Can you get BV If you have had a hysterectomy?

Can you get BV If you have had a hysterectomy?

Bacterial vaginosis is associated with poor obstetrics and gynecologic outcomes such as preterm delivery, infection after surgeries such as a hysterectomy, and may make a woman more susceptible to sexually transmitted infections, especially HIV.

Are infections common after hysterectomy?

After a hysterectomy, infection can occur in the incision, the vagina, and bladder or inside the abdomen. Infection occurs in about 10% of women who undergo a hysterectomy even after receiving preventative antibiotics before the procedure.

What are the symptoms of an infection after a hysterectomy?

Call your doctor if you have any of these symptoms with any type of hysterectomy:

  • Fever or chills.
  • Heavy bleeding or unusual vaginal discharge.
  • Severe pain.
  • Redness or discharge from incisions.
  • Problems urinating or having a bowel movement.
  • Shortness of breath or chest pain.

Is odor normal after hysterectomy?

You will likely have light spotting for 2 to 4 weeks. It may be pink, red, or brownish. It should not have a bad odor. If you had good sexual function before the surgery, you should continue to have good sexual function afterward.

Can you have a discharge years after a hysterectomy?

Normal bleeding vs. It is normal to have vaginal blood loss and discharge for several weeks after a hysterectomy, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

How do you clean your vagina after a hysterectomy?

Keep the incision clean and pat dry. Every day, wash your incision and personal area with warm water and mild soap. Be sure to rinse and pat dry thoroughly. Check the area of your incision every day for redness, swelling, drainage or wound opening.

Is it OK to strain to poop after hysterectomy?

Drink plenty of fluids (unless your doctor tells you not to). You may notice that your bowel movements are not regular right after your surgery. This is common. Try to avoid constipation and straining with bowel movements.

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