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I have been having lower back pain and spotting a pinkish discharge, but no heavy bleeding. My lower back hurts when I stand and I have to bend slowly to get up. Should I go ahead and call my dr or is this normal.


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replied February 18th, 2009
Hysterectomy Answer A5795


List of other diseases, conditions, or injuries and their treatment: Had a hysterectomy because of enlarged uterus and fibroids


It is not unusual for women to bleed after a hysterectomy. The bleeding is usually darker and not heavy.
However, the pain in the lower back that you experience is not typical for postoperative recovery after a hysterectomy. In order to rule out complications of hysterectomy that might have caused this pain, you might want to visit your gynecologist. A pelvic exam and/or pelvic ultrasound exam might be sufficient.


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