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Unread 02-26-2011, 09:49 AM
Bleeding during/after bowel movement

Hi ladies. I am 10 days postop from a daVinci complete hysterectomy for a positive BRAC2 (I had breast cancer 8 years ago).

I have had little to no bleeding but when ever I have a bowel movement (which seems to be much more regularly than preop) I bleed. Is this normal?

Also, I haven't taken any pain meds for about a week now and I'm not in pain but I feel a general heaviness in my lower abdomen. Not painful but just uncomfortable. I'm guessing this is normal but how long does it last?

I'm so glad a friend told me about this site. I love and trust my doctor but it's nice to talk to someone who's been through it, ya know?

Unread 03-07-2011, 06:53 AM
Re: Bleeding during/after bowel movement

Jamjar -

Glad you made it to post-op.

The heaviness is a normal feeling as we heal. Things are swollen and sore so just part of the process.

As for the bleeding, if you had constipation you may have developed what is called an anal fissure, a small tear in the rectum. Talk to your Dr. about it. It is usually bright red blood and can be treated with a steroid cream.

Unread 03-07-2011, 10:58 PM
Re: Bleeding during/after bowel movement

Hi there! I had a davinci also .. I am now almost 5 months post op... at about 5 weeks I also started bleeding after a BM.. I rushed to the emrgency room paranoid.. and had a full on exam,which I didn't even know was possible at that time...I was told I possibly tore a stich while straining.. but other than that all was fine I'm sure everything is fine.. if you get worried call your Dr... take care sister
Unread 03-08-2011, 02:05 AM
Re: Bleeding during/after bowel movement

hi karen everything that you have said you are going threw i have gone threw. i'm 8 weeks post op and for 5 of those weeks everytime i went for a BM i would bleed from the vigina and from the rectum, this got me down. but now its stopped thank god, its been 11 days since any bleeding.
i'd see the doctor if your really worried but if your like me it will stop, look after yourself

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