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Gynecology

Hysterectomy

07/09/2008

Question:

i had a complete hysterectomy 6 months ago, i have not had sex yet, i started bleeding this morning, well spotting, why?

Answer:

Having a hysterectomy eliminates the chance of bleeding from any uterine or cervical cause.  Occasionally, bleeding may still occur from a vaginal or vulvar source, such as a growth, an infection, or an injury.  Sometimes, bleeding from the rectum or urinary system can be mistaken for blood from the vagina.  If your bleeding is ongoing or is present to a significant degree, you will need an exam to find the cause.

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Response by:

Jonathan  A Schaffir, MD Jonathan A Schaffir, MD
Clnical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University