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Vaginal Bleeding After An Appendectomy
What is considered normal vaginal bleeding during sexual intercourse after an abdominal hysterectomy?
No bleeding: No bleeding during vaginal intercourse is considered normal. If that is a persistent problem, you need to see your gyn md for an examination to determine where it is coming from. ...Read more
An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more
Common problem: vaginal bleeding is a common problem due to the diminished estrogen hormone present. Estrogen normally maintains the vaginal lining. With decreased levels, the lining is thin and prone to irritation. The friction of intercourse can cause bleeding of this thin lining. Urinary bleeding can be confused as coming from the vagina. vaginal infections can also cause bleeding due lining irritation. ...Read more
Vaginal sensitivity: after hysterectomy, there is decreased estrogen hormone levels. This hormone normally maintains the vaginal lining. When it is diminished, the lining is friable (thin and unprotected). It can bleed from the friction of intercourse. Infection can also make the vagina friable: bacterial vaginosis from the changed acid-base balance (pH), yeast, trichomonas. Also urinary bleeding can be mistaken. ...Read more
A defect, not a tear: The healing of a vaginal cuff after vaginal hysterectomy is not always predictable or may not be complete or smooth for several weeks after surgery. A defect in the vaginal scar may on occasions occur without symptoms but it would be rather unlikely although not impossible that a "cuff tear" would take place without bleeding ". ...Read more
Is two weeks after surgery too early to have vaginal intercourse after a supracervical hysterectomy?
Bleeding after abort: Bleeding from the rectal area after an abortion can be worrisome. A trauma during surgery could be a possibility although rare. Please have your physcian examine you to make sure the bleeding its really from the rectal area instead of vaginally. Someties patients can have internal hemorrhoids and the bleeding doesnt have anything to do with the surgery. ...Read more
I am having a myomectomy next month. Will having an IUD inserted right after a vaginal myomectomy cause scarring or infection?
I had an abdomina hysterectomy; is it normal for me to have vaginal bleeing during sexual intercourse?
It depends.: It's important for the surgeon to look to make sure the sutures are still intact. Did they take your ovaries too? If so you may have vaginal dryness and pain. if appropriate this can be treated with vaginal estrogen cream. If just your uterus is now gone your ovaries should still be working and you should not be experiencing dryness and bleeding. Please see your surgeon ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks: If the entire uterus is taken at the time of hysterectomy, then there is an incision at the top of the vagina that needs to heal for 6 full weeks before having sex. If the cervix was left in place during hysterectomy then it may be possible to have sex 2 weeks after a hysterectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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