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Question re bleeding, menopause length and recovery time Question re bleeding, menopause length and recovery time

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Unread 08-23-2006, 01:25 AM
Question re bleeding, menopause length and recovery time

Hi there! I have a few questions for anyone that can offer advice. I am almost 2 weeks post-op and had the TAH/BSO and have noticed a slight increased in bleeding only after urination. It's not actually IN the urine but after I go. I dont saturate pads at all (not even one in 24 hrs) but I have noticed that it has slightly increase. Dr says this is normal but frankly what is "Normal" anyhow? The Dr did say this was a difficult surgery due to the mass build up of Endometriosis. My bladder and Uterus were literally fused together and there was a lot of internal scraping that had to be done. Is that where the blood is coming from? Secondly, how long does menopause usually last? I have no idea what kind of time frame I'm looking at. I didnt think I would be going through this at 29 yrs old! Lastly, what is the average recovery time (when will i start feeling like my old self again and not be so exhausted!). Thanks so much and I'm so glad I found this site! Any advice will be much appreciated.

S
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Unread 08-23-2006, 12:14 PM
Question re bleeding, menopause length and recovery time

Hi

You are very early post-op and will feel fatigue and have bleeding or drainage possibly up to 6 weeks with the drainage getting lighter as time goes by. You had a lot done inside so there are a lot of stitches and healing to take place as this is major surgery and any kind of abdominal surgery can be difficult and take time to heal.

Menopause symptoms are common after this surgery, and may especially be hard if you are young , as you are having an abrupt removal of hormones. It is hard to say how long the symptoms will last , anywhere from a year or more. We are all different in this regard. If you have had endo the dr may not want you to have hrt for several months, and then maybe a low dose if needed.

You can look at 6 -8 weeks to heal initially and several months up to year for some of us. I found it helpful to eat healthy, take vitamins, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, and vitamin E to help with symptoms.

We have a No-Hormone forum for those who cannot take hrt that have endo or other health issues that you might want to check out. Also our Resources library has a No-Hormone section for reading up on what might help you with your symptoms.

It is important to rest as much as you can, eat healthy and do a little walking as you heal and feel better.

I hope this helps, and your post-op will be smooth. We are here for you ,so feel free to ask more questions if you need to.

Here is some helpful information from our Post-op articles that address some of the common things that some of us run across during our recovery.

https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/articlelist_171.htm

Sending lot's of s
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Unread 08-23-2006, 12:38 PM
Question re bleeding, menopause length and recovery time

I don't know about the bleeding, I never had any so I really can't say. I do know it will take you a while before you are feeling like your old self, it took me about a year. It takes a while to get your strength back, and to get over the exhaustion. Menopause varies from woman to woman, there are is some great info in resources, you can find it following this link https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/lin...o=browse&cid=8 . Keep us posted on your recovery, I hope you get to feeling better soon. Blessings and lots of s, Carol
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