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What can cause pain and pinkish discharge 3 yrs after partial hysterectomy?

What can cause pain and pinkish discharge 3 yrs after partial hysterectomy?

Granulation tissue: Vaginal cuff (the area where the vagina was closed after hysterectomy) granulation tissue, or erosion or abrasions of this site can cause the problem. Have a gyn md examine this area and sometimes this can be identified and treated with a siver nitrate stick applied to the area to help it heal.

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 hysterectomy on october 31, and on monday, I had a light red discharge of blood. Can stress cause this?

I had a hysterectomy on october 31, and on monday, I had a light red discharge of blood. Can stress cause this?

No: Depends on what type of hysterectomy you had. If you had a total, meaning uterus and cervix, this could be granulation tissue from your vaginal cuff. It could also be due to lack of estrogen from your vaginal walls. But stress alone won't cause this. Check with your gyn doctor for a check up to make sure everything is okay!

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Small amounts watery discharge post hysterectomy. Gyn thought fistula now says doesn't think so. Causes? Started on estrogen cream

Small amounts watery discharge post hysterectomy. Gyn thought fistula now says doesn't think so. Causes? Started on estrogen cream

Based on what?: My question would be, based on what evidence is it not a fistula? If that has truly been ruled out, than that's great, but otherwise keeping a high suspicion is prudent. If symptoms are resolving that is a good sign, but be vigilant, follow-up with your gyn, and consider a second opinion if concerned. Good luck!

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Is it common to have no discharge after a hysterectomy?

Yes: I would say that is great to have no problems after surgery.

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Had a hysterectomy 2 yrs ago now have bloody discharge, why?

Post hysterectomy: Sometimes we performed what is called a partial hysterectomy, meaning some remains of the cervix are still present. This can cause bleeding after a hysterectomy. Your obgyn should examine you to rule out bleeding from the urethra, vagina or from the rectum (ie hemorrhoids etc).

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Discharged in 5 days after hysterectomy when can I eat normal?

Discharged in 5 days after hysterectomy when can I eat normal?

Ask your surgeon: Hysterectomies can be done in different ways via laparascopy, vaginal or abdominal approaches or even with the davinci robot. If there was adhesions or a bowel injury your doctor may want a low residue diet. Please call and ask your surgeon's office.

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Had a hysterectomy about 5.5 weeks ago and now I sense an order with minimal discharge. Is this normal?

Had a hysterectomy about 5.5 weeks ago and now I sense an order with minimal discharge. Is this normal?

Need a GYN evaluatn: You most likely have a benign alteration in the normal vaginal bacteria called bacterial vaginosis (probably from the usual pre-surgical, intra-vaginal prep fluid). It can be easily treated with Flagyl (metronidazole), but you should see your doctor to get it checked out.

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I got a hysterectomy partial over a year ago now I feel like discharge is coming down but when I look nothing?

I got a hysterectomy partial over a year ago now I feel like discharge is coming down but when I look nothing?

Maybe: Maybe very small amount of discharge only? Maybe there's some altered sensation Maybe there's some type of infection May be worthwhile to get a Gyn exam

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I had a hysterectomy 2yrs and 3 months ago. Today I had a white odorless discharge should I go get checked out?

Yes, when uncertain: Have it medically checked. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for eval ; accurate dx.

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Why am I having smelly discharge, I had an hysterectomy 8 yrs ago?

Why am I having smelly discharge, I had an hysterectomy 8 yrs ago?

Likely unrelated.: There are many potential causes for a vaginal discharge with odor whether you have a uterus or not. Check with your doctor to determine the cause of this discharge. Hope this helps.

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Never seen my Dr after hysterectomy and was discharged with my incision opening up. Post 5 days now. How do I care for it?

Never seen my Dr after hysterectomy and was discharged with my incision opening up. Post 5 days now. How do I care for it?

Contact surgeon: I would contact your surgeon and make arrangements for follow up. If the incision is opened up a lot then it may need to be packed with gauze for dressing changes.

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I have undergone partial hysterectomy before four years. Now I am having odourlesss colourless fluid discharge. Is there any problem for me?

Unlikely: A discharge that is odorless and colorless and doesn't cause any irritation is most likely simply secretions from the vaginal glands. Most infectious discharges would have those other characteristics

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A month after my hysterectomy I still have a heavy discharge with some fresh blood. Is this normal. I do keep still and look after myself.

A month after my hysterectomy I still have a heavy discharge with some fresh blood. Is this normal. I do keep still and look after myself.

Not normal: See your doctor to rule out break-down of the vaginal cuff (extremely rare) or bleeding from vagina cuff edges (common).

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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.

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Orange discharge after hysterectomy. 5 weeks post op?

Probably benign: That is not terribly abnormal. If it persists you should see you surgeon for a pelvic exam. The vaginal cuff incision can form granulation tissue that will cause persistent bleeding - that is easy to treat.

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Could there be a problem if I am having vaginal discharge years after a hysterectomy?

Depends: It is normal to have some vaginal discharge. If there is discoloration or odor then the discharge may be an indication of a problem such as infection or cancer. You should see your doctor for an exam.

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