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Unread 02-16-2005, 09:27 PM
5 weeks PO

I'm 5 weeks post op and still having some pink discharge. I think I'm doing too much bending and stretching. I also have some pain on my left side (where my one remaining ovary is).
If I do anything, like walk around a store, or go out to dinner, I am exhausted and have to lay down. I'm still pretty tired all the time. Is this normal??

I had a LAVH with removal of one ovary. Before surgery I had to have 4 units of blood cause I lost so much. Maybe that's why I'm so tired? I see my gyno next week for my 2nd check up.

Does anyone at 5 weeks feel the same?
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Unread 02-17-2005, 04:11 AM
5 weeks PO

Hi Mary,

The initial recovery period from a hyst is generally accepted to be around 6 weeks, but for some it can take longer. Anemia can cause fatigue, so in your case, that certainly could be a major factor.

If you think you are being too active at this point, then there's a good chance that you are. Try and take things easier and continue to get lots of . I know it can be difficult to do, but it can be so worth it in the end.

Maybe you could give your Dr. a call now to get a blood test to check for anemia prior to your visit next week. Also, ask if there are specific things you can do to help, such as taking iron pills and/or eating an iron rich diet.

Best wishes and s

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