Medical Questions > Womens Health > Hysterectomy Forum

hysterectomy over a year ago have had red bloody discharge

Must Read
Is ovarian cancer connected with ovarian cysts? What types of ovarian cancer do doctors diagnose? Get the basic facts on ovarian cancer here....
Some women are at higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. Who is in the highest risk group and what can you do to reduce risk of ovarian cancer?...
Ovarian cancer symptoms can be vague or caused by many other conditions. Learn what to look for and know when to seek help for ovarian cancer here....
User Profile
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?

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied April 18th, 2011
Hysterectomy Answer A22055
Welcome to ehealthforum,
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.
Take care.

Did you find this post helpful?
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Hysterectomy , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.