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Hi,
I'm 15 days post op for a vaginal hysterectomy and anterior and posterior repair (colporrhaphy). I am no longer bleeding but over the last few days I have noticed an increasing amount of a watery yellowish discharge on my pads, rather like amniotic fluid. The discharge doesn't have a particularly foul smell, neither does it smell of urine as far as I can tell. Should I be concerned? Apart from this I think I am having a pretty uneventful recovery. I feel well in myself and have very little pain.
Thank you.


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replied October 6th, 2010
Hysterectomy Answer A16521
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
The yellow discharge could suggest infection and vaginal discharge mixed with pus. Do not ignore it. Get urgent appointment done with your gynecologist for getting tests done on the discharge (culture sensitivity) to identify if infection is present, and to get it treated adequately. If left alone, it can spread and affect the site of operation done leading to further complications.
Take care.



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