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Unread 04-19-2006, 03:59 PM

I still have not gotten in to see my doctor yet, and I'm getting worried that I might end up having to have surgery based on all the other posts I am reading. I am not taking any hormones, and was wondering if anyone knows if this might be a cause for spotting???
Jody........thanks for the update on your surgery.......hopefully you are feeling better and hopefully this will take care of the bleeding once and for all........keep thinking positive!!
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Unread 04-19-2006, 09:14 PM

If you only had a partial hysterectomy (leaving the cervix), you can have 'mini periods' postop. This happens reasonably frequently from what I've read around here. That could explain bleeding for 3-5 days once a month for example, but if you've had a TAH then that won't happen. Whatever's causing your bleeding needs checking out as Maralyn said. Please pick up that phone and make an appointment or we'll all just worry about you don't want us to do that do you?

Unread 04-23-2006, 04:58 PM

Bettybadge I agree with Silverfern. If you had a partial yes it's possible that you may be having mini periods and that may be why your dr. said it was normal. Women who keep their cervix can have mini periods. However if your dr. cannot do anything in the office to help get rid of your mini periods than you may want to go to another gyn to see if he/she can do anything to help stop the mini periods. The term hysterectomy refers to the removal of the uterus. If the entire uterus is removed it's called a total hysterectomy. The cervix is just the neck of the uterus and is part of the uterus. If the cervix is left it's called a partial, supracervical, or subtotal. If the ovaries are taken which they weren't in your case then you it would be called a BSO for (bilateral =both salpingo=tubes, oopherectomy=ovaries).

Good luck to you and I really hope that you find a dr. willing to take care of your mini periods. It's to bad that your dr. didn't inform you that mini periods can happen for women keeping the cervix. I hope that the other dr. you are going to will be helping you out. I've heard there is an in office procedure that can be done to help stop the mini periods. Let us know what happens please. s

TVH-kept ovaries while awake with a spinal, multiple silver nitrate treatments for granulation to clear it up.
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Unread 05-04-2006, 09:16 PM

Hello Again,
Went for my 2 week check up this week. No exam. Will get that at 6 week check up. My Dr. went way up in my vaginal corners and recut to pull & stitch some more skin over where he thinks it could be bleeding from. I know he isn't 100 % on this being the spot, but as I said before, he said this could be the only place it could be coming from. About a week after surgery, I developed a UTI infection. My family Dr. said my urine was a mess. I felt lousy also. He put me on a strong antibiotic. My gyno said if it were to get worse to give him a call before my 6 week check up. I feel I got it from surgery. Who knows!!! Anyways, I'm still spotting as of yet. We'll see if it stops before my next check up. Mine hasn't stopped since Dec. 28, 05. Not sure what to do next if this didn't help....


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