i just found this site and was so excited..I had a hysterectomy april 25 2007..i was cut i guess like a C-section..though i have never had one..In recovery i was in pain, but not too bad..I had it at 8 in the morning, so after recovery then went my room..Pain med was working too well so they uped it an i was better..At about 7 pm that night i starting felling horrible..I had alot of chest pain and kept thinking my friends said they had bad gas in the chest..But it kept getting worst then i could hardly breath..Kept calling the nurse she would tell me to relax.It got to the point i could not wake up my husband cause i had no evergy to lift a finger and was in pain..This went on all night., and you know the first night they are in there all night taking vitals..i told her it felt like an elephant was standing on my chest..She did not call my doctor until 5 30 that morning.When he got there he sat me up starting pressing i thought i would die it hurt so bad..He starting screaming at the nurses, and before i knew what was going on, they were giving me blood..Come to find out i was hemmerging all night and lost more than half the blood in my body and had a minor heart attack, from it trying to pump the little bit of blood i had left..i ended up getting 6 pints, and transferred to another hospital on the cardiac floor, for like 9 days..Did a cat scan and they said it was blood vessel that ruptured ..Doc said when he closed me up i ws not bleeding, and if she would of called him earlier this would not have happened..i really thought i would did..now i have a hemmatoma in my pelvis and have to go tommorrow do an cat scan blood count make sure everything is ok..i was passing a little of like brown blood which is normal, but the last 2 days i am passing bright red blood..not alot but spotting..Called and said if it gets alot to go in..WTH did they do to me??
my question is now it is getting alittle more ..Has anyone bleed after six weeks?? sorry i wrote so much but i was trying to try to get everything in from a nitemare..Oh then went see a heart specialist and had to do an agegram and my heart is ok..It made it through, no damage , just strain..
should i be worried about the bleeding...i don't want them to have to go back in.
scared to death..
thanks for any responses
First I'm sorry you had such a bad experience but it sounds like nurses who thought you were exaggerating your discomfort.
At least your doctor was on the ball when he saw you.
Spotting is very very common post hyst.
unless you have your cervix and ovaries removed that is.
ovaries are typically left in place unless you are at a high risk of ovarian cancer, as they continue to produce hormones that can decrease your risks of conditions such as osteoporosis.
if your cervix is left in place then they also leave a tiny pocket of uterus.
this tiny blind pocket can and often does contain a small amount of endometrial tissue - which can also be found in the cervix sometimes as well.
this tissue responds to the hormones produced by the ovaries and so you do get cyclical spotting.
However this should never be taken for granted.
other causes of spotting can include a small patch of tissue that didn't fully heal and can be treated with a simple silver nitrate treatment.
You should definately, in light of your experience, get this checked out, but I do (and I am not a medical professional) expect that it will be one of the two situations outlined above.
Hi trinamarie... I am new to this site. I am so happy to see people who are going through the same thing as me. I had a hysterectomy from the abdomen on 5/14/07. And like you the first 24 hrs were difficult. I had severe chest pain to the point where I could not breath. They rushed in an ekg machine and a portable chest x-ray. They also did blood. It turned out my levels were low from losing blood that my heart was being sporatic, I had to take stuff for my potassium, sodium, and phosphorus, 2 times a day while I was in the hospital. My next issue though is like yours the brown discharge followed by blood. I have that. I went in for my 5 week check up and the oncologist gynecolist told me that my vaginal cuff was not healing properly. But than this week the brown tint discharge is intensifying with activity. I called the doctor he stressed that this is something that should be winding down so now they are sending me for a pelvic, and transvaginal ultrasound because there may be an abdominal abcsess. How wonderful. The problem from the beginning is... I was not informed on the decision of the procedure... Medically I had to have the hysterectomy. And ever since I did i have wondered if the medical professionals are only showing up to get a paycheck or are they realizing they just cut me open and I am a person. I cannot believe that its one thing one minute and its another the next... I feel your anxiety!!!
Bleeding After a Partial Hysterectomy 15 Years Ago
I am 49 years old, and I had my uterus removed 15 years ago due to prolapse or something like that..anyhow I have had no problems since then until about a month or so ago I started having lower pain in my right side and in my lower back. Well I took tylenol and went on about my life, never thought much of it, it was a dull aching pain. Then two weeks later I started spotting...THAT SCARED ME! I went to the Dr. and they told done an ultrasound and found a cyst on my right ovary. And told me to come back in two to three months that it would probably go away..I am still having pain and spotting every now and then. Should I get another opinion. My Mother had ovarain cancer..thats all that scares me.
Ihad a hysterectomy due to cancer suspicions. I can only give you this advice cause it is in my family as well, find a healthcare provider that you trust and are comfortable with and definitely will explain to you why you are having the symptoms you are. Alot of my situation could have been prevented, and I would have been able to have children some day.
I had a vaginal hysterectomy and removal of ovaries 3 1/2 weeks ago now and I am also bleeding. I went in for 2 week checkup and was told I was fine. I started bleeding a little at first and now more. I went in a few days ago and again was told everything is ok. I'm really concerned because now bleeding is even more than it was a few days ago. I don't understand.
It sounds like this occurs quite often from the posts I'm reading, but I wish the doctor or nurses would have prepared me for what to expect.
Hang in there. We'll get through this somehow.
I would definately call the doctor on this...A couple of month I can see, but this length of time is highly questionable..You may have a raw area at your cervix that needs attention...Possibly the friction of his penis bumping on it, is causing this...I know, I had one too...I had it cauterized and may I add it does not hurt....