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Unread 03-19-2008, 08:53 PM
Discharge at 9 weeks post-op

I hope that someone will help me out here because I am really getting frustrated with this continuing discharge here at 9 weeks post-op. I went to my OB/GYN on 2/27/08 and they took some cultures and they both turned out negative.

I have to literally wear a mini-pad 24/7 or it will be a mess (sorry to be so graphic). It is greyish and does have an odor.

I made another doctor appointment for next week but am not sure what more they can do for me if they took tests and they came out negative. I have had this now for about 5 weeks and it is not getting better or going away or drying up.

I keep hearing about the dryness after hysterectomy but that is not happening here.

Please help
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Unread 03-19-2008, 08:59 PM
Discharge at 9 weeks post-op

I am in the same boat must wear a panty liner to keep the undies dry the DR does not seem to concerned so I was, excuse me, dry before now not even close. I do notice after a busy day or driving it is worse but that is another topic
Unread 03-19-2008, 09:40 PM
Discharge at 9 weeks post-op

I agree, if I do more around the house (chores) or more walking at work, it is worse yes. I am afraid that my doctor won't be very concerned either.

I feel better knowing I am not the only one going through this. Thanks Kristy

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Unread 03-19-2008, 09:41 PM
Discharge at 9 weeks post-op

That is the good thing about this site someone is going through it
Unread 03-19-2008, 10:59 PM
Discharge at 9 weeks post-op

We all are unique in our healing. Has your Dr said anything about the stitches disolving and well cause an odor and a grayish color. This will occur around the 3rd to 4th weeks. I am in my 4th week post op and I have not got the grayish color but have had an odor that has gone away. So I may still get some in the weeks to come. I know you said this is the 9th week. I hope this helped you. Take care Rennyri

[quote]Around week 3 or 4, after you have stopped spotting, the dissolving stitches in your vaginal cuff start .... dissolving! This means you might notice new spotting and perhaps something icky-looking thread-like bits in your panties. These are the stitches ~ they are very small and might be gray or purple-ish.

The dissolving fibers of these stitches seem to add to the discharge with an odor that isn't always pleasant and you may wonder about it. You should find that once the stitches are all dissolved and the healing has taken place, the odor plaguing you will be gone!
Unread 03-19-2008, 11:17 PM
Discharge at 9 weeks post-op

I am only 9 days post op but my drainage is/was really bad. Yesterday when I was in for my wound check.....my dr packed my vagina with gauze and instructed my husband how to change it. We have to change it about every two hours. But man....even after just 24 hours....what a difference. I stayed much dryer today which is good 'cause it keeps the wounds from the spincteroplasty drier. Since the spinctroplasty is an open wound it's very important that it stays dry.

Anyhow.....You may want to mention to the doc. It's kinda gross but it really seems to be working. I asked why gauze and not a tampon.....she said because of the way the gauze is placed it actually draws the drainage out and away from the vagina. We typically change it everytime it gets saturated, which is not about every two hours.

Hope this helps.

Unread 03-26-2008, 09:52 PM
Discharge at 9 weeks post-op

Well I saw the doctor yesterday and what a whirlwind! I actually saw a different doctor because my doctor/surgeon was out for a while and the schedulers did not want me to have to wait to see regular doctor.

Let me remind you why. I have had this discharge for now about 6 weeks and it is actually yellowish/light brownish and the odor has gotten much worse in the last few weeks. No, it is not stitches, I have been through that phase. My first doctor visit regarding this issue, both cultures came back negative and I was told that I could stop taking the Flagyl and I did so.

My discharge continued to get worse as in volume and odor. Seeing this new doctor yesterday was very enlightening because he looked at me and said that I may have a leakage from my bowels into my vagina. Wow this was a shocker!!

He immediately ordered the STAT lab work and EXPIDITED CT scan. I had the blood test done that day as well as a urine test to see if I have a UTI. I have to get the CT scan done this Friday night 3/28/08.

I am wondering what is going on actually but he also mentioned that there might be a possibilty of another surgery. I like this doctor better than my own doctor because he explains things pretty thoroughly. The doctor told me to get all of my tests done and make a quick appointment with my original dr/surgeon if he was available or to see him again.

I will be seeing the new doctor on 4/8/08 to get the diagnosis. I am hoping I do not have to have another surgery, please no. I am resigned that if a new surgery is needed, then I will not hesitate. I want this drainage/discharge problem gone soon.

That is my update.
Unread 03-29-2008, 09:34 PM
Discharge at 9 weeks post-op

I am at almost 11weeks after....i had the CT scan last night. something going on...that is all i will say.

take care all. This has been an informative sounding board... ty all
Unread 03-30-2008, 05:23 AM
Discharge at 9 weeks post-op

I hope all is okay for you... I know that this has been an ordeal for you.
Come back when you have more time and fill in the details... We are all here for you
Unread 03-30-2008, 01:34 PM
Discharge at 9 weeks post-op

Cyndt hope all is going well for you glad we talked. Let me know how you are doing!

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