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How Long-- total abdominal hysterectomies (TAH's) only please! How Long-- total abdominal hysterectomies (TAH's) only please!

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Unread 01-10-2008, 12:01 PM
How Long-- total abdominal hysterectomies (TAH's) only please!

How long did those of you who had a TAH experience discharge? I'm coming up on 8 wks post-op and I'm pretty tired of wearing a pad!!
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Unread 01-10-2008, 12:28 PM
How Long-- total abdominal hysterectomies (TAH's) only please!

I only spotted for days 15 and 16 when my vaginal stitches were dissolving - maybe a call to the Doctor will help put your mind at ease.

Let me know what happens!!

Tracy
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Unread 01-10-2008, 12:28 PM
How Long-- total abdominal hysterectomies (TAH's) only please!

I only wore a pad about 3 days after the surgery. Then after a round of antibiotics I started with discharge and it was a yeast infection from the antibiotics, so I tool that pill and none ever since...
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Unread 01-10-2008, 12:44 PM
How Long-- total abdominal hysterectomies (TAH's) only please!

Noble1, just in the last 2 days has my discharge stopped, and yesterday put me at 4wks since surgery. I would definitly call your Dr. Let us know how you get on.

MK
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Unread 01-10-2008, 12:49 PM
How Long-- total abdominal hysterectomies (TAH's) only please!

I only had to wear a pad for 2 days after surgery. I would definately call the doctor in case there is something else going on.
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Unread 01-10-2008, 12:51 PM
How Long-- total abdominal hysterectomies (TAH's) only please!

Just to add a bit to the story...I did vacuum a little area at 3 wks...then had some heavy bleeding to spotting for about 2 wks. When I had my check-up on 12/28 she said everything was healing well. I did call the doctor's office prior to that appointment to ask what the chunks of skin were that were coming out. (Sorry if this is too graphic for you!) The nurse told me that since I had a TAH and had removal of multiple adhesions there were a lot of internal stitches, etc. Plus, our insides clean themselves to be rid of the old skin when new is formed. And because the vagina is the only way out for it, that's where it comes out. Just yesterday I had some more blush colored discharge and pulpy looking skin coming out of me. Not to mention I was just put on an antibiotic for a bad bladder infection! Maybe I'm just not one of the "normal" cases.
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Unread 01-10-2008, 01:02 PM
How Long-- total abdominal hysterectomies (TAH's) only please!

I am only 2 weeks post op. I am still bleeding and have the pulpy looking skin coming out. I hope you get some answers soon.
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Unread 01-10-2008, 01:44 PM
How Long-- total abdominal hysterectomies (TAH's) only please!

I had my surgery on a Monday, was discharged from the hospital Wednesday evening, and came home with a pad on, but haven't need one since Thursday of the first week. I saw my doctor today for my first post op and she said I had an unusually quick recovery. She told me I looked like a 6 or 7 weeks post op patient, rather than a 3 1/2 week patient, so I've been lucky.

If it were me, and I was still having discharge.....I'll give the doctor a call. I'm not an expert, but there might be something else going on. Good luck and big hugs
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Unread 01-10-2008, 03:19 PM
How Long-- total abdominal hysterectomies (TAH's) only please!

I never had any discharge. Lucky me, I guess. I would check with your doctor. Hope you feel better soon!
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Unread 01-10-2008, 03:55 PM
How Long-- total abdominal hysterectomies (TAH's) only please!

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Originally Posted by noble1
How long did those of you who had a TAH experience discharge? I'm coming up on 8 wks post-op and I'm pretty tired of wearing a pad!!

I was very fortunate. By the time I left the hospital, all of the discharge had stopped, so it was only a couple of days (and I'd bled for almost 5 months straight prior to surgery, so this was a very welcome change!). It took quiet awhile to get used to NOT wearing a pad and/or tampon!

It wouldn't hurt to check with your doc on this, but I've read posts from others who indicated that they spotted for quite a while.

Good luck with everything!
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