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Vaginal Discharge After Hysterectomy

August 12, 2019


I need your advice on vaginal discharge after
hysterectomy. It certainly shouldn’t include blood, since
you can’t have a period anymore. I know any blood after a hysterectomy means
something is broken, well bad. But I’ve heard there could be some. Brown vaginal discharge for a couple of weeks
after a hysterectomy is normal. I thought it would only last a few days. The red bloody discharge as incisions heal
is only a few days, while the brown dried blood can leak out over weeks. So even without a period, I have to wear maxi
pads for another month or two. Don’t use tampons. I know, they recommended against that, even
with the expected discharge. If you lift anything heavy in the six weeks
afterward and get a rush of blood, get to the emergency room because you tore something. They gave me the same advice as when you have
a kid – don’t lift anything heavier than a newborn. You can have bleeding because you tore things
having sex too soon after the hysterectomy too. Let’s just say surgery and vaginal discharge
like this are the exact opposite of the mood required for that to happen. Any spotting with a bad odor, though, is a
reason to see a doctor. Even if it is a really bad yeast or bacterial infection, it needs
to be treated. So the standard yeast infection with a beer
smell is really bad right now. Yes. And a thick white curdish material coming
out from an infection is also really bad. What other discharge should I be on the lookout
for? Any thick yellow drainage is a possible infection
of the surgical wound, so you need to see the doctor about that. Ditto if you can’t
pee or poop. I’d certainly see a doctor about not being
able to go to the bathroom. A warning sign is when it hurts to do so. They tell you to have laxatives and lots of
fiber to reduce the straining down there. If it burns when you pee, that’s a urinary
tract infection, but it could mean other bacteria are in the incisions. And green and yellow
discharge from the vagina means there definitely is. So even though I can’t have kids, I still
get a few more weeks of looking at the multi-colored diaper pad insert. You are supposed to talk to the doctor any
time there is bleeding heavier than light spotting and any discharge that has a bad
odor. If in doubt, ask the doc.

1 Comment

  • Reply Johnella White July 20, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Thanks

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