Is bleeding normal

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I’m 10 days from having a total LAVH with pelvic mass removal(20cm x 20cm x 9 cm), salpingectomy (Fallopian Tube removal) and surgical repair of abrasions in vagina due to the surgery.   Recovery has been pretty ok. Minimal pain, but lots of discomfort, extremely tired all the time. 

I’ve had some spotting at the beginning and daily drainage (sorry to be graphic). Today I took an outing to our farmers market and walked around. Not a lot but probably on my feet walking or standing for about an hour.   I had significantly more spotting when I returned home with many small blood clots ( size of pinky finger nail).

Is this normal? Should I be concerned?  I have felt worse in the last few days then I did in the first 5 days after surgery.

Thoughts?

Thanks

Nik

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    This is very normal, I bleed 10 days after surgery very minimal and my doctor says d it’s very normal and it can continue several weeks after. My doctor said as long as it’s not soaking a pad it’s normal. Hope this eases your concerns 🙂

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    Yes totally normal up to ,6 weeks.

    Rext rest and more rest x

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    Hi - just like your other replies - that is normal. Took me about 5 weeks to stop bleeding - it's when you bleed after you have been stopped for a few days (I had a bleed in week 7) then you get it checked out! Good luck in your recovery - takes a while, you have to be a patient patient :-)

     

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    Hi Nik

    Similar to your other replies I had bleeding which is normal for a good few weeks. Not clots but definite bleeding . I would say it sounds like  you are doing really well going out walking about after 10 days as I didn’t manage walking outside for a good month or so! Don’t be hard on yourself and make sure you don’t over do it. Just keep moving about as you feel you can. But if you are unsure of anything just call your doc as it’s always good to get reassurance. You take care and hope your recovery goes well. 

    Lynda x

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