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Unread 04-10-2002, 10:18 AM
What does "packing" mean?

Does anyone know anything about the packing after a TVH.
I've heard about this but I still don't completely understand. Did anyone else have to have packing and if so why?
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Unread 04-10-2002, 10:37 AM
What does "packing" mean?

Hi, Tylerjlc:

Some doctors pack the vagina with gauze after a TVH, to control bleeding. Not all doctors use vaginal packing. Mine didn't.

The packing is removed the morning after the surgery. Some ladies have mentioned that the packing is somewhat uncomfortable, and that they were more comfortable after the packing was removed.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,
Unread 04-10-2002, 06:07 PM
What does "packing" mean?


Your question has given me one of my own. My doctor has said that I will have vaginal packing, but I am having a TAH. Is this common? Thanks.

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Unread 04-10-2002, 07:26 PM
What does "packing" mean?

I had the vaginal packing after my TVH 7 weeks ago..I was very uncomfortable the nite after my surgery with a pressure feeling in my lower back and I felt like I had to go to the bathroom horribly..My dr came in the next morning and removed the packing and that pain and pressure was gone..It did not hurt at all to take it out..No pain what soever. My Dr said it is like a super duper tampon...that is how it felt to take out too just like removing a tampon..I don't know about the packing with a TAH but am sure someone will be able to tell you about it. I can tell you it is nothing to fear or anything and taking it out is a breeze

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