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Uterus cancer. Had hysterectomy. Bowel collapsed. Why bleeding now?

hi, my mum had cancer of the uterous, had a hysterectomy with Professor Shepherd (the best) and was told that they got all of the tumour (it was a high grade one). That was in January. Her bowel then collapsed and she was in hospital for 2 weeks which was really worrying time, but her bowel starting to work again and she made a full recovery. She went for a scan today, which she told me was just routine. Turns out it wasn t as she now admits she has had some bleeding . She has been scanned and the scan is clear but Professor Shepherd has taken tissue of her vagina for tests. Of course I am now worried sick. My mother has told me that there sometimes can be bleeding following a hysterectomy and not to worry.. any thoughts to allay my fears..?
Asked On : Fri, 18 May 2012
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Your history is incomplete. you havent mentioned the treatment she received after surgery. Any radiation was given? since you sad it was high grade, she would definitely require radiotherapy after surgery. If she had radiotherapy, radiation changes can sometimes cause spotting. if no radiation has been done, it must be either granulation tissue bleeding (not cancer) of some local growth. Biopsy would give final answer. since treatment was given very recently, very unlikely cancer coming back. other causes might be the reason for bleed
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