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Old 01-25-2009, 04:39 AM   #1
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Yellow discharge post op diagnosed

Hi! I have been posting my total vaginal hysterectomy experince under the Total vaginal hysterectomy yesterday thread. I had asked the question on that thread regarding a yellow discharge with low grade fever on that post. I searched the threads on this health boards as well as others and found lots of people asking the question but no answer. So, I decided to post the answer here for others. I called the doctor yesterday after having the yellow discharge and low grade fever for several days. I had some discomfort as well. The doctor immediately sent me to the ER where they performed several blood tests and took several samples from the vaginal cuff. They determined that I had an infection in the vaginal cuff. The stitches looked good and were still intact. The doctors said that anytime you have a yellow discharge after surgery you should be checked immediately as its a good indication of infection and if left untreated can spread. NOT GOOD. So to anyone asking this question after surgery please call your doctor and do not wait as I tred to do as it will likely cause more problems and can put you back into the hospital!! Wishing all of you great health and speedy recoveries!!

 
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Re: Yellow discharge post op diagnosed

Kmann, thank you for posting this. If a woman has any colored discharge other than the bloody discharge from surgery (or perhaps that black coffee ground stuff from the Monsel's solution) she should, at a minimum call her doctor, or better yet go to the ER. ESPECIALLY if she is running a fever (like you were). There are so many cuts during a hyst, an infection can spread very quickly.

I hope you are feeling better soon.

 
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:48 AM   #3
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Re: Yellow discharge post op diagnosed

Well, of course the doc is not in today so I will have to wait till tomorrow. Feel about the same today as I did yesterday. Back on pain meds and antibiotics. I can not wait to feel 110% again!! Not patient as this is killing me! But I will stay as lazy as possible until appt. tomorrow!!!!

 
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Just got back from gyn appt. Guess I will finih the antibiotics and get some extra rest!! YeeHaw!! Can't wait to feel like the normal me again!!

 
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Re: Yellow discharge post op diagnosed

Kmann, I know you are anxious to get back to your regular schedule and to feel better, but know that it will take time.

Two of the hardest lessons I learned were (more) about patience and being humble and allowing people to help me and do things for me when I had cancer. They weren't easy lessons, but I'm glad I had people who cared enough to help me out.

Rest and allow your body time to heal.

 
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Thanks Pickle Eyes,

I am sure trying. I have never been a very patient person but I am learning!!!

 
Old 01-28-2009, 08:06 AM   #7
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After several days the antibiotics seem to be helping. I am feeling better except I have terrible headache. I have had several not and nothing seems to get rid of them. Has anyone else experienced this???

 
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