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Heavy Bleeding and pain 4 days after lap

gsygsy1
gsygsy1

So I had my first laparoscopy on weds and he didn’t find Endo.

However 4 days later (today, Sunday) I have really heavy bleeding and extreme pain (vaginal). I know this is a symptom that says to call the doctor for but as it’s a Sunday this would mean a trip to a&e as my doctors is not open - I was wondering if anyone had a similar experience or any advice.

The pain hasn’t gone with codeiene or ibroprofen.

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I had really heavy bleeding about a week after one of my laps and I called the ward where I had the operation. They asked me to come in and they will check me out. It turned out I had some sort of abrasion/infection that was causing it but I think in my case it was because they were also treating cervical erosion alongside the endo, one of the gynae consultants on duty was able to stop the bleeding. Were you given discharge papers from the hospital with a number to ring? I would ring them if I was you. I don't want to worry you as it is common to have some sort of bleeding straight after an op but if it is very heavy and four days later it is worth getting it checked out as soon as possible. I hope they help you, please let me know how it goesx

cherry78
cherry78
in reply to cherry78

PS just to also add, was your period due around now? It's just that you may be experiencing a really bad period due to the operation where they have been poking around.

gsygsy1
gsygsy1
in reply to cherry78

Thank you so much for your response! Unfortunately the number is week days only (crazy I know!) so I’m going to phone a&e and see what they say.

I did think possibly a period - but I’m on the patch and not due my period for another 2 weeks.

Thanks again for you help definitely going to get checked rather be safe than sorry!

cherry78
cherry78
in reply to gsygsy1

I agree better to be safe than sorry. I would also google the gynaecological department at your hospital as mine has a support manager where when you phone the landline number, they give a mobile number in case of emergencies. You could phone the main switchboard of the hospital and ask them to contact the gynae department as although the number you were given is week days only, they still have people working there at weekends, worth a try as you really need to see a gynae specialist as soon as possx

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