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Unread 03-29-2012, 06:59 PM
maybe a silly question.....

I am scheduled for a complete hysterectomy on April 10. I forgot to ask the dr this and maybe it is a silly question but after the surgery will I have any bleeding? They are taking everything so I would think I wouldnt have any but is that wrong? Will I need pads?

Also with the HRT do you start that right away or do you wait a little while? I am still very unclear on that.

Thank you for any help.
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Unread 03-29-2012, 07:11 PM
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I had everything removed except ovaries abdominally. I had a real little bit of spotting for a few days. Pantiliners would have been enough, but I had plenty of pads on hand just in case.
I'm not doing hrt since I have my ovaries.
Unread 03-29-2012, 07:35 PM
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Spotting or bleeding can happen and last for days to weeks, it varies. Ask your Drs opinion on when you'll start HRT. Some Drs start it immediately, same day. Others wait for different lengths of time, some wait until you have symptoms or until a post op visit. It's good to know in advance what to expect. Best wishes for your surgery.
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Unread 03-29-2012, 07:42 PM
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Had TAH last week and yeah, I am bleeding. It's not a lot, but it's definitely enough to use a liner. Was told it was from the repair at the top of the vaginal vault (no cervix = vaginal cuff, or stitches up there), and to expect drainage for up to 6 weeks. Not a big deal, but I'd say keep those pads! Have a bonfire in a few months to celebrate recovery AND no more periods
Unread 03-29-2012, 07:48 PM
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I had a little spotting and discharge throughout my recovery. Definitely didn't need a pad, a pantyliners is plenty.
Unread 03-29-2012, 07:59 PM
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Ok thank you ladies so much. I was feeling a little clueless over here.

I will ask about the HRT. I hope they dont mind me calling again. LOL
Unread 03-29-2012, 10:27 PM
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You call as many times as you need to honey. All of your questions are valid and it's good to have time to digest the answers, rather than get them as you're wheeled into the OR.
Unread 03-30-2012, 07:34 AM
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i think bleeding can be normal after hyster. i didnt have none at all.i had took pads to hospital but i never had to use,some women bleed others dont.
this site helped me more than anyone out there.i was informed of more things than what the nurses @hospital or at dr's office.i had very poor discharge instructions and i basically had to find out everything the hard way.
my dr. just told me it can take many months to get the right hrt dosage but i didnt have to worry cause i ended up keeping ovaries.he said surgical menopause the worst on any woman and he would try to save ovaries at any cost cause of fellow hystersis got her ovaries took and she's been having major mood issues and she tells me she's on a constant emotional roller coaster.she had hers 2 days after me and they still havent found the right hrt.she says its so hard cause she's the boss at work so she has to deal w/ ppl's b.s. continuously.i feel sorry for her.
Unread 03-30-2012, 11:16 AM
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Hello, My Dr. started me on hormones before they took me into surgery. I had no issues doing it this way - apparently my Dr's feel very strong about it. They both said you will have enough to deal with. Regarding the bleeding - i didn't have much until they took the cath out and I had to get up, which was day 2 - i did experience urinary issues and still do to some extent but that's much better than it was.

Take some comfortable pads with you (if that exists) LOL. you shouldn't need something with heavy absorbency. Best of luck to you with your procedure.

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