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What causes spotting post hysterectomy?

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Posted on Tue, 15 Jul 2014
Question: I am 3rd week post op robotic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer. I am spoting a small amount of blood vaginally for the past 3 days. Should I be worried?
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Not worrisome.

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The mild spotting vaginally after 3 weeks can be due to mild oozing from the surgical site. If there is no pain and the spotting is only mild then you can self monitor it and wait for it to stop spontaneously in next 3-4 days. In case the spotting is persistent or increases then do consult your gynecologist for an examination.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

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What causes spotting post hysterectomy?

Brief Answer: Not worrisome. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. The mild spotting vaginally after 3 weeks can be due to mild oozing from the surgical site. If there is no pain and the spotting is only mild then you can self monitor it and wait for it to stop spontaneously in next 3-4 days. In case the spotting is persistent or increases then do consult your gynecologist for an examination. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal