What role does having a hysterectomy without hormone replacement play in weight gain? Can taking hormones help in losing weight?

Weight gain. Hysterectomy does not cause weight gain and hormones don't help with weight loss. After an evaluation to make sure that your thyroid is okay, exercise and calorie restriction help with weight gain.
Hysterectomy? I am asking this because, often people associate hysterectormy as removal of uterus and ovaries. This not true hysterectomy is just removal of the uterus.If the the ovaries were removed- you could have some potential weight gain from the loss of hormones from your ovaries. With appropriate counseling topical hormone treatment can help a woman feel better and healthy and perhaps help your loss.

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What is the best form of hormone replacement therapy with a low risk of weight gain?

Hormone replacement. Age 33 is quite young for hormone replacement. I presume your gynecologist has prescribed this for you but perhaps she/he did not fully explain it. Please go on-line and type in "Hormone Replacement" and a number of articles will appear. Some will be straightforward for you and others will make little sense. Once read, please discuss this with your gynecologist. Read more...

I wake up at night drenched in sweat but it's only from lower abdominal down. Hysterectomy 2005 w/hormone replacement. S/S only last 2 weeks.

Night sweats. Hi. Night sweats could signal some serious conditions including infections and leukemia/lymphoma. Have you had any loss of appetite or weight loss? Any cough or fever? I recommend you see your doc. Hopefully it's nothing, but you need to be seen and evaluated. Read more...

I had a hysterectomy 7 years ago. I am 42 years old. I am having night sweats and trouble sleeping. Do I need hormone replacement? I have one ovary.

Possibly. Go and see an ob/gyn doctor. Without a full history and physical exam and possible some lab tests, trying to make a diagnosis would only be guessing. Please go and get better soon. Read more...

What is a good hormone replacement after a hysterectomy when the ovaries are left?

None. If the ovaries are left behind, no hormone replacement is necessary as they are still producing estrogen. After moenopause, only estrogen will be needed if desired to treat symptoms. Read more...

What is a good hormone replacement after an hysterectomy with the ovaries left in?

No need. If the ovaries have been left behind after a hysterectomy in a woman before menopause, there is no need to replace hormones, because the ovaries will still provide all hormones. Because of the surgery a woman may experience hotflashes for up to 8 weeks, after which things are usually back to normal. Read more...