Postcoital vaginal rupture is a rare but well documented complication of hysterectomy. Evisceration of the small intestine, vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain are common presenting features. We report the unusual case of vaginal rupture presenting with generalised peritonitis without vaginal evisceration. Evisceration of the small intestine is a common presenting feature and may be accompanied by vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain.
Bleeding after hysterectomy: Causes and what to expect
A known complication of supracervical hysterectomy is cyclical bleeding from the retained cervix when functioning endometrial tissue is not totally removed. We present a rare case of delayed postoperative vaginal hemorrhage after supracervical hysterectomy. A year-old woman presented on postoperative day 15 after laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy with massive vaginal hemorrhage requiring emergent re-operation. Her bleeding was controlled with vaginally placed sutures. Ultrasound confirmed no intraperitoneal free fluid. The etiology was thought to be induced by postoperative tissue necrosis from cautery applied to the endocervical canal during the original surgery. Delayed vaginal hemorrhage from a retained cervix is a rare complication of laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy.
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It's normal to have bloody vaginal discharge for several days to several weeks after a hysterectomy, as the stitches sutures dissolve and the tissue heals. You'll likely need to wear sanitary pads during that time.
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It ends menstruation and the ability to become pregnant. A hysterectomy is only one way to treat problems affecting the uterus. For certain conditions, however, hysterectomy may be the best choice. Please ask your healthcare provider to discuss what alternatives are available to treat your specific condition.