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What can cause vaginal bleeding a year after a hysterectomy?

13 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts answered

Specializes in Gynecology

See your GYN: In the process of healing, any incision can develop granulation tissue, which is normal collection of blood vessels and connective tissue. Granulation tissue can also form at the top of the vagina in the months after hysterectomy. You should see your gyn to determine the source of the bleeding, and if it is granulation tissue it can be easily treated in the office.

Answered 6/6/2017


Dr. John Kirk answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

It depends: Not all hysterctomies successfully remove all bleeding. When the cervix is left in place, called a supracervical or subtotal hysterectomy from 2-18% of patients will continue to bleed. There are techniquies that can lower his risk but this is a major cause of the bleeding to which you refer. If in fact the cervix was also removed other causes like infection, trauma, or cancer must be ruled out.

Answered 7/9/2012


Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered

Specializes in American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Varies: Yeast, atrophy, infection, granulation tissue, and cancer are some of the possibilities. See your doctor for an exam.

Answered 5/7/2016



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