When should I call my healthcare provider if I have had a hysterectomy?

Call your healthcare provider if you have:

  • Bright red vaginal bleeding.
  • A fever over 100°F.
  • Severe nausea or vomiting.
  • Difficulty urinating, burning feeling when urinating, or frequent urination.
  • Increasing amount of pain.
  • Increasing redness, swelling, or drainage from your incision.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 06/25/2018.


  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Hysterectomy. Accessed 6/25/2018.
  • Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hysterectomy. Accessed. 6/25/2018.

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