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Unread 04-23-2012, 01:01 PM
Question About Bleeding

Hi everyone! This is only my third post on here, so I hope I am posting in the right spot. Well, my surgery in only 18hrs away!! Cannot believe it is already here. Only thing that really makes me nervous is being put to sleep. I hate being put under for surgery. My doctor said my surgery should take a total of 30-45mins. I’m having my uterus and cervix removed, and my ovaries drilled. I have a question about bleeding. Do you bleed vaginally afterwards? My Mom was asking me if I packed my maxi pads, and I told her, “No. Why would I need them?” She had a TAH done almost 20years ago, and doesn’t remember much of the recovery process, so needless to say, she is no help in that department. I mean, how can you bleed vaginally if there is no uterus? Sorry if this is a stupid question. Thanks for your help!
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Unread 04-23-2012, 02:31 PM
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When I had my surgery I had just a very little bit of bleeding the first and second day. After that it was pretty much absent and I have not had any since and my surgery was on 2/13. If you need any pads the hospital will provide those for you. I didn't need anything heavier than a panty liner but I did have something a little heavier handy just in case. Best of luck in your surgery and hope you have a wonderful recovery!!
Unread 04-23-2012, 02:45 PM
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Thank you so much for your quick response.
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Unread 04-23-2012, 02:53 PM
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I didn't bleed very much after the surgery but I did have a bleeding episode about 10 days post-op (as did many of the ladies here - it happens sometimes when scar tissue breaks away or internal stitches come out) - so hold on to some maxi-pads just in case!
Unread 04-23-2012, 03:26 PM
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I only had a small amount of spotting just after the procedure but none otherwise (I'm 3 weeks post op). Everything I read said it was normal but setxfreegurl is correct in that the hospital should likely provide you with anything you need. Best wishes!
Unread 04-23-2012, 05:42 PM
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I had no bleeding or discharge until about say six. As the swelling went down, I had increased discharge. It's old blood and serous fluid from healing the vaginal cuff. I did have bright red blood if I overdid. I could have gotten away with panty liners but used ultra thin maxi pads. I had a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I would not bleed anymore, so I wore the pads into week four - about a week too long. Everyone is different in their healing, so I'd keep some of your stash for a while longer. Don't worry about taking them to the hospital, they will provide them for you.
Unread 04-23-2012, 05:50 PM
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Agree with what everyone said but, at my hospital, they used pads that didn't stick to your panties. (to make it easier for nurses to change). However, since I was able to change on my own, I was glad I had brought panty liners that stuck!! Good luck...relax...think happy thoughts!!! xoxoxo Laura
Unread 04-23-2012, 06:45 PM
Re: Question About Bleeding

I'd advise bringing your own pads. You will bleed a little while healing. Some ladies only lightly spot for days and others have what's like a light period for up to 6 weeks. The pads the hospital provides are like huge diapers. I'm going to bring my Always Infinity overnight pads. I love them. They absorb well but are super thin.

Good luck tomorrow. We'll be in surgery at the same time.

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