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Unread 06-05-2010, 10:49 PM
Post op spotting

Two weeks post tvh and have very little spotting until today. Turned bright red this afternoon and was slightly more. I have been taking it easy but immediately got off my feet with this change. It's better now...should I be alarmed or call my doctor?
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Unread 06-06-2010, 04:40 PM
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hi i was 7 days post op when i began to spot and i got myself 4 fays of bed rest and a follow up tomorrow. good luck.

Unread 06-06-2010, 07:53 PM
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Probably just your stitches! I am 9 days post op of my TVH and I had spotting on day 5 I think. But I think it was my fault for doing too much. Nothing since then. BUT my doctor did tell me that around day 10-20 post op I might see spotting, and that it would be my stitches dissolving. I go in for my post op check up tomorrow.

If your soaking a panty liner in 30-60 in go to the ER!
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Unread 06-06-2010, 09:22 PM
Re: Post op spotting

I posted about this same thing at my 8 day point-a small blood clot came out, I had some bright red blood. Now nearly three weeks out I still get pink when I wipe-had my first post-op a few days ago and everything was healing and normal and doc said the spotting was normal.

I wouldn't worry about spotting-as Mandy said-if you get to the point where you're truly bleeding get thee to the ER ;-)
Unread 06-06-2010, 09:57 PM
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I think you are doing the right thing by getting off your feet and getting more rest. That seemed to help me when I had increased bleeding.

I agree with the above poster who said it may be stitches dissolving. That's what my doctor said too.

Try not to be alarmed if it's only a little blood, even if it's red.
Unless you are filling maxi pads with blood, it shouldn't be a problem.

I bled every day, needing to change pantiliners 3 or 4 times. I bled for over 5 weeks. I was wondering when that was going to stop. I am about to begin week 8 of recovery. I'm almost done with all of it! Whew. Light at the end of the tunnel.
Unread 06-06-2010, 10:13 PM
Re: Post op spotting

What everyone else said. . .
I started spotting bright red at 2 weeks and again at 3 weeks. It was only a few spots, and went away as soon as it started. My doctor's office was completely unconcerned and said it was normal, and I could expect it for up to 6 weeks. Truth is I got really freaked out reading the posts stating if it's bright red, there's a problem, call your doctor! But like it's been said already, even red is normal and nothing to worry about as long as its not actually flowing and filling a pad quickly. In any case, if you feel really concerned, you can always call your doctor, but it sounds like you're just dissolving sutures and healing.

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