Bleeding post laparoscopic hysterectomy

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Hi.

I am still bleeding fresh red blood, I'm 3 weeks post OP now. It started on Sunday morning, changing to red blood after I had overdone it. I did go to A&E and it has eased off slightly. It seems to increase whenever I do any sort of activity. Advice given was that it is likely due to internal stitches dissolving.

Anyone else experience this?

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    Hi,

    I didn't experience this myself, however I was told that it could happen around the 3 week mark, though I was told that it would be pooled blood and therefore darker than usual, of course other ladies may also have experienced this and will be better able to advise you, if you are worried at all contact your surgeon or GP.

    Phoebe

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    I did, about 4 weeks after surgery.  In my case, a stitch dissolved too soon in my vaginal cuff.  

    I am concerned about your activity level.  I was told by my US surgeon/oncologist not to lift anything heavier than a milk carton for six weeks after my surgery!

    This is major surgery.  External stitches heal in 4-6- weeks, but internal can be up to 6 months.  Please cut back on your activity leval and give yourself time to heal!  

    Please let me know how you get on!

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      Yes, I do think I'm doing too much. I'm quite fit and active usually so finding it difficult to sit still. I am a single parent to an 8 year old too so it's tricky. She's brilliant and family are around some of the time (they live a distance away).

      I did seek advice today from hospital staff and they have reassured me. I will try not to do so much.

      Thank.you.

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      I'm finding it so difficult because on the outside I'm absolutely fine. I forget and do stuff .... mum autopilot mode.

      Good to talk, appreciate the advice.

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      I understand!  Perhaps it's time for the 8 year old to help mummy a bit, not that that doesn't happen already...but I do think they need to learn that caring goes both ways! xxx

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