|I don't have any experience with this but I hope Lucy is ok. Are you planning on bringing her into the Vet or waiting for a callback to discuss her symptoms. I would think that unusual, unexpected bleeding following surgery warrants a quick trip to the Vet (or the 24 hour ER vet if yours is not open yet.)|
|Sorry I don't have any experience with this either... what did they tell you to do? I think she NEEDS to be seen by a vet today since she was spayed so recently.
I did come across this while searching for info... but this took place about a year after surgery, not just two weeks. I think the recent surgery is the concern.
http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/pregnan ... ayheat.htm
|I talked to my vet. Lucy was just there on Wednesday and everything appeared to be fine. The Dr. is right now thinking it is either a UTI/vaginitis or that she was possibly pregnant or in a cycle when she was spayed and it is her body reacting to the sudden change of hormones. I collected a urine sample and will bring it in for a urinalysis BUT I'm car-less today!! What a time for the car to be in the shop!!
I also called the shelter where she was adopted and they are going to try to find out if she was indeed pregnant.
I'm praying that it is something simple and easily treated and fixed.
|Oh, how scary. I hope Lucy is okay.|
|I have no experience with that - we are a predominantly male dog household.
I agree she should be seen, and the info you are getting from the vet who did her surgery and preop work is a needed part of the puzzle.
Hugs to you and Lucy.
|I had a similar issue..... but different.
I adopted Miss Rags and was told by her owner that she was spayed. 1 week after I got her I brought her to the Vet because she was bleeding and swollen back there. Turned out I had been lied to. She had not been spayed.
I hope Lucy is okay.
|I would definitely get a vet to look her over. Do you know for sure she was spayed? (see any stitches or recent scar when you got her?)|
|I hope everything goes okay with Lucy. Please keep us in touch.|
|Have you just recently got Lucy from a shelter?. Did they spay her at the shelter?
Is there an area on her belly shaved with a noticeable fresh scar if she was done only 2 weeks ago, it should be quite recognisable there & still looking like recent surgery?
If done at the shelter then I would say they did not do her and she is in heat if no noticeable area of surgery on her belly.
If your vet did her, then I would take her back immediately if she is bleeding as very recent surgery there and something is not right.
Keep us posted on Lucy, hugs.
|Thank you for all of the support.
Unfortunately, I still don't know too much. We went to the vet on Friday and the urinalysis came back clear (no UTI). Lucy was definitely spayed at the shelter 2 weeks ago. The incision is obvious. My vet is still thinking that she was pregnant at the time of the spay. She said the incision is larger than normal and Lucy's mammary glands are bigger than what they would typically be for her age. If that is the case then she is most likely bleeding because her body is adjusting to the sudden change in hormones.
It's just so hard to know for sure considering we don't know her history. I've called the shelter and they were going to do some research and see if they could find out what the vet remembered. I didn't hear back on Friday and the person I talked to was not there today (Saturday).
Lucy is acting normal (well as normal as a dog that you've had for a week ). The vet wants to wait for a few days and see if the bleeding stops. If not she'll run some tests and we'll go from there....
|I hope sooo much Lucy will be fine! It sounds strange that she is bleeding 2 weeks after she was spayed and I never heard anything like it.
Very good you had gone to the Vet and I hope that it will be a good outcome with Lucy!!!
Is she still bleeding or did the bleeding stopped now??
Loads of Sheepie hugs to you and Lucy!
|Any update on Lucy, has the bleeding stopped? Did they find out what was causing it?|
Any update on Lucy, has the bleeding stopped? Did they find out what was causing it?
Thanks for checking on us. The bleeding stopped only to be replaced with a thick discharge. Lucy is on antibiotics for what we assume is vaginitis. I'm hoping the meds will clear it up and that will be the end of it. She is otherwise acting fine...though I think my husband might be slightly traumatized by the experience!
The bleeding stopped only to be replaced with a thick discharge. Lucy is on antibiotics for what we assume is vaginitis.
Hope she clears up soon, thanks for the update, just reading about the blood stopping and then the discharge I would of sworn she was in heat, is she puffy in that department? They get bleeding then it turns to a mucousy discharge then back to a bleed as there going out of heat. Heat lasts for about 21 days, so just keep an eye on her just in case. Who knows there even though she had the surgery scar for de-sexing at the shelter, better aware then sorry. If it lasts the discharge for 21 days then maybe she was in heat. Keep us posted & hopefully it is only vaginitis and will clear up soon.
just reading about the blood stopping and then the discharge I would of sworn she was in heat, is she puffy in that department?
Honestly, this is my first female dog so I really have no idea. It's possible but I'm not used to looking at girl parts.
They get bleeding then it turns to a mucousy discharge then back to a bleed as there going out of heat. Heat lasts for about 21 days, so just keep an eye on her just in case.
Seriously?!? Oh, great! Is it medically possible to be in heat if she has been spayed? I mean, if she was that close to coming into heat when she was spayed could she have a mini heat as the hormones level off? Leave it to my dog to be the problem child!
hopefully it is only vaginitis and will clear up soon.
Yes. I'm still hopeful that it is something simple. Thanks again for your concern and advice!
On a side note-- I did finally hear back from the shelter. Lucy was not pregnant at the time of her spay but she had previously had puppies. She's only 14 months old and keep in mind she lived with and was brought to the shelter with her brother. Actually littermate brother who was intact. I sure hope they didn't mate. I wouldn't want those puppies out there.
Is it medically possible to be in heat if she has been spayed? I mean, if she was that close to coming into heat when she was spayed could she have a mini heat as the hormones level off?
No it is not medically possible if she has been DEFINATELY been spayed. No such thing as a Mini Heat either after spaying.
Keep us posted to how she is going as am curious there with all the signs she is showing at the moment as to wether it is vaginitis, never heard of vaginitis with blood first and then a discharge and if this goes on for 21 days after the first sign of blood, well the shelter has a lot to answer for, it would not be the first time this has happened, elissa (Pepsi's Mommy) was told her girl rags was spayed at the shelter and it was not so.
it would not be the first time this has happened, elissa (Pepsi's Mommy) was told her girl rags was spayed at the shelter and it was not so.
Lisa, I was also told Pepsi was neutered by the shelter. The day after I got him I brought him to this woman's house that offered to give him a trim up and bath. When I got back to pick him up she said, "Guess what, Elissa... Pepsi was not Neutered. I said ... What? They told me he was and charged me the adoption fee for a neutered dog. Well she lifted up some fur around his back legs and low and behold, he was VERY intact.
Very strange to have it happen with two dogs in 1 years time. Or just my luck.
|My lab had the same issue. Not sure if its Vaginitis but it started 10 days after she was spayed. Also a shelter dog who had been threw her first heat|
|How old was the scar? Could it have been from a C-section from the puppies she had?
Feel for you, not having answers makes everything frustrating for you.
|Check out this website. It explains a lot.|
How then can the pet actually bleed if the uterus and ovaries have been removed? Well, the lining tissue of the remaining vagina can swell and bleed in response to the hormones, simulating a heat cycle. Unless the uterus was not removed, your pet will not get pregnant. Other possible situations that could simulate a heat cycle could be a vaginal or bladder infectionhttp://vetmedicine.about.com/od/pregnancyreproduction/f/FAQ_spayheat.htm
|Thanks bess interesting link.|
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