I had a hysterectomy over a year ago and for the second time within two months have had red bloody discharge. It seems to be occuring about the same time of month that it did last time. I am 31 so not close to menopause, and I still have one ovary remaining everything else was removed. Docs couldn't figure out the cause two months ago when this happened. This time the bleeding is lasting days longer than before. Any ideas?
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Was the hysterectomy a partial one or a total hysterectomy? Consider visiting your obstetrician/gynecologist for a repeat thorough evaluation. Request for a PAP smear test along with an internal examination to look for the source of the bleeding. Since your one ovary is intact, the bleeding could also signify cyclical or hormonal bleeding. A hormonal evaluation done will help to know the status. It is also important to rule out bleeding from the vault/surgical wound site (possibility of endometrial tissue growing in the wound site resulting in cyclical periodic bleeding). Discuss about these possibilities with your treating gynecologist or consider taking a second opinion from another gynecologist and proceed with further management.
It was a total removal of uterus, cervix, and everything except the one ovary. He did a Pap and pelvic the last time (plus it was my annual exam), also my primary care did a pelvic exam. Neither found any source. I think he said if it happened again we may have to do an ultrasound to see if I have cysts developing on this ovary now. I kind of wondered it was hormonal, becuase the day before it happened this time, I was bloated, breast tenderness, and stomach pain like PMS, and then the days of bleeding felt very low pelvic discomfort. But didn't know where the source of bleeding could be from. I will keep trying to get through to my gyn doctor. Do you know of any gynecologists in the Lincoln, NE area that you would recommend?
Hi there, I just got back from my (new) gynae. I had an emergency Hyst done 24 May 2010 during my c/section delivery and have ever since had menstrual cycle type of bleeding (very light) every single month. Apparently the previous gynae did a subtotal hyst leaving my cervix which is apparently causing the monthly bleed. It is now up to me to decide if he should remove cervix or not. Unfortunately for me my baby died 10 days later due to exomphalos so having my period monthly is a constant reminder of it all. Now to find out all the pro's and con's.
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