I had a hysterectomy ...can you help me?

Amanda - posted on 11/11/2009 ( 29 moms have responded )

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Im a 24 year old newly single mom. I had a hysterectomy in november and im having all knids of trouble. I have horrible headaches, nightsweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness...and im always irritated.

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Melissa - posted on 06/19/2011

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There is an oline group called the hyster sisters and this has been an awesome resource for me, so you may want to look it up and see if it could help you.....I have feelins of being irritated and headaches as well but this group has been the biggest help of all. Good luck!!

Shannon - posted on 11/11/2009

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There are some natural and healthy thing you can use to help balance your hormones and ease theses symptoms. Chaste tree Berry (vitex) suppliments are wonderful. Works on your pituatary gland and helps balance your hormones. Kelp works on your thyroid and will supply you with all of your B vitamins. Sage will help with the sweats. Mullein Leaf among other things will help the vaginal dryness.

Try a local health food/suppliment store or look for an Herbalisy in your area to help you out!
Peace & Welness

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Darlene - posted on 10/29/2012

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Hello Amanda,



You need to check with your doctor. I am 45 and had an hysterectomy at age 40. The only symptons I had was vaginal dryness. The doctor gave me some cream for that but the rest of those symptons. I would suggest that you to contact either your doctor or another doctor to find out what is going on with your body.





Darlene

Tina - posted on 10/29/2012

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I also had a hysterectomy many years ago. i think it was like in 96 or 97 do to terrible endimetreosis sorry know ispelled it wrong. my doc. did not put me on premirin or any hormones because she said that even with a total hys that the endimt. could come back. within the last few years i have been diag. with thyroid prob. take meds. fibromyagia take meds. and bi-polar take meds. all this is leading to the question why do i not want sex. at all my husband so far has been ok about it but when i try to explain he kinda zones out on me. is there something over the counter i can take to help get the zing back. i use to love sex. i would like to again but it hurts even with lotion and with my kids grown and gone or always away from home. one is moved out one on the way home from afghanistan but pretty sure he will want a place of his own real soon. i tried talking to my doc but my husband was in the room and it kinda ended in a joke fest. please is there any help for me.?? oh i should say i am 54 yrs old,

Darlene - posted on 11/14/2009

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i had a hysterectomy in 2007. i still have me eggs but every thing else id gone. once in a blue moon, i may become irritated and have hot flashes. it is not that severe where i need to go to the doctor. actually, it has been a pleasant experience except watching what i drink and eat something that does not agree with me. i have noticed vaginal dryness but thought it was hormones. u might need to check with ur doctor. i think everyone goes through something different.

Darlene - posted on 11/14/2009

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i had a hysterectomy about 2 years ago. one thing i did notice is that u have to watch what u eat and drink. if that does not work, my advice is to go to the doctor. Something may be wrong

Christy - posted on 11/14/2009

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Things did go well with my hysterectomy. There were some complications, but everything is doing a lot better now. I did remove one of my ovaries. The question I had was does anyone know how long I don't need to eat leafy vegetables? My doctor told me that it causes the bloating and gas that I'm recieving.

Angie - posted on 11/13/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

I had fibroids on my uterus and a serious case of pollycystic ovarian syndrome. So my doc went in a couple times trying to avoid the hyst. But eventually took my uterus only. Not sure still why he left my cervix and ovaries but oh well. About 2 months after my hyst i started to bleed real heavey. They said it was normal...it got worse and they did a ultra sound and found that i had a tumor on my cervix which was making me bleed to death. So now i have been having more pain plus menopause symptoms and they found that my overies and the area next to it has cysts again. So they may need to go back in to remove them cause they are not working.... im so fed up with doctors and that they never seem to help me.



I'm so sorry things aren't going well since your hysterectomy.  I kept my ovaries because I didn't want to go into menpause. With oru pcos, it sounds like you might lose you ovaries too.  Find a different doctor, one that will listen to you.  I mentioned hystersisters before, please check it out.  They have some great advice....

