Post-surgical bleeding is a general complication after any surgery. Depending on the hemorrhage time, it is of three types: primary, reactive, and secondary. Primary bleeding occurs in the intra-operative period itself, whereas reactive bleeding befalls within the next 24 hours after an operation. If the bleeding occurs post-operatively after seven to ten days, it is called secondary bleeding. Direct pressure to the bleeding site, imaging to sort the spot, immediate blood transfusion, and, if required, reoperation are the ways of managing post-surgical bleeding.
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Query: Hi doctor, Five weeks ago, I had a hysterectomy along with uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes. I am experiencing light pink to red vaginal bleeding after dealing with high stress at work. I just had my second follow up with my doctor. She said that my stitches are intact and everything appears nor... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Post-hysterectomy bleeding could be as a result of infection or breakdown of the vault following sexual activity. Also, it could be a normal occurrence from the wound site in which stressful activity brings about the pain and bleeding as you are experiencing. My advice is... Read Full »