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Unread 10-03-2003, 11:27 PM
Blood Clots & Bright Red Blood

Have any of you Hystersisters passed a blood (tissue?)clot the size of a plum? I'm 10 days post op (LAV & bladder sling) and feel great (no pain) but am a bit concerned about the amount of blood and clots I have been passing.... Any thoughts? Thank You!
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Unread 10-04-2003, 01:22 AM
Blood Clots & Bright Red Blood

Hi laurbug A plum is pretty darn large... I would give your DR's office a call and ask about this one. I had some clots during the first few days but nothing that large. By ten days post you should not be passing large amounts of blood.

Let us know what the DR says, OK? Oh, and please don't wait until Monday.... if necessary, get yourself to the ER this weekend in order to be seen. We want you to have a comfortable, uneventful recovery!

Unread 10-04-2003, 05:14 AM
Blood Clots & Bright Red Blood

Absolutely call your doctors office or have the doctor paged! My doctor said ANY bright red bleeding and ANY clots and you need to be seen. A plum sized clot is what I experienced when I was having a miscarriage. That is huge. Please don't wait.

Let us know how you are doing and what the doctor says. PLEASE take care of yourself.

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Unread 10-04-2003, 06:43 AM
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You really should call your .
I did have to go back to the ER two days after getting out of the hospital because of bleeding. I was terrified I was going to be readmitted. They swabbed the bleeding areas with some chemical and sent me home.
Please take care of yourself and let us know what the doctors say!!

TAH 09/16/03 (left ovaries)
Unread 10-04-2003, 07:47 PM
Blood Clots & Bright Red Blood

Thank you for your words of wisdom. I did call my Dr and she said the bleeding I was experiencing was not normal and if it kept occurring to get myself to an emergency room asap. She was not as worried about the clot as the blood flow because she said with the clot, the flow was slowing down enough to thicken up. She thinks I did too much and pulled out a stitch....I've learned my lesson and today I am keeping my feet up!
Unread 10-04-2003, 08:04 PM
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I'm glad you called your doctor! PLEASE keep your feet up and be a good . Take good care of yourself! We will have to send the pillow

Unread 10-05-2003, 08:17 AM
Blood Clots & Bright Red Blood


I am glad that you called your doctor!!

Sit back with your pillow and get your rest!

TAH 09/16/03 (left ovaries)
Unread 10-05-2003, 08:32 AM
golfball sized clots

Yes....I have experienced the golfball sized clots as well. My last three periods were that way. My periods get so heavy I cant leave the house and Im prisoner to the restroom every 10-15 minutes if Im lucky to get there before major leakage bypasses the tampon. I cant go anywhere, I cant move around, I cant do anything. The clots are terrible...huge...scary...but Ive grown accustomed to them now. I have since learned the massive cramps are the precurser and I take that as the 2 minute warning. My doctor is aware of this and just says its the way the fibroid is creating pressure and blockage and the cramps are when my body is expelling them.

So, youre not the only one with the huge clots. Its disgusting but I'll be happy when my LSH is done on OCT 31. No more mess.
Unread 10-05-2003, 11:46 AM
Blood Clots & Bright Red Blood

I think we have all had large clots at one time or another while we still had a uterus and were still having periods. They are annoying, sometimes disgusting or scary, but generally not life threatening.

What is different about laurbug's situation is that she no longer has a uterus, which is where all that blood used to come from. So, for a lady with no uterus to be shedding massive amounts of blood is of great concern, and the situation needs to be taken very seriously. Generally, after the first day or two, one should not experience large amounts of bleeding... it's an indication that something isn't closed off the way it should be, or a pool of blood internally such as a hematoma.

(((Laurbug))), I am very glad you called your DR and also that you are going to take it easy now. Please don't hesitate to get to the ER if the bleeding isn't down to a mere trickle, and keep us updated about how you're doing, OK? We worry about you.

Unread 10-05-2003, 12:17 PM
Blood Clots & Bright Red Blood

Yes...good advice for her to seek her Docs help. Just another mental note for me to be extra careful afterwards. =)

Take care all!!!

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