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Is it normal to bleed out of your vagina after a hysterectomy?

Is it normal to bleed out of your vagina after a hysterectomy?

Yes at first: In the first few weeks it is quite common to have some light bleeding from the vagina. There is an incision at the back of the vagina where the uterus used to be. This area goes through a healing process leading to light spotting. This bleeding should be minimal and temporary. If heavy and long lasting it should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Do you bleed out of your vagina long following a hysterectomy?

Do you bleed out of your vagina long following a hysterectomy?

NO: You may have some spotting for a few days to a week, if you are worried you should have already called the doc who did your surgery, or who is going to do your surgery , because it depends on what type and what instruments are used he or she should be answering that ? For you ! ...Read more

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What could cause bleeding in a vagina even after having a hysterectomy 18 months ago?

What could cause bleeding in a vagina even after having a hysterectomy 18 months ago?

Depends.: Granulation tissue is a type of tissue that can occur in the vagina after a hysterectomy. If you have your cervix that can bleed. Bleeding can also come from other sources like your bladder. To be sure - see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would cause bleeding in a vagina even after having a hysterectomy over a year ago?

I was wondering what would cause bleeding in a vagina even after having a hysterectomy over a year ago?

Need Screening: Vaginal bleeding a year after hysterectomy is unsual and not likely due to the surgery itself. Though the cause is likely multifactorial and benign, any type of cancer or malignancy must be ruled out through regular screening. Cancers of the ovary, vagina can still happen even after the uterus is removed. Hence the need for survelliance cannot be overstated. Your GYN doctor can assist you further. ...Read more

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Had a total Hysterectomy 5yrs ago and tonight at the end of sex I had a sharp pain in my vagina. now I feel sick. No bleeding. What could be going on?

Had a total Hysterectomy 5yrs ago and tonight at the end of sex I had a sharp pain in my vagina. now I feel sick. No bleeding. What could be going on?

Vaginal pain: Very likely some local tissue problem. Do go and see your Dr . It could be something at the vault of vagina , or higher up. Get to see your Dr. If it's severe go to the emergency room. Or urgent care. ...Read more

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I had a stool softening suppository placed in my vagina by accident. Will it cause harm? I am having some bleeding. I've had a hysterectomy.

I had a stool softening suppository placed in my vagina by accident.  Will it cause harm? I am having some bleeding. I've had a hysterectomy.

Not harmful: It is not harmful to have the suppository in the vagina. I you have had an hysterectomy and are bleeding from the vagina this should be evaluated by a gynecologist. They need to determine the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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Am bleeding from the vagina with no uterus and rectum recently had a partial hysterectomy but still bleed they removed my uterus recently found out my spleen is enlarged am bleeding from the rectum

Am bleeding from the vagina with no uterus and rectum recently had a partial hysterectomy but still bleed they removed my uterus recently found out my spleen is enlarged am bleeding from the rectum

You : You need an immediate medical evaluation if you are post-operative and having bleeding from the rectum. Please call your surgeon and seek out an immediate evaluation. If they can't see you then you will have to go to the er. Rectal bleeding in a post-operative patient is concerning. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have slight bleeding and a feeling of pressure outside vagina or vulva after a hysterctomy?

Is it normal to have slight bleeding and a feeling of pressure outside vagina or vulva after a hysterctomy?

Not worrisome: Light bleeding is common after hysterectomy, and pressure sensation is not unusual. You don't say how long after surgery, but symptoms generally get better over time. ...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