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How long is spotting after a hysterectomy normal? Everything removed but my ovaries.

How long is spotting after a hysterectomy normal? Everything removed but my ovaries.

4-8 weeks: As the vaginal cuff (the part that is closed where the uterus was attached) heals, you will have small amounts of spotting that will decrease with time. As the healing is completed in 1-2 months, it should spot. You should have a follow up appt with your surgeon for a check after ur surgery. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


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Is it normal to have spotting after a total hysterectomy years ago?

Is it normal to have spotting after a total hysterectomy years ago?

No: It is not normal to have spotting after a hysterectomy if your cervix was removed. Please seek evaluation by a provider. ...Read more

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Light cramping and bright spotting after a full hysterectomy 5 months ago.. Should I be concerned?

Light cramping and bright spotting after a full hysterectomy 5 months ago.. Should I be concerned?

Maybe: It could just be some granulation tissue at the vaginal cuff or vaginal atrophy. I would call your GYN Monday and schedule an appointment to evaluate the bleeding. If it was done due to cervical cancer, be more concerned. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a really bad order and spotting two weeks after a hysterectomy?

Odor: A really bad odor from any part of the body that does not usually smell bad is generally abnormal. A visit to the doctor for evaluation is warranted to ensure that the symptom is not related to an infection or other pathologic process. ...Read more

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Why am i still spotting 6 weeks after total hysterectomy?

Why am i still spotting 6 weeks after total hysterectomy?

Cuff bleeding: the apex of the vagina is closed and as it heals, it can bleed a little bit. It is common for a little bit of spotting to occur after a hysterectomy. Rarely, if the cervix or part of the uterus is left behind, there can be residual endometrial cells that can produce cyclic bleeding. Talk to the surgeon and a post operative exam can help you identify the culprit. Best wishes . Dr M ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm spotting and scared I had a hysterectomy, what should I do?

See your doctor: Vaginal bleeding after a hysterectomy is not normal, although it could be caused by something as simple as atrophy (thinning) of the vaginal lining. You should see your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy 3 weeks ago. Started spotting yesterday. Should I be concerned?

Had hysterectomy 3 weeks ago. Started spotting yesterday. Should I be concerned?

Spotting common: Spotting and some type of blood tinged discharge is common for up to 6 weeks after a hysterectomy. It can come and go. Get checked if heavy bleeding like menstrual flow or if spotting persists more than 6 weeks. ...Read more

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It's been 10 weeks since I had a partial hysterectomy, and I'm spotting is that normal?

NO: Please consult with your GYN- bleeding should have resolved by now, unless you are experiencing abnormal female hormonal fluctuations. ...Read more

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Post menopausal spotting of blood. 9 yrs since hysterectomy?

Post menopausal spotting of blood. 9 yrs since hysterectomy?

Spotting: You should not have spotting after hysterectomy. You should consult an Ob-Gyn to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a partial hysterectomy done about 2 or 3 years ago, about last year I started spotting for no reason.?

See gynecologist: Could be a serious issue and a partial hysterectomy leaves the cervix. Patients like could have spotting from a cervical lesion. Needs to be investigated promptly. Other considerations need to be taken as well. See your gyn as soon as possible especially if there a hx of abnormal pap smears. ...Read more

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I had a total da vinci hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. At the first pain was bad and now a tad better but still cramping bad and spotting. Is that normal?

I had a total da vinci hysterectomy 2 weeks ago.  At the first pain was bad and now a tad better but still cramping bad and spotting.  Is that normal?

Hysterectomy: You may still be going through the postoperative period but you should see the surgeon to make sure there is no complication developing. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy a year ago I just went to the bathroom and I am spotting...should I worry? I have been dizzy for days also

I had a hysterectomy a year ago I just went to the bathroom and I am spotting...should I worry? I have been dizzy for days also

Bleeding: "Spotting" associated with dizziness may indicate a serious loss of blood and should prompt an immediate examination. The bleeding you describe could originate from the bowel, bladder or tissue lining the genital tract. Please go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...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