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Help!  Spotting at 1 wk. post op when none before! Help! Spotting at 1 wk. post op when none before!

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Unread 08-30-2004, 10:41 AM
Help! Spotting at 1 wk. post op when none before!


I had my TAH/BSO on 8/23. In the hospital I had minimal teeny amounts of bleeding vaginally.

Since coming home I'd had NONE.

Yesterday I rushed around a bit when my son let out a visitors dog accidentally...(ACK!) I didn't run exactly, but I'd been moving much quicker than I had previously...

Also I had a horrible coughing spell earlier in the day and when I coughed I literally felt like I'd ripped something inside.

Anyway, about 2 hours later I went to the bathroom and was surprised to see blood in my panties.

I've been spotting a minimal amount since, mainly after going to the bathroom.

Is this normal or do you think I should call the dr.?
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Unread 08-30-2004, 11:20 AM
Help! Spotting at 1 wk. post op when none before!

You may have over done it that day. I also had spotting, and I called my Dr. He said that I needed to remember I just had major surgery, and that 10 years ago women stayed in the hospital for a week after a hyster. So basically he told me I needed to relax, put my feet up and rest.

Good Luck to you!


Just my opinion...Not medical advice.
Unread 08-30-2004, 11:23 AM
Help! Spotting at 1 wk. post op when none before!

Hi Rebz.

It might put your mind at ease to call your Doc. and have a word.

According to the leaflet they gave me when I left hospital, it is quite normal to bleed a little for some time after the op.
I hope that helps reassure you a little.

Take it easy!!

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Unread 08-30-2004, 11:27 AM
Help! Spotting at 1 wk. post op when none before!

I haven't had any spotting since about day one, but I've been wondering about that too. I've heard that some women have some about 7 - 10 days post op as the stitches start to dissolve. It's probably a combination of timing and increased activity (as long as it's not heavy, bright red bleeding). If you're concerned you could check with your MD... I think I may have overdone it yesterday too...I think I'll take it a little easier today. It's sometimes hard to do since most of us are not used to "taking it easy" on a regular basis. Good luck
Unread 08-30-2004, 11:34 AM
Help! Spotting at 1 wk. post op when none before!

I've had spotting on and off since surgery. It is worse on days that I am active. It is normal for it to come and go. My dr. said to expect some spotting up to 6 weeks. If you're concerned I would call the dr. office. That's what they are there for!

Be a good and relax whenever possible.
Unread 08-30-2004, 02:32 PM
Help! Spotting at 1 wk. post op when none before!

I think yesterday was the day to over do it. I too pushed myself a bit too much and ended up spotting and sore. Today I'm laying low watching movies and not walking around too much.
We have to remember 1 week is not enough time to heal on the inside.

So we must all continue to pamper the princess!!!

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