely removed layer of the placenta, or its very small piece.
Symptoms and signs
After a woman’s birth, bloody discharge is a natural indicator, but when they are plentiful, last a long time and are accompanied by painful sensations, these are symptoms of a placental polyp, and you should immediately sound the alarm.
Prolonged bleeding can lead to anemia or inflammation of the uterus, which is very dangerous for any woman.
First of all, you need to consult a specialist in a antenatal clinic, but the problem is that the placental polyp after birth without a special examination is very difficult to determine. The disease can develop not only after childbirth, but also after an abortion or therapeutic curettage, so women should listen to their feelings, and in case of malfunctions in the body, immediately consult a doctor.
When a woman visits a clinic with prolonged bleeding after childbirth, the doctor examines the patient, prescribes tests, and always sends him for an ultrasound examination. In an ultrasound study, the placental polyp can be determined immediately, a clot with a certain echogenicity will be visible in the image.
The doctor may suggest a woman to conduct a manual examination of the uterine space. This procedure is unpleasant, but necessary to identify problems. With such an examination, it immediately becomes clear that this is a placental polyp, after lightly touching a bloody clot of cyanotic or purplish-purple color – it bleeds heavily.
After diagnosing the disease and confirming the diagnosis, treatment of the placental polyp after childbirth should be started immediately. The woman is placed in a hospital, where they conduct a full course of procedures, which begins with surgery. Curettage of the placental polyp or vacuum aspiration occurs under anesthesia, so the woman during the procedure does not feel unpleasant and painful sensations. To prevent inflammation, specialists usually prescribe a course of antibiotics, and iron-containing drugs that prevent anemia from developing.
The result of curettage is sent to the laboratory for histological examination. As a result of it, doctors find out what caused the disease and which cells the polyp contains. The conclusion of the examination helps to correctly voice the diagnosis of the disease and conduct a complete treatment to prevent similar cases in the future.
To prevent the risk of developing a disease – a placental polyp after childbirth, you should contact your doctor before discharge from the hospital, with a request to conduct a further study of the uterine space if a woman experiences discomfort or pain. This can prevent the development of a placental polyp in a strong stage. Running the disease is strictly prohibited, it will not pass and will not resolve itself. If a woman ignores the disease, she may remain infertile in the future, or lose her uterus.
It is important to take care of yourself not only during the course of pregnancy, but also after delivery. The baby needs a healthy mother who will surround him with love and care, and health is the key to a long and happy life.