Christy - posted on 11/13/2009

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I previously noted I did not have any problems. I take that back. I have had bloating and a problem with gas. Just about the most favorite thing I love to eat is a good salad. I was told to my doctor that I could not eat any leafy vegetables. My doctor did not tell me how long. Does anyone know?

Christy - posted on 11/13/2009

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I am a 28 year old woman with 2 daughters ages 8 and 6. I just recently went through a hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. I went through 3 years of nothing but pain, and a horrible monthly cycle since I began having them. I had laproscopic surgury back in May to check things. I had scar tissue cut out from having 2 c-sections. That didnt work so I went back in for the hysterectomy to find out that I had more complications than they knew of. Endemetriosis was only one of them. They left 1 of my ovaries. My hemoglobin was low and they had to give me blood during my stay in the hospital. They said that I may need hormone replacement due to only having 1 ovary and I may not. It's been 2 weeks, and besides the pain and discomfort of recovering I believe I have felt better than I ever have. Not to say things could change. I went in very scared, but I am very happy with my decision. For those who are going through this, I keep you in my prayers, and keep your head up!

Sonal - posted on 11/13/2009

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My dear you need hormone replacement therapy even if your ovaries are left behind. Consult your doc. ASAP. I underwent hysterectomy couple of years ago and was on HRT for 4 yrs. Also u r too young. Take care... Sonal Chhaya

Amanda - posted on 11/11/2009

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I had fibroids on my uterus and a serious case of pollycystic ovarian syndrome. So my doc went in a couple times trying to avoid the hyst. But eventually took my uterus only. Not sure still why he left my cervix and ovaries but oh well. About 2 months after my hyst i started to bleed real heavey. They said it was normal...it got worse and they did a ultra sound and found that i had a tumor on my cervix which was making me bleed to death. So now i have been having more pain plus menopause symptoms and they found that my overies and the area next to it has cysts again. So they may need to go back in to remove them cause they are not working.... im so fed up with doctors and that they never seem to help me.

Darlene - posted on 11/11/2009

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Total hysterectomy requires hormone replacement pills.

Estradiol & Estratest is a good balance for me.

Been on them since 1988.

SHELLEY - posted on 11/11/2009

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I had my hysterectomy in 2002 (at 37 yrs old). No overies left. I do take a mild hormone suppliment daily. Not a big deal. Big deal came last October (2009). I had uncontrollable mood swings that I could not explain. Doc put me on a very mild anti-depressant. Back to my old self! You can adjust your symptoms with some outside help. With you being a newly single mom.....that's a whole different topic. I was a 24 year old single mom of 2. Let me tell you that though it was difficult, I hold some of my favorite memories during those times. Hang in there Amanda! Let your doctor fix you up!

Angie - posted on 11/11/2009

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Please call your doctor. She may want to get you on hormones. There is an amazing internet group for women, like us, who have had hysterectomies...www.hystersisters.com Good luck

Sherry - posted on 11/11/2009

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After I had mine several women told me it took them months to feel normal again. I started menopause early but got much worse after even though I was on hormones it takes your body time to adjust.

Cristiana - posted on 11/11/2009

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were u sick is that why u had it done or was it choice im 28 and had an ovary removed it had a tumor on it that was bigger than a babies head and there for atleast 5 years they said then they said my uterus was full of tumors so they were going to take it but ddnt they gave me the nova sure ablation which saves u from that well some anyway later i found out the problem wasnt with my female organs but with my brain after they did all that i got even sicker and also found therapy and and vitamins helped alot i cant take hormones and dont recomend it u can look online and see what the long term effects are i know its scary but check out web md they can help alot

Tiffany - posted on 11/11/2009

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Does your doctor have you on any type of estrogen? Did you also have a full hysterectomy? If it was a full hysterectomy then this would be your body going through menopause. I would talk to your doctor about this problem.

Jamie - posted on 11/11/2009

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did you have a full hysterectomy oh just partly? i had a radical witch is just the cervix,uterus,and some tissue, from cancer. so i still have my overies and i didnt have any of those problems. if you had everything takin thats why cuz of medipause. you can ask your dr. for meds to help you with that that have meds for our age girls to get ride of medipause.so i wouls check that out.good luck

Danielle - posted on 11/11/2009

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I went thru the same thing when I was 28, Evening Primrose saved me. It is inexpensive and you can find it at any local store such as Wal-Mart, Meijer, K-Mart etc. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.

