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Unread 06-20-2007, 05:54 PM
Hysterectomy dates Jun 04-Jun 11,2007

You all are AMAZING and strong women...thank you for giving me the courage to keep on plugging!

You guys are sooo sweet...it means sooooo much. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all take a cruise together someday? We've been through so much together!

Thanks for everything.

take care-
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Unread 06-20-2007, 06:51 PM
Hysterectomy dates Jun 04-Jun 11,2007

I really need to hear from others who had their surgeries around the time I did (June 6th).

I am still bleeding quite a bit. Bright red blood filling two pads a day. Is anyone willing to share with me how much bleeding they are experiencing? I just want to know if this is normal...I'm getting worried.

TIA for any help!
Unread 06-20-2007, 07:40 PM
MILady heavy bleeding

Originally Posted by MILady
I really need to hear from others who had their surgeries around the time I did (June 6th).

I am still bleeding quite a bit. Bright red blood filling two pads a day. Is anyone willing to share with me how much bleeding they are experiencing? I just want to know if this is normal...I'm getting worried.

TIA for any help!
My personal experience does not apply here as I had a TVH and am barely spotting (Thank goodness, I think!). I used to bleed like that some months before peri-menopause, and know I could/would become anemic, if it kept up for several days at that pace - anemia is nothing to ignore. Due to that, I thought I would send this note.

I have heard it is fairly common to have some bleeding at varying degrees.
Also, my hysterectomy book [written by 2 doctors] says:
"Contact your doctor or go to the ER if you experience heavy vaginal bleeding (soaking a pad an hour) or odorous discharge"

You might want to check in with your doctor to be on the safe side. It can't hurt to call and talk to them about it.

Keep in touch,



TVH, A&P repair 6/8/07
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Unread 06-20-2007, 07:51 PM
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Hmm...I also had a TVH, but I'm having what I would think of as a light day period. More than spotting, but nothing soaking a pad at all. I actually need to go buy some pantiliners as I think they'll be fine, but I am too lazy to go buy them LOL. I think I'd call the doctor if I were you, that seems like a bit too much.


Unread 06-20-2007, 08:01 PM
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Last June, my sister-in-law (Karen, also) had her uterus removed, kept ovaries. she has pms and it's consistant every month, same as before. she was told by her doctor that this is normal (becuase you still have ovaries producing hormones.)
advantage: with a hysterectomy, you don't go right in to meopause when you keep your ovaires. your ovaries are supplying the hormones you need (except for my situation, i was peri-menopausal prior to hysterectomy and already on estrogen patch) my ovaries were useless so i had them removed. i had to talk the doctor in to taking them. once i explained how i felt about it, he agreed. so far, no menopause symptoms that i didn't already have.
Unread 06-20-2007, 08:15 PM
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MlLady: I had my surgery on the same day you did. It's hard to compare you and I without knowing our similarities.
I'm 41, had l.a.v.h., ovaries and cervix removed, also bladder suspension.
I stopped bleeding red after about a week. now, just brownish fluid that seems to not want to slow down day by day for the past week. it's not much, but not changing.
i was told that if you suddenly start bright red bleeding, you shoud contact your doctor. did you stop and start the "red"? if so I would advise calling doctor. if you never stopped bleeding red, I think I would still call.
have you been cheating ... meaning lifting things over 10 to 15 lbs? or esercising, vaccuming, scrubbing, reaching into oven to place or remove things, accidently lifted a child, any of those?
I admit that I've cheated a lot (by accident of course) and still not experincing what you are.
every woman's different so I wouldn't panic... just don't think you should wait any more. call and set your mind at ease.
Unread 06-20-2007, 08:33 PM
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I had a TAH -& have no cervix or ovaries & an anterior vaginal wall repair--so things may be different---but I have not had more than mild spotting in the last week. and I have been fairly "good" in the lifting/ straining area---but i still have mild pain/hurting in an place or 2.
i agree with cyw---i would call the dr--after all it MAY be all fine, but wouldn't it be better to KNOW it was all fine?
Unread 06-20-2007, 09:31 PM
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Hello, girls. It is so nice to have cyberfriends who know this journey too. (Although I wish we had all been picked for the fun cruise instead of this journey.)

It sounds like some of you are still having it pretty rough. I hope the bleeding and such settles down for you.

This was the two week mark for me. Other than still having a bacterial bladder infection, I'm doing well. I have worn lightdays for most of my adult life and realized the other day that I no longer need them. The leaky bladder and all that really was from my fibroids and endo. Even with a UTI, I don't need one.

I asked the doc today about this pain that I still have where I thought it was previously ovary pain. He said it could be where he removed endo from the bowel or it could be a rapid regrowth of adhesions. I'm choosing to believe it is the bowel still recovering from having the endo scraped off. I also asked about the surgery/path report.

He spent the first 45 minutes removing scar tissue and adhesions so that he could even see what he was dealing with. According to the path report, there was endo in the uterus and out, filling the entire area. I'm glad it's gone, but it's a little disheartening knowing that all the adhesions will grow back.

I have been cleared to drive again, and have done so several times today. I'm not lifting or doing anything to risk reopening anything, but I feel like I'm keeping pretty busy.

The doctor said that weeks 4-6 are the most dangerous because the sutures are dissolving, and you are more at risk from overdoing it and tearing apart something that isn't quite healed yet. There's the warning. Bored or not, dirty house or not, don't over do it just because you feel good. (I feel 100%....if I am sitting down not moving. )
Unread 06-20-2007, 09:36 PM

I am not sure what your circumstances are but I am 29 yrs old and had a TAH BSO on June 6th. I haven't had bleeding since the day after surgery. the worst I get now is a pink tint on the toilet paper when I use the bathroom, I know TMI. I would definitely call your doc, your bleeding should have slowed and shouldn't be bright red still. I was told if I soak a pad in an hour or have bleeding that gets brighter in color instead of eventually turning brown. Please call your doc as soon as you can. I will be praying that nothing is wrong.
Unread 06-20-2007, 09:47 PM
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freebutrfly, I'll take that CRUISE with you...LOL! I would absolutely love to go on a cruise.

MILady, I have to agree with everyone else's advice about calling the doctor or just simply going into the ER. I didn't have any bleeding after surgery that was note worthy. I don't have any today. But as several others mentioned, it is a challenge to know what is "normal" at this point for you because we don't even know what type of surgery you had. Now, I read that you are using TWO pads a day. That doesn't sound heavy to me. But I don't know. I also had a TVH and I would be concerned if I was even semi-bleeding at all with a vaginal cuff.

I will be praying things clear up and you get answers, as well.

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