Cleaning the uterus after childbirth
Child Development / / August 12, 2017
Cleaning after delivery: how it's performed, potential complications
When you need to do to clean the uterus after childbirth, as it happens and why it is necessary?It is a known medical procedure for many women.Absolutely the same is carried out for the removal of the ovum with missed abortion, abortion, for diagnostic purposes, if suspected, eg endometrial cancer.A cleaning of the uterus after childbirth, most often, it is an attempt to avoid the severe inflammatory process, if there are prerequisites to it.
What could be these premises?Immediately after birth the uterus manual cleaning can be carried out, if born during the inspection of the placenta (afterbirth) has doubts about its integrity.That is, a doctor suspects that the last part was in the uterus.In this case, women are given full anesthesia, and the doctor without any problems, through fully dilated cervix, cleans it from the residues of the placenta.Incidentally, such cleaning is needed after delivery and if not the last off.This is what happens when it is firmly attached.Again, the doctor helps the woman to finish delivery.separation of the placenta also hand held with cesarean section.
What are the possible complications after cleaning the uterus, it is well known that it is quite traumatic procedure?In fact, during her in the hospital any problems are extremely rare.Usually hospitals before discharge carried ultrasound.And sometimes, if necessary, is usually carried out or vacuum-cleaning the uterus.It is not dangerous, if all of the conditions of sterility.
By the way, regarding the application of various gynecological instruments for this procedure.There are cases of medical practice, when the consequences were fatal uterus cleaning.It is considered much safer internal os is open, conduct medical procedures on the uterus manually cleaned.As it turns out much more carefully.And this heavy bleeding, which happens when performed instrumental curettage of the uterus after delivery, not observed.
But clots in the uterus after the birth of a child is at all women, but not all do curettage, manual or instrumental, the uterus.And it is right.Most maternity hospitals absolutely all women in labor for three days after birth put oxytocin intramuscularly.It's a drug that leads to strong uterine contractions, helps it to empty faster.Sometimes therapy with this drug should be extended.But just profuse discharge after birth - this is not always an indication for such a traumatic procedure as the uterus cleaning, it must be carried out only as a last resort.Normally, profuse discharge in women observed in the first 5-7 days after birth.And then begin to decline.But may persist for 6, 8 and sometimes even weeks.
less hazardous cleaning vacuum the uterus after childbirth, as during her uterus itself is not directly affected.The very tube device is easily inserted into the uterus through a small diameter.And for that the doctor did not even need to use the cervical dilators, and so it ajar.And cleaning the uterus after childbirth so rarely performed under general anesthesia, because the pain is minimal.The woman feels about the same as during menstruation, when the doctor with the help of a vacuum removes clots from the uterus.
blood clots in the uterus after childbirth is not always "provide" clean, in addition of oxytocin, there are folk remedies to help his reproductive system.For example, you can drink a tincture of water pepper.Also good effect sleep has on her stomach and wearing a bandage postpartum.
But if separation after cleaning the uterus does not end there because there formed placental polyp, it has nowhere to go, to do curettage, and better yet, hysteroscopy, because in this way the doctor can, without damaging the whole uterus, remove it polyp.Does it hurt to do to clean the uterus a few weeks after the baby is born?Yes, this does not hold good without anesthesia, because the cervix is time to close.And it was her instrumental extension of the most painful.
How do uterine cleansing after childbirth, a woman what to do?Complete ultrasound and get a referral from a doctor on the procedure.Pass blood tests and swabs.And on the appointed day to come to the hospital.The procedure itself lasts no more than 20-30 minutes, make a general or local anesthesia.After the woman should lie down for about 2 hours and you can go home.