I had a partial hysterectomy when I was 34. I'm now 44 and I'm experiencing vaginal bleeding occasionally and anal bleeding once. I haven't been sexually active for a year. An ER visit showed nothing. Is bleeding after a hysterectomy normal?
Dr. Kagan is a ACOG board certified gynecologist, certified by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry as a Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD) and a Certified Menopause Practitioner by the North American Menopause Society.
It is not normal to bleed after a complete hysterectomy (cervix and uterus). I am not clear what you had done, when you refer to a "partial hysterectomy." The blood could be coming from the top of the vagina, the rectum or bladder. If your cervix was left in place, then sometimes a piece of the lower part of the uterus can be left as well and you could be bleeding from this.
You should be examined by an experienced gynecologist, not an emergency room physician. You should be sure you have an evaluation for why you have had anal bleeding, as well.