I had a c-section and got a very large hematoma, it spanned from hip to hip and belly button to pubic. The bruising spread clear to my knees. It was not diagnosed for 1 week. I made several phone calls explaining the pain and bruising (not knowing at the time I was bleeding underneath the skin) and was told bruising is normal, see you on Monday. Well come Monday, I was rushed to the hospital for an emergency blood transfusion, blood count was 6.0.. Almost four months later, the blood in my abdomen has not reabsorbed and I can no longer see a doctor because I lost my insurance. My skin is still discolored and I can not do prolonged activity because of the pain. Every doctor said they've never seen one as big from a c-section and can only hope my body will reabsorb it, maybe within a year...I'd like to know if because it was put off from the dr.s and the problem got so bad..can I do anything. I have many children and can't do the normal things I use. I expected to come home and enjoy the first few months of the baby's life happy. Instead I was close to bleeding to death and could barely move. The dr. that did the c-section not once examined me, members within the practice did and of course they attempt to make this a not so big deal. A nurse of 30+ years said she never saw the likes of this and cried and told me I should do something about it because it was probably caused from the dr. cutting an artery without realizing it. He did rush through because there was an emergency c-section he had to get to. i also had a tubal ligation during the surgery and I felt it, even when told I wouldn't.
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