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Hi Amanda...I definitely feel your pain...I had a complete hysterectomy when I was 45 that was 20yrs ago...and I experienced all of what your having...tried hormone replacement for about 6mo and had no relief ...so I went w/out and eventually all my symptoms went away..not all at once but gradually...if you ask my husband of 45yrs he would tell you I'm still going through it...but that's an exaggeration of the facts...LOL...you know how men are/think....anyway I can only tell you to hang in there ...cause it will get better...now I don't even remember having my period and they were bad ....it's as if it never happened...kind of like after you give birth...you forget all you went through ...until the next time your there giving birth...LOL>>>nowadays they have all kinds of meds to help w/this...but keep informed and watch what you put into your body...some aren't worth the risks ....Keep the faith...Hugs to you

Teresa - posted on 11/11/2009

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I had one in Feb but I only have the night sweats. Talk to your doctor there might be a medication that could help or try natural remedies from your local health food store.

Carmen - posted on 11/11/2009

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Hey Amanda.. was your hysterectomy a full one, including your ovaries.. you may need HORMONES.. ASK YOUR DOCTOR.. once they take your ovaries, you have to start taking prescription hormones to replace the ones that you ovaries, once produced.. so "please" take to your doctor, I know how hard it is being a new mom and trying to get over delivery.. I had a C-section with my little Noah, he is now 4.. and Amanda, I'm always so tired, I have a sick mom and I'm an only child and it gets so crazy.. so I'll pray for you and you pray for me and God will get us through all this crazyness.. and by the way, it truly gets better everyday.. if you every need to ask any questions abut your little one, please email me, it's been a long road for me, "like I said, it gets better and better.... oh.. you need to continue to take "PRENATAL VITAMINS".. AND MAKE SURE YOU BLOOD "HEMOGLOBIN" is NOT low, normally after surgery, it will be really low and the doctors just think it will come up on it on, so normally want prescribe a IRON vitamin... but trust me Amanda, you need extra iron, go to walmart and buy over the counter IRON and you can even buy over the counter Prenatal vitamin.. trust me, you will feel better for it.. make a list of QUESTIONS for your doctor, with your next appointment... I have found it helps me to remember all the stuff I normally forget to ask... oh by the way, I'm a nurse at Aiken Hospital, for over 6 years, so if I can every be of help, just email me.. may God Bless You & Your little One... Sincerely, Carmen and my Baby Noah...

User - posted on 11/11/2009

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Your hormones are un balanced, I am assuming that your overies was also removed. You Gynie has to put you on a hormone tablet, you also get hormone implants. Hope this information helps you.

Sara - posted on 11/11/2009

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I was a couple of years older than you when I had my hysterectomy and had similar symptoms. Did they leave your ovaries? I still had one left, which continues to produce enough estrogen to avoid me entering into menapause. You are so very young, your body will be adjusting for awhile. If you have any ovaries, you will still "cycle", get the PMS all that stuff too. Certainly talk to your doctor, they will want to test your blood to make sure it isn't your thyroid, and also measure if you have gone into menapause. One more thing, this time in your life sounds rather stressful. If you are not eating enough, or not eating the right things, all of these symptoms can and do occur.

Peggy - posted on 11/11/2009

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You need hormone supplement's ASAP, I'm so sorry you had to go through such an aggressive surgery. Thing's WILL get better, stay on top of your needs, and demand the Doctor's to listen to you. Prayer & Blessings to you. Keep your head up.

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doesn't your dr have you on an estrogen of some kind??? I had a hysterectomy in July and had the same symptoms, the dr put me on Evamist and my symptoms have disappeared...if you still have your ovaries she/he may not do it though.......ask!!! Also, be very careful to make sure you are on BIO-IDENTICAL hormones b/c they are the same make up as the hormones your body makes and won't cause the cancer, etc that the synthetic ones do. GOOD LUCK!

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