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Hi everyone I just want to share my story about my laproscopic hysterectomy. my uterus, tubes, and cervix were removed. I am 34 years old and on day 15 of recovery. I felt great 3 days after surgery and no longer needed to take any pain meds. I had been using a stool softener since the first day of surgery. I was constipated but finally got some relief on day 5. On day 10 started experiencing some pressure in my bladder and when I peed it still felt like there was urine in my bladder. both my doctor and I assumed it was a bladder infection. the test came back negative but my doctor just wanted to do a quick pelvic exam. blood work and found nothing. she also did an ultrasound to make sure I didn't have any fluid built up, nothing. the pressure started to subside but on day 13 I all of the sudden started bleeding. and it was not just a little blood I am talking gushing massive clot bleeding. luckily im only a 5 minute car ride from the hospital. I received a blood transfusion within 15-20 minutes of arriving at the ER and was in surgery by an hour. it turned out that some of the stitches came out of the vaginal cuff. unfortunately where the stitches came out was near an artery that was just pumping out blood. they went in vaginally and stitched back up the cuff and they say im good to go. however I am now scared to sneeze or cough. I feel like i.might have made the worse decision of my life. I very easily could have died. I know that's a risk with any surgery but I just want to warn others that are thinking about doing a lap hysterectomy to ask your doctor if it is the right choice. there is a less then 1% chance of what happened to me happening. but now I wish I would have asked more questions like is it necessary to remove the cervix(you dont have to have a cuff if the cervix stays) why cant the procedure be done vaginally vs laproscopic. there is even less chance of the cuff opening if the procedure is done vaginally. I was a very active person before this surgery but now I dont know if I will ever be able to workout the way I use to even if the dr tells me it's fine. the cuff could tear anytime even years after the surgery. I know I will need to seek help to get past this paranoia and anxiety. sorry to scare anyone I know what happened to me is really rare and I know tons of people that are beyond happy with their hysterectomy hopefully someday I will feel that way too.
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