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I had a partial vaginal hysterectomy 8 months ago and today I started bleeding. It looks like heavy menstrual blood with clots. No pain or cramps. ?

I had a partial vaginal hysterectomy 8 months ago and today I started bleeding. It looks like heavy menstrual blood with clots. No pain or cramps. ?

Call your surgeon: This may be granulation tissue bleeding from the vaginal cuff where the vagina was sewn closed which can be treated sometimes in the office. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Vaginal Hysterectomy (Definition)

Vaginal hysterectomy is removal of the uterus through the vagina. Recovery is quicker than removing the uterus through the abdominal wall. There ...Read more

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I had a vaginal hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. I started getting abdominal cramps. What should I do?

I had a vaginal hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. I started getting abdominal cramps. What should I do?

Always check with Dr: It is common to have aches and pains and cramps for a period of time after hysterectomies through whatever approach (vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic or abdominal). It is often the bowels moving slowly or small adhesions developing, for example. It may also be signs of a urine infection or small fluid collection near the vagina on the inside. Always check with your doctor if no rapid improvement. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Avoid heavy detergents and soaps
Once
Avoid tight,t constrictive, non-breathable clothing
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Eat a diet low in sugars and carbohydrates
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Take probiotics
Daily
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Is vaginal hysterectomy a very common procedure?

Is vaginal hysterectomy a very common procedure?

Yes: Hysterectomies are very common procedures. Many doctors, but not all, feel comfortable removing the uterus through the vagina. It is a great way to have the surgery that is less invasive then an abdominal procedure, results in less pain and risks with a quicker recovery. Talk to your doctor about all the options, pros and cons. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vaginal hysterectomy?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal hysterectomy?

Operation : Vaginal hysterectomy is removal of the uterus through the vagina. Recovery is quicker than removing the uterus through the abdominal wall. There is also less scaring. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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What happens during a vaginal hysterectomy and how long does it take?

What happens during a vaginal hysterectomy and how long does it take?

No visible scar: A circular incision is made around the cervix through the vaginal wall. The abdominal cavity is entered between the rectum and cervix through the vagina. The bladder is separated from the cervix. The arteries feeding the uterus are tied off and cut. The uterus is delivered through the vagina. The ligaments supporting the uterus and cervix are reattached to the vagina. The vagina is closed. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

The vaginal is self-cleaning. Avoid harsh douches
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When toileting, wipe front to back to avoid spreading germs to vagina.
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Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fiber, vegetables and protein.
once
Add a probiotic food like yougurt, sauerkraut, kimchee to your diet
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How is vaginal hysterectomy healing faster?

Less invasive: An advantage of vaginal hysterectomy is the lack of a large abdominal incision. Without that incision, there is usually less post-operative pain, so patients may return to regular activities more quickly and comfortably. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more

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