I had an LSH on May 9th. I'm about 6 weeks out now, and have develped a fairly thick yellow discharge. I was wondering....is this normal??? Most of the posts that I've read regarding a yellow discharge, talk about the stitches dissolving and causing this - however, I did not have internal stitches.
I've also been having some stomach cramping/spasms, but don't know if it's related. I just returned from a trip overseas, so thinking it may be a bug of some sort???
Anyone have any insight on the discharge? I'm so tired of going to the Dr. I was hoping I could find out if it's a normal part of the healing process and save myself a trip.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
You have a thick discharge and pain. Please go to your Dr. (or at least phone). Your Dr will probably want to know if you have a fever (even slight) and will probably want to take a swab to culture it. It may be nothing but it is defintely worth getting checked out.
WEll, I still have a thick yellow discharge but no fever. I am informed I still have a stitch and that it is part of the healing process - plasma etc. My swab came back negative.
I would def recommend seeing your doctor for a swab and would be very interested to know the result. xx
After I posted I went ahead and made an appt. with the doctor...but can't get in until NEXT Wednesday! Just checked my temp, and don't have even a slight fever.
I've had a similiar stomach ailment about 3 months ago, and was diagnosed with gastroenteritis. This feels like the same thing with the stomach spasms. My bowels tend to 'go on strike' whenever I'm away from home, so I didn't have a bm for over a week!!! I took MOM when I got home on Sunday, and it was as painful as the first bm after my surgery - OUCH - I'm still not 'back on track' so that certainly may be contributing to the stomach issues. I also think I may have overdid things while on vacation....dragging around heavy luggage, doing a lot of walking, etc. Who knows????
Either way, I'm going to have it checked out. Hopefully it's not an infection, and will pass soon, because it is annoying to have to wear a pantyliner again - and just when I thought I was done with those darn things forever!!!!
I know what you mean valwp. I had an LSH on June 1st and have had the same thing. (the discharge). Although I haven't had the stomach problems. It will be interesting to see what your doctor has to say. I just had my 2wk post op and my doctor didn't seem concerned. I did have an infection within my incision though and he was more concerned about that. Keep us posted.
Hi everyone. I too had a yellow discharge but mine was an infection.. My doctor said that if your discharge is thick yellow, fever present or it smells than you need to see your doctor as soon as possible.. But if you have all symptoms at once go to emergency room..
when in doubt ask.... reba
When seeing the Urologist at four weeks out, I asked him about the yellow discharge, and he said it was normal and could last up to eight weeks. He did ask how many times I was having to change panty liners. It's now less than it was last week but does seem to increase the more activity I do. The stitches are finally starting to come out. My post-op with the GYN was this past Friday, and she too said the discharge is normal. When in doubt check it out.
Turns out that my discharge was a bacterial infection. Very common after surgery, according to my doctor. I've been on Metronidazole for nearly a week, and the discharge has lessened considerably, although not quite gone yet.
Thanks for your replies.
Am glad you called in- same basic thing happened to me I started the discharge & had a bit of strange odor- thought is was the 'normal' one that so many girls get- ended up in the ER yesterday barely a slight fever & cramping all across my lower abdomen- found out I had a bacterial infection with a secondary infection also- Infection was bad! They gave me both Metronidozole(Flagyl) pills & cleocin cream UGH. I wish I had called when it started! Always call the Dr... its better to be safe than sorry