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Why do women have bleeding problems years after hysterectomies?

Why do women have bleeding problems years after hysterectomies?

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

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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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What are a few reasons why a woman who has had a partial hysterectomy seven years ago would have bright red bleeding after intercourse ?

What are a few reasons why a woman who has had a partial hysterectomy seven years ago  would have bright red bleeding after intercourse ?

Depends: The cervix could be the problem. A partial hysterectomy would leave the cervix. There would be risk for cervical dysplasia or cancer. A vaginal infection or vaginal cancer could cause bleeding. Granulation tissue on the hysterectomy scar can often result in bleeding. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a 63 yr old women 20 yrs post hysterectomy and this is the second time in a yr I have had a bleed thru problem what could it be?

I am a 63 yr old women 20 yrs post hysterectomy and this is the second time in a yr I have had a bleed thru problem what could it be?

Need a Gynecologic c: Post menopausal bleeding requires a gynecologic check up to find the cause. They will need to check your cervix and vagina(pelvic examination) to find the cause of bleeding which can be serious. So do not delay it anymore! ...Read more

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I am bleeding after having a patial hysterectomy 6 years ago just started bleeding?

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

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Bleeding 20 years after partial hysterectomy?

Bleeding 20 years after partial hysterectomy?

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

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Why would i bleeding 20 years after partial hysterectomy?

Why would i bleeding 20 years after partial hysterectomy?

Vaginal atrophy: It needs to be clarified whether or not you still have a cervix. If you still have a cervix, then you might be bleeding from the cervix. If you do not have a cervix, then vaginal bleeding is probably related to "thinning" and fragility of the vagina that comes with menopause. In either case, you must schedule a visit with an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I'm bleeding 6 years post hysterectomy, should I go to emergency room?

I'm bleeding 6 years post hysterectomy, should I go to emergency room?

Yes to ER: Yes. You should not be bleeding vaginally years after a hysterectomy. If it is not emergent, they will not admit you, and you will follow up with your doctor in the office. ...Read more

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It has been 9 years since i had a partial hysterectomy, I am bleeding, if this normal?

It has been 9 years since i had a partial hysterectomy, I am bleeding, if this normal?

Exam: Get an exam by your gynecologist. If by partial you mean they left your cervix then you might need a pap smear or test for infections. A thorough exam will help. ...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