Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bleeding after Lap *Updated*

Ladies, I have a question.

It's been more than 2 weeks since my laparoscopy. I had my surgery on CD 11. The first few days after surgery, I had very light bleeding more like spotting. It then changed to a full fledged period on CD 16 with heavy bleeding and clots. What??? I have never had a 15 day cycle in my life!!! The bleeding tapered off last weekend and I thought it was all over. And we resumed (I) as there was no red. Unfortunately, the spotting/light bleeding returned after 2 days.

I am tired of seeing red each time I use the restroom. I thought I would ask you folks before I call PPVI and play the waiting game. I was thinking that a new cycle had begun last week but now I am confused..

Thank You so much for your comments!

I called PPVI and the nurse told me that some people go on to have light bleeding for "several days" after the lap. They told me to get back to them if the spotting changes to heavy bleeding. I haven't seen any spotting today. I hope it stays that way!
And yeah, the biopsy/culture could have disrupted the uterine lining causing irregular bleeding. And they also cauterized my cervix and maybe the Intercourse could have caused the spotting.


  1. I don't know what to say about that. I wouldn't think the surgery would alter your cycle. I think you should call PPVI

  2. Call PPVI institute, hopefully you will get a quick answer.

  3. Oh dear I am so sorry. I went through the same thing after my 2nd surgery in 2010. I bled for 11 days after surgery and then two day of nothing followed by what appeared to be my period for 4 days. The next cycle after that was 17 days. I called my Dr, was told it was all normal. I agree you should call just to make sure all is well. Hope you are recovering well.

  4. I don't have any experience with that, but it sounds like you should definitely call PPVI. I will also pray for your healing. St. Alphonsa, pray for J!

  5. I didn't have any bleeding after my lap, but I did have a D & C on top of everything else. I hope and pray PPVI gets back to you ASAP!

  6. Glad you called PPVI, but I wanted to add that I had major whacked out bleeding/spotting after my lap last August. From what I understand its normal for things not to be normal for a while.

  7. Lots going on down there. Glad you have some answers. praying for quick healing!