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Unread 11-18-2008, 08:45 PM
Bleeding after 2 years

I am wondering if there is anyone else that has had a Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy and has experenced bleeding. I had mine performed in August 2006 and started expercing light bleeding in February, now it happens every single month and seems to be like a small period (cramping included!) I went to the doctor when it first started and he did not seem to think much of it. Last night after having sex I started bleeing (this is the second time in a two month span this has occured.) I do not want to run to my OB if this is something that is common...PLEASE HELP
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Unread 11-19-2008, 08:48 AM
Bleeding after 2 years

I had a tah so I'm not real sure but my Dr. told me before I had my surgery that if she didn't take my cervics then I may still have mini periods. She did say that they might not start right away because she carterizes the cervics during the surgery so that could be whats happening with you. You might want to at least call your Dr. and see if this might be a possibility,and maybe keep a calander to see if it is a cycle
Unread 11-19-2008, 08:52 AM
Bleeding after 2 years


I'm sorry you're now experiencing this.

Cyclical bleeding (or "mini-periods") can occur if the cervix and ovaries are kept. However, the standard procedure is to cauterise the cervix which prevents this happening for the majority of ladies. If the cervix isn't cauterised, however, then any bleeding usually commences during the initial months following surgery. But, to suddenly start 18+ months down the line, is uncommon.

I'm obviously no expert, and the only possibilities I can think of are that your ovary function is changing (hence the sudden onset of monthly bleeding) or that, for some reason, your cervix needs re-cauterising. The new bleeding after sex could also be related to a change in ovary function (hormonal problems causing changes within the vaginal environment) or maybe entirely coincidental, with a different cause altogether.

Please don't hesitate to return to your doctor and ask again about cyclical bleeding starting 18 months post-op, and be sure to mention the bleeding after sex, also. Hopefully, a further examination or discussion will provide some extra clues and a solution.

Will you let us know what you find out? Sending all good wishes!


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