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Unread 11-30-2001, 06:29 PM
Heavy bleeding at 2 weeks Post-op TVH

Was rushed to Emergency room Thanksgiving night, lost alot of blood (very scarey). Dr decided to do angiogram w/ embolization of the blood vessels where my uterus once was. "Why me?" I asked the doctor and his reply was that's what everybody says. How could this happen, I thought. Wasn't this procedure (TVH)suppose to be fairly uncomplicated . Once this procedure was done I did stop bleeding profusely, yet now a week later and I am bleeding again. Nowhere near like last Thursday but it seemed as if it was tapering off (ending). Doctor says nothing to worry about as long as its not heavy. May be from stitches etc. Been taking it very easy all along can't explain why this happened, obviously it doesn't happen often. I feel so helpless, I thought I would be progressing better by now. It's only been 2 weeks yet I did plan on returning to work at 3 weeks. (work does not pay for time I am off and with x-mas and all). Has anybody every experienced this (heavy bleeding etc.) I feel as if I am the only one this has ever happened to. Un-normal? Please write back.
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Unread 11-30-2001, 06:43 PM
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Hi Lori!

I'm so sorry to hear about your setback!

I'm glad that you have called your DR about your bleeding again and that he has assured you that it is okay. Light bleeding and watery discharge are normal; I had it for almost 7 weeks!

Initial recovery from this surgery is typically 6 - 8 weeks. Did your DR release you to go back to work at 3 weeks? Be sure and check with him before you go back to work, and please say that you will do what your DR advises; I'd be astonished if you were released this early, particularly after your setback. Paycheck or not, sweetie, you only have this one chance to heal from your surgery. I hope you will put yourself and your health and well-being first, before anything.

Sending heartfelt PRAYERS and HUGS
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Unread 12-01-2001, 06:44 AM
Heavy bleeding at 2 weeks Post-op TVH

I was told to call gyn. if bleeding was "bright red". If your bleeding slowed down after your trip to ER...but started back up and is "bright red"...call your gyn. back. While waiting for dr. to return call...stay off your feet as much as you can to keep pressure off stitched areas.
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Unread 12-01-2001, 08:22 AM
Heavy bleeding at 2 weeks Post-op TVH

Ya know, I had the bright red bleeding last week when I was two weeks post op.
It was scarey..and there were some gross clots coming out too. I had to wear a pad for three days. The doc said all is well, it was the healing process etc. I know I have done too much from day 1 home from the hospital. Too many stairs and too much bending. I have 3 dogs and they have to go out..one is a puppy and the bending came from occasional peepees on the floor. I have since used papertowels on a swiffer pole to clean up any accidental messes, and I totally have adjusted my attitude toward healing. I now know I am not wonderwoman, nor do I have to be. Good luck.
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Unread 12-02-2001, 03:08 PM
does it get better

LoriInca
Like you I am two weeks post op and still bleeding.
On Tuesday I noticed a g=change in the flow, it was heavier, bright red and had developed an offensive odour. Remembering all the good advice I have received on this site I picked up the phone and called the doc.
While one part of me was anxious for my health, the devil in me was excited about escaping from the confinements of my house and getting out into the real world for a short time.
So I rang the doc and made an appointment. Told the receptionist that I am unable to sit or stand for long so asked that I not be kept waiting when I get there. When I arrived she said take a seat, it won't be long. I waited and waited. Fidgeted on my chair in discomfort. The surgery was so crowded with people standing that I couldn't get up and move around or I would have lost me seat. After an hour of this I was in tears, so uncomfortable. Finally got the attention of the receptionist who had forgotten all about me.
Got into the docs office and told her my problems. Was so relieved when she told me I could lie down. Then she started coming at me with that awful metal contraption that they use for internal exams. I screamed don't even think of coming near me with that. I had had a TVH with bowel and bladder repair and was so stitched up down there ! She backed off and hastily wrote out a script for antibiotics and pain killers and I got out of there as fast as I could.
I'm back on the couch and no longer in a hurry to go downstairs.
Please tell me this will be over soon..........
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Unread 12-02-2001, 04:16 PM
Heavy bleeding at 2 weeks Post-op TVH

Are you still bleeding?? I hope not! Your post sounded like me at 2 weeks post op, only I DID let my Dr come near me w/ the metal contraption, and w/in an hour I was standing around in pain like yourself at the hospital for lab work and an ultra sound. Turned out I had formed a pelvic hematoma. By 9pm that night I was back in surgery again! I don't mean to alarm any of you, really I don't, but dont take the bleeding lightly ok???? If it is heavy please allow the dr to do "whatever" it takes to see whats going on! Any fevers as well need to be kept an eye on also! Please take care!
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