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Should I talk to my doctor about my retained placenta symptoms?

You should speak to your doctor if you experience symptoms consistent with retained placenta. While the doctor will often determine that you have retained placenta while you are in the hospital giving birth, sometimes pieces of the placenta are left inside the uterus. If you notice that you are bleeding heavily, if you have foul smelling discharge, or fever, you should call your doctor. Sweating, dizziness, and anxiety can occur if you lose a significant amount of blood, which can be dangerous. Infection is also a possibility, and it too can be dangerous.

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