Should I worry about discharge?

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hi my post- op friends, just wondered if it is normal to have a brownish discharge 10 days after op, it has been there since day 1 but seems to be getting heavier and has a bit of an odour.

thanks Ann

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    I would make an appointment to be checked. Could be an infection if it has an odour. I had it for about 4 weeks but got an infection week 2 , it had a smell too.X
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      Hi Val, thanks for your post, did you have antibiotics for it, did you have low pain with your infection too?

      hoping they will just perscribbe antibiotics without a checkup?

      thanks Ann x how are you doing now?

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      Thanks Val, yes had a restful day yesterday seems to be worse when I'm on my feet for too long, see how I go today if it gets any worse will ring doctor, would prefer not to have antibiotics really.

      thanks for your support, hope you are having a good day.

      love Ann x

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      Maybe you need to rest more. Don't be afraid to ring the doctors if your unsure though. They will help you. Even if you have a telephone consultation and just talking to them sometimes helps

      Take care xx

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    Hi Ann

    As long as it is brown and no odur no problem, you might be doing too much, just walk and rest and look decorative!  If it gets any worse have it checked out.  It should start to get lighter soon, as long as you rest with your feet up for a few hours during the day.

    Take care

    Love

    Jacqui 

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      Hi Jacqui, thanks for advice, ŷou may be right that I had a 10 minute walk yesterday and am on my feet more. There is an unpleasant odour, and some pain not panicking will give doctor for a call back, don't want to have an infection to get a hold.

      hope all ok with you xxx

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      Hi Ann

      Always best to check things out with the doctor, especially if you are worried.  I agree the last thing you want is any infection.  So keep drinking.

      Everything fine with me, still experimenting with what foods the bladder will allow me to have now.  Had to start all over again and test like I did before the op.  Finding I can have certain fruits which I had to cut out before so that is good news.  I thought I was just lactose intolerant, turns out I am allergic to dairy, so that has thrown out all my diary of what the bladder will tolerate!  Still I am on the right track now thank goodness.  I have found some dairy free cheese, ice cream and milk.  So eagerly awaiting my Tesco delivery tomorrow to get started!  

      Take care Ann, let me know what the doctor says.  

      Love

      Jacqui lol

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      Hi Jacqui, thanks for advice, been taking it easy with feet up so it is a bit easier, drinking lots of water as you suggest.

      i didn't realise certain foods would affect your bladder, could understand too much acidic,s particularly fruit, can you have a glass of wine etc. I think I would miss dairy?

      sounds like your on the case, clever girl!

      love Ann xx

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      Hi Ann

      Glad to hear you are taking it easy, hope it stops soon.  Keep drinking (water of course!).

      Oh yes lots and lots of food affect the bladder when it is an Over Active Bladder.  Everyone is different so everyone with the problem (if they do not want to be incontinent) has to do the bladder diary and work through all your foods.  Trouble is I was blaming lots of things but never thought about my milk, which was lactose free, and usually dairy does not upset the bladder too much, but I have to be the odd one don't I!  Still hopefully tomorrow I will be back on track.  

      Alcohol does react on a lot of Over Active Bladders but I have never had the chance to test mine.  I am allergic to alcohol!  How boring is that!  It happened when I was in Spain (I think maybe too much of a very good thing!)  the consultant offered me a pill so that I could continue to drink but it had lots and lots of side effects so I chose to give the alcohol up.  Especially as it was not helping me through the menopause!  The biggest no no on my bladder is sugar, it just does not like it in any shape or form!  Still it is a small price to pay, when I have been completely put back in place and all my bowel problems have been cured.  I think I am a very lucky girl.  Especially as they thought I might end up with a bag!  

      Hope everything checks out when you ring the doctor tomorrow.  Rest up and pamper yourself.  

      Love

      Jacqui lol

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      Hi Jacqui, it is amazing how these foods play havoc with our bodies, funny you should say sugar too! What sort of allergy did you have to alcohol?

      You seem to have come through a lot health wise bless you, I think your wonder humour has really helped too. Love Ann xx

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      Hi Ann

      It is amazing how much part food plays in people feeling unwell.  My alcohol allergy came on one night in bed.  We had been out for a lovely meal with red wine and brandy and I was feeling very mellow.  Suddenly my arms started itching and when I went to scratch terrible pain was shooting up my arms, then my tongue started to swell and I could not swallow.  I recognised this symptom because that is how I am with pencillin so it was straight to the hospital!  A couple of injections managed to calm the throat and tongue down but I had the itching and pain for about a week.  He! he! I am a terrible wimp I do not like pain at all so that is when I decided no more!  

      That is why I was so surprised at no pain with the Hysterectomy, I thought I would be a terrible patient moaning and groaning all over the place!  So when the first thing I remember is my surgeon making me laugh, I remember thinking well I must be alright I am laughing!  

      Thank you for your kind words.  I really believe in self help if possible and it has enabled me to conquer a lot of my problems.  He! he! I could not cure the dangley bits, no amount of kegels were going to get everything back in place, so it was over to my lovely surgeon.  

      Let me know how your discharge is going?  I am sure your doctor will put your mind at rest.  

      Love

      Jacqui lol

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      Hi Jacqui, 

      so interesting to hear about your allergies but obviously not nice for you, I too seem to be very prone to most antibiotics, have nearly ended up in A&E a few times and totally agree with self help where I can.

      feeling quite good today but know not to be on my feet too long as the discharge is more, holding off on contacting the doctor unless it gets any worse.

      looking forward to seeing my beautiful daughter and granddaughters today so must try and look like their Nannie!

      hope you are good today and off for one of your walks love Ann x

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      Hi Ann

      Hope you have a smashing time with your daughter and granddaughters.  So glad you are feeling good and I hope your discharge is calming down now, if not give the doctor a ring.

      It must have been very scary for you when the antibiotics had a nasty reaction, I know we need them at times but they seem to wipe out the good stuff in our bodies as well as the bad!  

      I did my first bit of gardening today, we went to the Garden Centre, Rosie was allowed to trot round with us, she really enjoyed herself, and we got lots of plants and tubs, (lightweight ones, and small bags of earth so I won't do any damage!rolleyes)  and I have planted them along the front wall outside our flat.  A lot of the residents (we live on a retirement complex, it has a great call system in case Ian has a bad turn!) have been passing compliments.  Rosie and I are off for our adventures in the woods in a minute.  I cannot wait for Tesco delivery to get here at 3 - 4 p.m.  They are bringing all my new 'dairy free' dairy items, if that makes sense!  

      Have a wonderful time with your loved ones.

      Love

      Jacqui lol

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    I did have a bit of bleeding which was brownish, but always better to get checked if you're worried. xx
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      Thanks Kathy, I will give a call to doctor tomorrow, as it is a little worse , will keep off my feet today and drink lots of water. Hope all going well with you. Kind regards Ann x
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