A total Hysterectomy, which is often recommended to treat gynecologic carcinoma, involves the surgical removal of the uterus, cervical and surrounding tissues. You may be curious about what to expect if a hysterectomy is recommended as part of your treatment plan. Your experience will depend on the type of procedure you have had. Your gynecologic surgeon may recommend minimally invasive procedures, such as laparoscopy or robotic assistance, or an open approach (laparotomy), depending on your needs.
What Should You Expect?
These are the five most common things you can expect following a hysterectomy to treat cancer.
You will experience some vaginal bleeding for the first 24 hours following your hysterectomy. This will gradually taper off over time. You should immediately call your doctor if the bleeding is becoming more severe than normal.
A leaking clear fluid after hysterectomy can be a major. You may feel tired for several weeks. You should be active, but take breaks when necessary.
Vaginal discharge may appear bloody for several weeks. It will gradually become lighter and thinner over time.
You may feel hot flashes, night sweats, and dryness in your vaginal area if both of your ovaries have been removed. Your physician may recommend hormone replacement therapy, or other medications to ease your discomfort.
A feeling of loss can cause you to feel depressed, irritable, irritable, or worse, disrupt your sleep. These emotions and reactions are normal. They should improve over time. Talk to your doctor if they continue or cause significant disruption in your life.
After a hysterectomy, you should immediately seek medical attention if there are any symptoms such as fever, vomiting, severe pain, diarrhea, constipation, difficulty urinating, or an unpleasant odor in your vagina.
How To Bleed After Hysterectomy: What You Can Expect?
After a hysterectomy, bleeding is common. However, bleeding after a hysterectomy is not a common occurrence.
Most people feel bleeding within the first few hours and then for several weeks. It will get less severe over time.
Abnormal bleeding is when the vaginal bleeding becomes more severe, heavier, and doesn’t stop. Talk to your doctor immediately if you notice any unusual bleeding signs.
The majority of people will feel some bleeding after the procedure.
As your body heals, the stitches are removed and you start to feel the effects of bleeding, it is normal to experience bleeding for six weeks. It may appear red, brown, and pink. As time goes by, the bleeding will become less noticeable and lighter.
The type of procedure you had will determine how much bleeding you experience.
A variety of ways can your doctor perform a hysterectomy:
Vaginal: The procedure can be performed through your abdomen or your nave.
Laparoscopic: To aid in the procedure, your doctor may use laparoscopic instruments. Your doctor will use small incisions to perform the procedure with the aid of a camera that is inserted into your body.
Robot-Assisted: A robotic procedure may be performed by your doctor. Your doctor may direct a robot arm to perform the hysterectomy more precisely.
A partial hysterectomy can cause a temporary period lasting up to one year. This could be due to any remaining endometrial line in your cervix.
You won’t have menstrual periods after a radical or total hysterectomy.
A complication is bleeding that occurs after a hysterectomy and lasts more than six weeks.
A hemorrhage or a vaginal tear may cause abnormal bleeding. These complications are uncommon but can cause vaginal bleeding.
You may experience vaginal bleeding for months or even years after a hysterectomy. This could be due to vaginal Atrophy, or another medical condition such as Cancer. Talk to your doctor if bleeding continues for more than six weeks following your procedure.
After your surgery, you may experience hemorrhage. This is very rare. If you have had laparoscopic surgery, hemorrhage is more common. We don’t know why this surgery is more common than other types.
Your hemorrhage may originate from your uterine vessels, and cervical or vaginal vessels.
A hemorrhage may be caused by sudden or more severe vaginal bleeding.
Vaginal Cuff Tear
Vaginal bleeding can also occur if the vaginal band is torn after a radical or total hysterectomy. Only between 4.0 and.14 percent experience this. This is more common if you have had a robotic or laparoscopic procedure.
After your procedure, you may experience a vaginal tear.
A vaginal cuff tear is not only bleeding but also symptoms such as:
- Pain in your abdomen or pelvis
- Watery discharge
- Pressure in your vagina
- Most likely, your symptoms will be apparent enough to see a doctor within one day.
- You may have torn your vaginal cuff from having sex, moving your stomach, coughing, or sneezing.