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bleeding after sex for a day and a half. Is that normal?

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I had sex for the first time since my hysterectomy 11 weeks ago and it was painful for the first few minutes then felt great again. However, after I was bleeding and did for about a day and a half. Is that normal? Will that happen again or is there some breaking in period or something post surgery?

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replied February 7th, 2012
Hysterectomy Answer A31246
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Bleeding during or after intercourse is not normal. Post-hysterectomy, the internal tissues should heal by 6-8 weeks time. If you have experienced pain and bleeding, you should avoid further intercourse, and visit your treating doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation to rule out chances of infections, wound dehiscence, cervical erosions/dysplasia, scar rupture etc. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest.
Take care.

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