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Packing for hospital - Pads? Packing for hospital - Pads?

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Unread 11-25-2012, 08:59 PM
Packing for hospital - Pads?

Hi everyone,
I have a quick question for those ladies who have had a TAH.
I noticed on the packing list on this website it has pads on the things to pack list. Do I really need to pads afterwards? Sorry for the silly question.
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Unread 11-25-2012, 09:25 PM
Re: Packing for hospital - Pads?

No question is a silly one. I did take a couple of pads with me to the hospital, but my hospital supplied them and I really didn't need mine. As for having a supply post surgery, I wouldn't stock up. It is good to have some on hand. You could always get more if you need them Some have spotting and or bleeding post op and some don't. I didn't have any spotting or bleeding post op beyond day two post op, but I had some pads just in case.

Unread 11-25-2012, 09:28 PM
Re: Packing for hospital - Pads?

Never a silly question here. I didn't have a TAH, but my friends, that did, were only using light days pads. The hospital will supply you with what you need. Don't be afraid to ask.

I had Dvh and didn't have one drop of blood. Uterus delivered through vagina. Only used pantiliners...just in case. I'm still in shock to use the bathroom and not have any bleeding. I wish I had done this surgery years ago.

Wishing you the best for your surgery and recovery. The first few weeks will be rough. After that, you will have your life back. Free of blood and pain. It is amazing!
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Unread 11-25-2012, 09:28 PM
Re: Packing for hospital - Pads?

You might. Experiences go from no bleeding or spotting at all to those of us that need a panty liner for weeks. It doesn't matter what type of hysterectomy you've had. I used the pads the hospital provided while in hospital and panty liners thereafter. 5 weeks postop tomorrow and I still need them.
Unread 11-26-2012, 09:04 AM
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I did, I had d/c....but everybody is diff
Unread 11-26-2012, 11:19 AM
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I would take some. You will probably have some bleeding post surgery, but should be minimal and not last long. Hospital pads are huge, bulky things. I took some ultra thin maxis and they were perfect.
Unread 11-26-2012, 03:07 PM
Re: Packing for hospital - Pads?

I did have light bleeding for a few days. I woke up with a pad they had put against my catheter. Next morning catheter came out and I put on my own underwear and pad I had brought. The hospital ones are very thick. I brought thin, overnight pads with wings. You will be laying in hospital bed a couple of days, so the wings keep it nicely in place. I only had to change about once a day. After the first few days I just used a pantyliner for a few more days and then I did not need it. Good luck.

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