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Bleeding after hysteroscopy/D&C--normal?

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Old 11-06-2003, 01:57 PM   #1
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I just had a hysteroscopy, D&C and balloon ablation on Monday, 11/03/03 and am still bleeding; is this normal? The literature they gave me said to notify the doctor if I'm still having bright red blood and/or clotting more than 2 days after surgery. It's not a huge amount, but I'd say it's more than just spotting. It's hard to tell how "bright" it is since it soaks into the pad before I actually see it. It varies from fairly bright to light pink on the toilet paper, but looks pretty bright in the toilet [I apologize if this is just too much info!]. For those of you who have had this done, is it normal to still bleed on the third day following surgery? I also have rather dull cramps and feel very bloated - I expected the bloating to pass by now - any ideas?

I'm grateful for any suggestions any of you have!

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Old 11-06-2003, 02:34 PM   #2
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I had a D&C 2 weeks ago today.

I spotted the day I had it and that was it. A week later I started what is just like a full blown AF. (I know it's not because I have to have at least 20 day's of no spotting, no bleeding for it to be an AF. I had a missed miscarriage) I have been bleed for a week now.
It;s normal. At least with a miscarriage it is.
You only had it a few day's ago. Wouldn't worry to much. If you are worried call your Dr tomorrow.

Old 11-06-2003, 02:43 PM   #3
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I agree that it is too soon to tell, as long as it isn't very heavy. I don't know anything about the ablation, though.

With a miscarriage, it is normal to keep bleeding. With a diagnostic D&C, they don't even expect you to have your period that month. I had mine four weeks ago yesterday and I have not stopped bleeding since. I could tell the surgery pain from regular cramping. When that went away - after about 48 hours for me - I knew the bleeding wasn't from the surgery. This just tells me that my problem was not solved by the D&C.

They say to call if you bleed through more than a pad an hour. I was going through an overnight pad every two hours so I called one week later. They let it go until my follow-up at two weeks and I ended up severely anemic. They decided not to transfuse me, but put me on three provera a day to slow it down and let my body make more blood.

I hope that's not too much of a tangent. It's just a warning and a little perspective. As long as yours is pretty slow, you might give it a little more time to stop. I guess you will have to listen to your body and decide how long is too long. I would say longer than a week is definitely too long. Also, if it gets heavy, you should call.

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