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Question: bleeding 11 years after a total hysterectomy


 margesmom - Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:03 pm

I had a total hysterectomy done 11 years ago because of unexplained pains i kept getting they found some benign tumours under my ovaries so removed everything i have over the years kept getting the occasional pain deep in my right side ,today as i was cleaning myself i found i was bleeding it was like the show you get before giving birth what is it and what should i do ?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:37 pm

User avatar Hello,
Any vaginal bleeding which is not related to menses should be checked out, particularly if it persists. If you have had rough sex, it is possible there is an abrasion which is nothing to worry about. Inadequate lubrication can also result in such trauma. In these cases it should heal but to avoid future problems you may need to use either external lubrication or local hormonal treatment. You should discuss it with your doctor.

Best wishes.

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