by missgamecock (6064 Posts), Tue Dec 12, 2006 08:38 pm
I am the queen of uterine infections! I have had them after both babies and after my lap in Oct. When I had an infection with Kirsten, they caught it in the hospital. I started to run a fever, and they were testing my pee constantly after she was born. The day before I was released, the nurse came in and said here take these, you have a uterine infection. I was on Duracef for 10 days. My symptoms before were fever and abdominal pain (more like bad cramps which I thought were normal). After Sara was born, again a uterine infection. This time it was a bad one. If I had waited till the office opened (48 hours) I would have had to have been readmitted. I had iv antibiotics and was released after the ER called my doc at home and conferred with him. So iv antibiotics, massive doses of Augmentin, and Lortab. I followed up two days later with my ob and he also prescribed an additional antibiotic (big doses of clindamycin) because I had Ecoli. He sent me for a US that showed retained parts. I had an emergency d&c that afternoon. Literally an hour after the imaging place called him, I was being prepped for surgery. The d&c got everything out of the uterus. Symptoms this time was fever, pain, really foul smell down there, discharge, stomach pain, feeling like I had the flu, exceesive bleeding, and chills. You could definitely tell by looking at me that I was really sick. I stayed on antibiotics for over a month.
Then I had a lap in October and got another one because they use a cannula to manipulate the uterus during surgery. ER visit for it because of a snow storm. I had fever, chills, nausea, excessive bleeding, stomach pain and felt sick. This time I got iv fluids, painkiller, and was put on Dyocycline max dose. They put me on it because they wanted me on a broad spectrum antibiotic. The ER dr conferred with my obgyn again on what to do. I was released on the Dyocycline and they offered a pain killer that I turned down.
All of my blood tests showed an elevated white blood cell count and white blood cells in the urine.
I'm sorry for the loss of your baby. Definitely see your dr. They will need to do some blood work, cervical and uterine cultures, and may send you for an US.