Postpartum Haemorrhage at 12 weeks

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Hi, I had to be taken to A&E by ambulance because of heavy bleeding with big frequent clots at almost 12 weeks post delivery. At hospital my blood test showed I am not anaemic, my blood pressure and temperature was normal. I was given medicine intravenously to reduce bleeding. When my bleeding signficantly decreased to a medium flow period, I was discharged in about 6 hours with blood clot medicine to take at home. I wasn't physically examined although I mentioned I had dull lower abdomen and lower back pain. I was also not offered an ultrasound. Since then I met my GP for an ultrasound referral and am currently awaiting to be contacted by hospital for an urgent Ultrasound as upon examination she confirmed my uteral is still pretty high up (near my navel) and has not gone down. I have a couple of big fibroids and had my breech baby by C-section (so I assume most of my placenta had been removed during my surgery). While I wait for my ultrasound I am worried and trying to figure out what could be the reason for such delayed haemorrhage. Pertinent to mention that since taking the medicines, my blood flow has reduced to a medium flow period. Thanks for your help. 

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    A possible complications following a cesarean section include the rupture of membranes and/or Postpartum Endometritis both of which can cause postnatal bleeding.

    I wouldn't worry about it too much as the bleeding is subsiding.

    If you start to experience abdominal pain or the flow should show signs of increasing please go to your local hospital as soon as possible.

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    If anything is left inside the uterus such as residual placenta, it usually gets infected. Since you don't have a fever, infection is unlikely. Have you been sexually active since delivery? Have you been passing clots or is it just frank blood? Since the uterus is not regressing, that is a concern. Hopefully a transvaginal ultrasound can be done and they can have a good look inside the uterus to catch the culprit. 
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