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Post Hysterectomy Bleeding Causes
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
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. ...Read more
Infection?: It could be due to infection of the vagina, thin / fragile vaginal lining or possibly an abnormal growth in vagina. You need to see your OB/GYN for exam. ...Read more
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
I am having internal bleeding in vaginal and in my bowels, I had a hysterectomy over 20 years ago. What could cause this.?
Please: You need to be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more
I had a total vaginal hysterectomy in dec 2002. However I started bleeding 3 days ago. Any ideas as to what may have caused this?
Which are the causes of vulvar bleeding\u0026#40; not vaginal bleeding\u0026#41;? No other symptoms. In 2008 I did hysterectomy. Thanks
Many possibilities: The first thing to do is to look at your vulva and see if there is anything there. Sometimes that is hard to do, so I recommend seeing an ob/gyn. There are many reasons for bleeding including skin condition, infection, itching, and tumors. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Some people develop extra tissue at the back of the vagina called granulation tissue. This can be removed in the office. If you still have your cervix then some people continue to have light periods. Bleeding 2 years after a hysterectomy needs to be evaluated by your surgeon in the office. ...Read more
Hello. I had an partial hysterectomy 2 years ago. Now I am having vaginal bleeding. Why an what causes this to happen?
Still bleeding: Hi! It's unusual and generally abnormal to bleed after having a hysterectomy. However you stated that you had a partial hysterectomy which may mean that your cervix was left behind and that can cause bleeding. Another reason for the bleeding be that something could be irritating the vaginal incision from your hysterectomy. Either way, I strongly recommend you see a gynecologist. Good Luck! ...Read more
Vaginitis: When they do a hysterectomy, they close the end of the vagina and there is no connection with the internal organs. So, bleeding occurs locally in the vagina. Infectious causes? Bacterial vaginosis, yeast or trichomonas. After hysterectomy and with aging the vagina can also be bleeding from diminished estrogen hormone that normally maintains the lining. Sometimes bleeding from urine confused. ...Read more
I'm Having A Complete Hysterectomy But I'm On Mobic (meloxicam) And Baclofen. Will THis Cause Bleeding Issues?
I had a full hysterectomy over a year ago I still have my ovaries but everything else is gone I have been having cramps that wake me out of my sleep, what could be causeing it and should I be conserned? I also have been bleeding a bit the past two weeks a
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.
MRI of pelvis report said changes consistent with adenomyosis. Is it true adenomyosis will eventually cause heavy bleeding/pain &need for hysterectomy?
Why was the MRI done:
Incidental findings like this one are not uncommon. That is why we do not advice doing tests (like MRI) without a clear reason/search for a specific diagnosis causing unexplained pain or swelling.
I would advice you to wait to worry about all the consequences of adenomyosis when you/we are not even sure that you have this diagnosis! (worry when you have a real problem, not in anticipation! ...Read more
I'm having a lot of irregular periods and extreme amounts of bleeding when I have sex. Causes? Affect of fertility? Mom had hysterectomy From keloids
See GYN: If you have had so much problem especially with extreme amount of bleeding after sex, you need to consult your GYN doctor. In post-menopausal women not on HRT, the vaginal area may get too dry and lubricant prior to sex may help. However it is best to get checked out to make sure that there is nothing more serious. ...Read more
I have hemorrhagic cystitis I hurt in my left kidney an bleed bad when I pee I had a hysterectomy. I hurt bad in private what causes this to happen?
Not GYN: While you bring up the issue of the prior hysterectomy, it does not sound like this is the issue. If you have blood in your urine, and your left kidney hurts, then you need urgent evaluation for a kidney infection or kidney stones. When they workup the problem, discuss the prior hysterectomy and make sure they are not thinking it is a contributing factor! ...Read more
Had partial vaginal hysterectomy 7 yrs ago. 3 months ago, began wrking w/ personal trainer. Can scar tissue cause gut-ripping pain. Will it bleed inter?
"Gut-ripping" bad!: Scarring or adhesions from surgery can tear with activity, and it can cause pain, although usually not bleeding. However, pain described as "gut-wrenching" sounds pretty bad. If that is continuing, you should be seen so a good history and exam can be done to give you a better answer! ...Read more
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
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
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 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
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
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