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I'm 28 yrs old and just had a hysterectomy 1 1/2 weeks ago. I am having increased pain and a foul/rotten smelling brown discharge. Is this normal?

I'm 28 yrs old and just had a hysterectomy 1 1/2 weeks ago. I am having increased pain and a foul/rotten smelling brown discharge. Is this normal?

Possible infection?: If you are having severe pain and fuel smelling discharge after surgery this might be caused by an infection which might happen after this type of procedure. Please try to see your gyn provider asap in order to get evaluated for this. If you are experiencing fever and extreme pain you should definitely go to the ed for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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I had a partial hysterectomy 28 years ago still have my overlies I have recently been having a black or very dark brown discharge. Iam 55?

I had a partial hysterectomy 28 years ago still have my overlies I have recently been having a black or very dark brown discharge. Iam 55?

See GYN: you should see your GYN immediately to get an assessment and other tests to help determine the cause of bleeding. It could be benign issues or could be a sign for something more concerning. An exam would help give you more information. ...Read more

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29y/o F had hysterectomy 2.5 yrs ago, having bloody and brown discharge, pelvic pain the past two weeks. Went to dr, swab test neg.. What is it?

29y/o F had hysterectomy 2.5 yrs ago, having bloody and brown discharge, pelvic pain the past two weeks. Went to dr, swab test neg.. What is it?

When you say : "swab test" do you mean Pap? Do you know what type of hysterectomy you got? Was it "supracervical" ie was the cervix spared? Still have ovaries? If you still have a cervix & ovaries, you may also have a teeny bit of uterus capable of making an endometrium. Vaginal fissures or cervical changes deeper than the swab can reach are also possible. Consider transvaginal ultrasound for further info. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge with a foul strong odor what can it be? I am 23 yrs old and had hysterectomy 2 yrs ago due to hemorrhage i only have ovaries in.

I have brown discharge with a foul strong odor what can it be? I am 23 yrs old and had hysterectomy 2 yrs ago due to hemorrhage i only have ovaries in.

Those : Those symptoms are concerning for infection. Please be seen immediately and have cultures taken. Also please be sure your pap smear is up to date. If your doctor can't see you, or if you have fever, pain, or vomiting, then you will have to be seen in the er. ...Read more

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Complete hysterectomy at age 25. Age 51. Have dark brown discharge for over a month with no odor. Pelvic cramps, lower back ache and burning?

Complete hysterectomy at age 25.  Age 51. Have dark brown discharge for over a month with no odor. Pelvic cramps, lower back ache and burning?

Determine source: May be due to a vaginal infection or abnormality of the vagina. Was your cervix removed at time of hysterectomy ? Would recommend seeing your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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