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Caesarean, spleenectomy, hysterectomy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 20, 2009
  • 08:18 AM

I have a question. Has anyone ever heard of a person having have to have the following in this order:
Induction of baby at 41 weeks 12 hours of labour with epidural after 5 hours. baby not in right position and only 9cm dilated. Dr decides an emergency caesarean is required. all went well baby delivered. patient back to recovery, crash has 2 blood transfusions rushed back to surgery with suspected atonic uterus, only to find uterus intact, bleeding appeared to be coming from upper left hand side of abdomen, laparotomy preformed to discover bleeding from hilum of spleen with total blood loss of 6 litres, pleenectomy performed then uterus was atonic lots of things tried to rectify but emergency hysterectomy preformed deemed to be life saving procedures.
I have tried to find some similar cases but with no luck. If anyonae has any information would love to hear

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  • oh and she is only 20 years old
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • sometimes these things happen. Having a C-section is MAJOR surgery. going through labor is traumatic on your body. think about it. Your insides are being messed with and pulled and yanked and something might likely tear away. It happend to my sister.When she had her second child by c-section they had to go back and do emergency surgey because she was losing blood. Found out her uterus was torn away from the back of her, somehow. These things happen.Freaky things happen in surgery. I've had 3 c-sections and a hysterectomy with no complications. I was one of the lucky ones, I guess.But, these things happen.Just remember, there are OTHER organs inside your body that are all attached within one another by either blood vessels, muscles, etc.
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