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Changes After Hysterectomy When
Had a hysterectomy 12 years ago when 35 , now 47 , when would I expect to be thinking of any symptoms or a change in life. Thank you ?
Hysterectomy: I assume your ovaries were left during the procedure. Generally women go through menopause at the same time as their mother or older sisters. Additionally, some woman never have many symptoms. If you begin to have classic symptoms of hot flushes, vaginal dryness then see your doctor. ...Read more
It can be: It depends on how much the uterus was contributing to your sexual feelings before the hysterectomy. A healthy uterus can contract in a very pleasant way during sex which could be lost. A uterus that is not healthy can cause pain during sex and orgasm. Removing then may improve. So, it depends on how your uterus was doing before they hysterectomy. Most women can have great sex after a hysterectomy. ...Read more
Varies: It is key to understand that hormone changes do not occur after removal of the uterus but rather after removal of the ovaries. If you still have your ovaries then you should not experience any hormonal changes. After removal of the ovaries menopause symptoms can occur almost immediately or not at all. For some the symptoms are severe enough to take estrogen replacement therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a total hysterectomy after I gained so much weight I don't know how to get off. I changed my eating habits, I started juicing please help ?
Common problem: Weight gain after hysterectomy is very common. General recommendations: Follow the "Mediterranean" diet>> http://bit.ly/1Bdzwix http://bit.ly/1FMQO4d http://bit.ly/1rTjasA Increase exercise and include strength(muscle)building exercises.....Join MyFitnessPal on your smart phone>> http://bit.ly/1GcfdU6 and loose weight with a friend. For overall advise>> http://bit.ly/1ybbG2S ...Read more
Will my sex life change after my hysterectomy? I'm concerned i will stop enjoying sex after i get a hysterectomy? Is there risk of loss of desire or loss of sensation?
Removal : Removal of the uterus does not prevent pleasure from sex. However, if your ovaries are removed you may have less vaginal secretions and there could be some thining of vaginal tissues. If you did experience vaginal dryness, there are hormonal creams that can be helpful or vaginal lubricants. Some women who have had removal of ovaries do experience a decrease in sex drive (libido) but that is not due to a loss of sensation. There are many women who feel sexual freedom because they are no longer worried about becoming pregnant each time they have intercourse. Take care. ...Read more
It depends: On if they took out your ovaries or not. If they left your ovaries in and just took out your uterus then you will just stop your periods!. You will still have your hormones and you will not have the side effects of menopause and that is the best of both worlds! make sure you know exactly what they did in your surgery. ...Read more
After having a larascopic hysterectomy do you have to change the way you cleans your vagina to keep protected from germs?
I am 38 and am going through the change. Is this because I had a hysterectomy to have my ovaries and womb remove?
Depends: Technically, the term 'total hysterectomy' refers to removing the uterus and cervix only. However, if a woman has also had her tubes and ovaries removed, 'bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy', she could notice a change almost immediately if she is premenopausal, or not at all if she is menopausal. ...Read more
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