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What causes bleeding a year after hysterectomy?

What causes bleeding a year after hysterectomy?

Depends.: Probably the most common reason for bleeding after a hysterectomy is granulation tissue where the vagina was sewn together. This tissue is normal healing tissue but bleeds easily. It can be removed in the office with silver nitrate or cautery. See your doctor to discuss the reason for your bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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Why do women have bleeding problems years after hysterectomies?

Why do women have bleeding problems years after hysterectomies?

You should not: You should not have bleeding after a hysterectomy unless you had a supracervical hysterectomy where a portion of the lower part of the uterus was left behind. If you are having bleeding you need to be examined by your doctor. A common cause is some extra scar tissue called granulation tissue at the very back of the vagina. ...Read more

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I am bleeding after having a patial hysterectomy 6 years ago just started bleeding?

Define "partial": What do you mean by a "partial" hysterectomy? This term, partial, has been mis-used and can be confusing. If you mean that you had your uterus removed, but your cervix remains, that is more accurately termed a supra-cervical hysterectomy. The cervix that is left behind may still have tissue in the canal that can bleed with your cycles. The best way to find out is to have an exam to confirm. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed after having a hysterectomy 3 yrs ago ? Bleeding and i had a hysterectomy

Is it normal to bleed after having a hysterectomy 3 yrs ago ? Bleeding  and i had a hysterectomy

You : You should definitely see your doctor for an exam. Any vaginal bleeding after a full recovery from a hysterectomy is not normal and should be evaluated sooner rather than later. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. I've had light to no bleeding till now. Having heavier bleeding but not enough to soak a pad/hr. What to do?

I had a hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. I've had light to no bleeding till now. Having heavier bleeding but not enough to soak a pad/hr.  What to do?

See gynecologist: You need to contact your gynecologist and get in to see the to see what is causing the heavier bleeding. At this point the bleeding should be getting less and stopping, not getting heavier. ...Read more

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I had hysterectomy on april 3but still having some bleeding like a cycle. Is that normal i gotten two different medicine to stop it and still bleeding?

I had hysterectomy on april 3but still having some bleeding like a cycle. Is that normal i gotten two different medicine to stop it and still bleeding?

Possibly: It is normal to have some light bleeding, i.e. A panty liner takes care of it. This can last for several weeks. Usually the bleeding will change to a pinkish/watery discharge as the tissue heals and the sutures dissolve. If your bleeding is heavier than this or if you are having a pain, fever, or foul smelling discharge; i would recommend seeing your doctor to get this looked at. ...Read more

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I am bleeding after a complete hysterectomy?

Go back to doctor: Go back asap and make sure there have been no complicaitons. ...Read more

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Bleeding 20 years after partial hysterectomy?

Bleeding 20 years after partial hysterectomy?

Not normal: If you had a partial hysterectomy (uterus only removed and ovaries/tubes left in) 20 years ago and are now having vaginal bleeding, you need to have it investigated as this would not be expected to occur at this stage of life. See your usual doctor to discuss. If he/she is unable to assess, then request referral to an ob/gyn physician. ...Read more

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Why am I bleeding after a partial hysterectomy?

Why am I bleeding after a partial hysterectomy?

After hysterectomy: If you had a supracervical hysterectomy it is not unusual to have mild light periods, depending on how much endometrial tissue is left behind. If your uterus and cervix were both removed, than any bleeding needs to be immediately investigated. Please contact your surgeon's office to set up an appointment. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more