Post surgery bartholin glands removed

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I had both glands removed on 9/29/15. I am bruised completely from front to back & REALLY swollen. Having a lot of pain & discomfort also. I woke up to a lot of blood with clots this morning. Is this normal 5 days post op?

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    Yes, I would think that us pretty normal. I had one gland removed and it was like that for about a week. It's a pretty gruesome surgery, especially if you have both removed. I would probably call your doctor if anything feels wrong though.
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      Megan, how long ago did u have the surgery? I had it 3 months ago but would like to ask u more questions about it...
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    I hope you are doing better now.  I bled heavily for about one week, but didn't have clots.  The area was rather hard and I spoke with one of the surgeons and she said that is normal.  I was prescribed Estrace cream and told to use that to soften up the area.  Any concerns though, please call the doctor.  
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      Susan, I would like to talk about the surgery please. How long ago u had it done. Could u call me sometime?
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      I had it done a week ago. It had been really painful. A lot of bruising & swelling. I expected some but it was way more than expected. By far the most painful thing I've experienced. Are you planning on having it?
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      Sorry, I just your message sophy.  I had my surgery on 7/7/2015.  You can always private message me.
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      Susan, I have my moments were I feel like its getting better. Then next thing I know its throbbing again. On my 4th day of bleeding. Has slowed up some. Seems easier to sit & get back up
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      Yes, I had that rollercoaster of discomfort too.  I remember I felt pretty good the first few days after surgery - but that was because I was taking more pain medicine.  As I tapered of the medicine, I felt more of course.  And then I think as you heal there are all sorts of twinges and throbs.  It's been three months now for me and I have some days when I can feel it stinging a bit. It's good to know that I will never have some horrible flare up.  And of course since I am 50, it is good to know that mine wasn't cancer.
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    Hi margo

    How r u doing today, where do u live? I'm in texas, usa.....also just had the glands removed....

    Please update us on how u doin

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      On my 4th day of bleeding. Some of the swelling & bruising is going away. I still have one spot on my upper right labia that is hard & swollen. It is really painful if anything touches it. But its getting easier to sit.
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      One big question to all who had the gland removed....

      Where was the incision done? Inside the vagina or right outside...What I mean by that is if u can actually see the incision with a mirror or not???

      I've heard of both cases but don't know the difference...

      Mine is inside. Can't see it.

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      I can not see mine. But I have been really swollen. I've pretty much only had problems with the one side though. The left side feels as if I've never had anything done
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