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Unread 11-19-2007, 12:35 PM
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I had vaginal hyst. on 11/12. My dr. was able to save my ovaries and tubes. Thank God.

I have not had pain meds outside of tylenol since day 3 when I was released from the hospital (allergic reaction to pain killers so I am acutely aware of every sensation from surgery).

I have had a constant "drainage" in my vaginal area. It was bloody at first but now it is yellow like urine and has a very strong oder. I'm having to wear a pad at all times and constantly feel it draining. Is this normal??

I'm also experiencing the bloating feeling in my belly. I feel like I'm ALWAYS rubbing it.

Any advice?????

Thank you, in advance, for sharing your experience and/or recommendations.
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Unread 11-19-2007, 12:39 PM

I am one day later than surgery was 11-13. I have not had much drainage, but I do understand the bloating. I am not eating much, but I am so bloated that I am uncomfortable! I have read that is normal for several weeks. Yea. Good luck recouperating!
Unread 11-19-2007, 12:41 PM
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Thank you! U2!
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Unread 11-19-2007, 12:46 PM
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Hi Michelle, I too had a TVH on 11/12. I still have my ovaries and tubes as well, so it sounds like we are in the same boat.

I have had bleeding/drainage since the procedure as well and I believe this is normal. I was told this would last a few weeks and sorry to be graphic, but I was told it would turn from 'red' to 'brownish' color as we heal. I have noticed my 'drainage' starting to be more brownish, but, I still have times I wipe red. I haven't noticed a strong odor though? And, it's not a lot, I don't 'feel' it draining. But, it's enough that I have to wear a pad.

I hope this helps! And, I'm so sorry you aren't able to take pain medication. Hang in there!
Unread 11-19-2007, 12:52 PM
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Thank you for your reply. I'm glad to hear your ovaries were able to be saved too.

I only bled for a couple of days but the yellow drainage is ALL day. I'm going to give it another day then call my surgeon.

I wish I had the pain meds too . . . if nothing else but to help me sleep through the worst of this.

I hope your recovery goes well. I'm sure I'll be using this forum as days progress.

Unread 11-19-2007, 12:59 PM
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Sounds like a good plan. I hope it's nothing - best of luck to you.
Unread 11-19-2007, 05:45 PM
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Hey Ladies,
I had my hysterectomy on Nov 15th, I was also able to keep my ovaries but I was told that I had endometriosis and a blue black lesion on my left tube which was sent to pathology for diagnosis. Are either of you familiar with this? I was a little concern, as far as my recovery I am stir crazy at home and I have probably overdone it at times. I have had a little clear drainage but not bad. I wish you full and speedy recovery.....
Unread 11-19-2007, 06:06 PM
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A constant drainage is common (I still have a heavy yellow watery discharge after 4 weeks). Sometimes the smell may be different from pre-op however it should not have a foul odor which is a sign of infection. If it is very watery and leaks rather than a constant discharge, there could be a problem with the bladder and it may actually be urine as I have heard other ladies on this site mention. It sounds like you should check with the doctor just to be safe.
Unread 11-19-2007, 06:29 PM
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Hi Ladies - I am three weeks out today, and I have just a small amount (mostly spotting) of brownish drainage, don't feel it, but wear a lightdays pad all of the time. Yesterday I over did it a little, and had a little light bleeding for a few minutes, but then it stopped again. Today very minimal brownish spotting. My doc did tell me that there can be drainage and it can smell weird, and that's normal. I would probably be careful of yellow drainage that is a lot and smells foul, as it could be infection. Maybe better to check than not? I read a post from one lady who waited a long time to check that out and she ended up with such a bad infection at the site where they cut the uterus out, that she had to have a drain inserted to get the infection out. She posted to advise anyone who was having any signs of infection to go in early.

I hope all goes well for you!

Unread 11-19-2007, 06:43 PM
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I had a TVH November 13 and was discharged a day later. The ovaries are gone as well. I have a slight pink discharge and the same bloated feeling and straining at the stools as all of you. Stool softeners do help, though. Sunday I felt restless and took a drive to the store for some supplies. Do not do that! I now have a twinge in my abdomen and some indication that I may have overdone it. We will see.

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