I had vaginoplasty 2 weeks ago and didn't realise I was pregnant. Had a medical abortion 3 days ago and I've been bleeding?
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Bleeding from Abortion after vaginoplasty?
Its unfortunate to have an undiagnosed pregnancy at the time of vaginal surgery. This is uncommon because it is almost certain your surgeon did a pregnancy test. If not, a mistake was made. A negative test at the time of surgery would mean that the pregnancy was very early. Thus bleeding from this should not be severe and not affect your vaginoplasty. If you are bleeding heavily you need to see your doctor who did the vaginoplasty. Don't assume this is just from medical induced abortion. Make certain you are on good contraception once you resume sexual activity to avoid this in the future. Good luck with your healing.
Been Bleeding Since Abortion
The specific risks and suitability of these procedures for each individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare. These can include infection, bleeding, (hematoma), separation of the incision, changes in sensation, pain, increased sensitivity, unsatisfactory cosmetic results. Any concerns of infection, new pain, swelling, bleeding, drainage should immediately be addressed by the doctor. With the bleeding you have been having it would be best to visit your surgeon right away to make sure that you are still healing and that nothing has gone wrong. Good luck.
Will bleeding after a medical abortion affect my vaginoplasty surgery results?
A medical abortion which causes the disruption of a pregnancy and thus the bleeding and clots should not affect the results of your vaginal surgery. However, if the heavy bleeding persists more than a few days, please follow up with the physician who prescribed the medication because that may indicate residual tissue and the need for a D & C. If you need a procedure, that may impact your results.
I hope this information is helpful and speedy recovery!
Troy R. Hailparn, MD, FACOG
Cosmetic Gynecology Center of San Antonio
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Thick blood clots
Thick blood clots should not affect the stitches inside and outside of the vaigna. If you continue to bleed you need to see the surgeon who performed your abortion.
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Vaginoplasty won't be affected with abortion.
Hi, a medical abortion shouldn't affect the stitches. Bleeding for more than two weeks, though, needs to be evaluated by the center who prescribed the abortion meds. If you required a D&C, that can put tension on the vaginoplasty surgery.
Vaginal bleeding won't break stitches from vaginoplasty surgery
Unusual situation, but bleeding won't break any stitches. Bleeding is common after medical abortion. If it persists or becomes heavy, you need to follow up with the physician who prescribed it for you for further evaluation.
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