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Had hysterectomy and rectocele repair surgery. How long will it take to stop the bleeding?

I had a hysterectomy and rectocele repair 6 weeks ago tomorrow. I wonder how long drainage goes on. My dr. Said it would be gone by my 6 weeks check up tomorrow but Ii still need to wear a pad for this drainage. It looks kind of like mucous. I guess I ll find out tomorrow. It I wonder if I could have an infection or is this a common thing? Thank you for listening and giving me ay thoughts.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thank you for your query.
Normally, the drainage and discharge are absolutely gone by 6 weeks.
However, in some patients, healing could take slightly longer , but needing to wear a pad for the discharge is a bit too much.
Infection would cause itching, redness, some kind of fever and discomfort.
Plain mucus discharge simply means the healing process is taking slightly longer.
Do go for the check up as it would be definitive.
You need to take a high protein and nutritious diet and vitamin C supplements for rapid healing
take care.
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