After a hysterectomy, it’s normal to have light vaginal discharge for up to 6 weeks. At first, the discharge tends to be bright red or pink. Gradually, it changes to a brownish or yellowish color. Here’s what to do to take care of yourself:
• Use pads to absorb discharge. Change them every time you go to
• Do not douche, use tampons, or have sex. Ask your doctor when it’s
okay to do so.
• Wipe front to back after going to the bathroom. This helps prevent
• Call your doctor if the discharge becomes foul-smelling, or if the
discharge becomes heavier than a light menstrual period.
• Get emergency care if your bleeding is heavier than a normal
menstrual period, or if you pass bright red clots.