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After TAH - What was in my Vagina?? After TAH - What was in my Vagina??

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Unread 04-10-2008, 09:50 AM
After TAH - What was in my Vagina??

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm really curious.

I read that alot of sisters had vaginal packing, and also a few of you had some type of abdominal drain after surgery. When I was taken back to my room, the nurses kept on checking my Foley, and then also were saying, "let me check your drain". There wasnt anything in my abdomen, they kept looking at something that appeared to be coming from my vagina. Remember, I was groggy and dopey on morphine.

The next morning, the nurse removed the Foley around 6am, and also said "let me check the drain", so I know I'm not imagining this....

Then, my doctor came in around 8am and said she was going to remove the packing and the drain. She made a joke and said she ususally has her assistant do it because her patients end up not liking her afterwards as it hurts quite a bit. Well, she wasnt kidding...she pulled something out of my vagina, which felt like she was plunging my guts out! Anyway, it was over in seconds and there was no pain after that.

Sorry if this is stupid, but I wasnt expecting anything like that and was wondering if anyone else had a similar experience and can tell me what / why.

Thanks
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Unread 04-10-2008, 10:11 AM
After TAH - What was in my Vagina??

Could it possibly have been a catheter? I had one in after my surgery and it did hurt to have them remove it.
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Unread 04-10-2008, 10:17 AM
After TAH - What was in my Vagina??

I was told to wear huge pads, but only once had a very minor amount of blood. Heard them talk about a vaginal plug once, but my first 30 hours were not much fun. I had a catheter too, didn't hurt to remove either, just a pulling sensation.
Did anyone else have a lot of bleeding. Mine was an abdominal hysterectomy?
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Unread 04-10-2008, 10:23 AM
After TAH - What was in my Vagina??

No, it definitely wasnt a catheter - I had a Foley catheter, too, but it was taken out a few hours before this packing/drain thing or whatever it was. The catheter didnt hurt much coming out. This vaginal thing on the other hand was really bad.

Also, in the middle of the night when I was complaining of severe cramping, the nurse told me that it was probably due to the packing and the drain making it more uncomfortable because it added pressure. It reminded me of when I would get my horrible periods before surgry I stopped wearing tampons about 2 years ago. I always thought they made me more crampy and uncomfortable because they added pressure to me.
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Unread 04-10-2008, 10:36 AM
After TAH - What was in my Vagina??

I had an abdominal hysterectomy and all I had was the Foley cath. Mine, too, came out early the next morning. I did not have any packing/drain and I also had no bleeding at all. My TAH was on the morning of March 6th. You should ask the doctor/nurse what it is and why you had it.
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Unread 04-10-2008, 12:02 PM
After TAH - What was in my Vagina??

I was wondering if they started out doing a vaginal surgery? Otherwise I have to agree, all I had was the catheter. It never hurts to call and ask your doctor. I even got copies of the surgical notes.
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Unread 04-10-2008, 12:18 PM
After TAH - What was in my Vagina??

i havent heard of that with a tah..but there must be a reason. definitely ask your dr about it at your post op.
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Unread 04-10-2008, 09:47 PM
After TAH - What was in my Vagina??

I had an abdominal drain with my Feb surgery. It hurt like heck coming out. Mine came out 8 days after my surgery. I had a friend who had a kidney transplant and he warned me they hurt. There was so much length of it inside. It sounds like you had one maybe near the cuff incision. I guess some Dr's feel it's better to drain as much out as possible.

I agree though - ask your Dr.

Starbgirl
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Unread 04-11-2008, 02:21 PM
After TAH - What was in my Vagina??

I had a vaginal hysterectomy and had packing, which consisted of what felt and looked like miles of long yellow padding inside as it came out! Not pleasant. I honestly thought that there was so much, I was suprised I hadn't been gagging on it! Also, the nurse took out the catheter at the same time, which I assume might have been the drain?

Happy healing.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 03:04 PM
After TAH - What was in my Vagina??

[quote=SisterJB]Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm really curious.

I read that alot of sisters had vaginal packing, and also a few of you had some type of abdominal drain after surgery. When I was taken back to my room, the nurses kept on checking my Foley, and then also were saying, "let me check your drain". There wasnt anything in my abdomen, they kept looking at something that appeared to be coming from my vagina. Remember, I was groggy and dopey on morphine.

The next morning, the nurse removed the Foley around 6am, and also said "let me check the drain", so I know I'm not imagining this....

Then, my doctor came in around 8am and said she was going to remove the packing and the drain. She made a joke and said she ususally has her assistant do it because her patients end up not liking her afterwards as it hurts quite a bit. Well, she wasnt kidding...she pulled something out of my vagina, which felt like she was plunging my guts out! Anyway, it was over in seconds and there was no pain after that.

Sorry if this is stupid, but I wasnt expecting anything like that and was wondering if anyone else had a similar experience and can tell me what / why.


Part of my procedures was a TVH....I had a cath and a drain. The drain tube ended falling out by itself but I'm sure that is what you had. I also had the vaginal packing that the doc removed. I think it's standard procedure.
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