What is normal bleed after a lap? - Endometriosis UK

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What is normal bleed after a lap?

Elm98
Elm98

Little bit concerned but don’t know if I’m just being overly anxious.

I’m 2 weeks post lap on Wednesday and they removed endo that was found, I spotted for around 48 hours after lap and then nothing. Then a week after my lap I started bleeding what is considered heavy for me. I take bcp so I wasn’t expecting a period for around another week but I’m a little concerned that I’ve been bleeding bright red blood heavily (but not filling pads every hour) for the past 5 days and when I stand up I am literally dripping blood and it’s showing no signs of calming yet and very very crampy. Before lap my periods were always dark brown blood throughout and not incredibly heavy.

Is this a normal period? Has it just changed because endo has been removed? Am I overreacting?

Feel really silly but I don’t want to be wasting the doctors time if others have experienced this.

4 Replies
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My periods have changed since my lap. Since I had my lining ablated 4 years ago I only had light bleeding 2 days. I just had normal bleeding 6 days for my 2nd post lap period.

Yours is much heavier.id go see dr.

Elm98
Elm98
in reply to ElaineKC

I think I will have to book in with gp tomorrow, sorry for the tmi but had lots of tiny little blood clots constantly and just doesn’t seem to be subsiding at all

Hope you’re doing ok xx

ElaineKC
ElaineKC
in reply to Elm98

Good decision. I am struggling to decide about Mirena IUD. Have an appointment in a couple of weeks to have it fitted. I had endo and scar adhesions around my bladder so now after Lap I have bladder issues :( you can’t seem to win at this game :(

I hope you find some answers at the drs

Elm98
Elm98
in reply to ElaineKC

My surgeon wanted me to have the Mirena too but I decided against it as my sister had problems with hers and had it removed so I opted for the combined pill gederal (I cannot take progesterone only as it really affects my mood) and for me it was perfect before surgery, it stopped my breakthrough bleeding and kept my periods more on cycle. If you have these concerns talk to your doctor and ask him absolutely everything your worried about. I plan to go to my follow up appointment with an absolute novel of questions for my gynaecologist haha xx

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