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HYSTERECTOMY

I have heard that ovaries go into shock or may shutdown after a hysterectomy.I am keeping mine. Any idea how long they shut down or do it permanently? I am worried because taking Hrt won't agree with me. Another concern I have is that my bladder will drop. I have slight prolapse and the doctor said it's okay because sometimes fixing something that isn't so bad can make it worse. Anyone who has had a hysterectomy, have you had yours drop weeks or years having surgery, had to have their bladder repaired? If so , does anyone have any idea how often this happens?

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Hi Brandy , I had a hysterectomy 7 years ago and kept my ovaries . To be honest I felt a little weak due to the surgery etc . I didn’t really notice that they shut down so hopefully you will be the same . I had no need for HRT just plenty of rest . I have also had a prolapse repair due to severe endometriosis this was before my hysterectomy the endometriosis was only found during the op and once again I have been lucky to get over it all with plenty and of rest .the only time I did crash was when my last ovary was removed last year , the only thing that kept me going was HRT, without it I couldn’t get out of bed .

I am possibly facing my 5th surgery due to endometriosis and if I had a choice I really would not have surgery on anything I could find an alternative And As you have only got a slight prolapse maybe some physio would help you , unfortunatley the more surgery you have the more chance you have facing bladder issues . I’m keeping my finger crossed for you plenty of rest and listen to your body as we are all different - good luck 😉

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Thanks so much for your reply. That makes me hopeful. I only have adenomyosis. The birth control pills and Mirena didn't work for me. I am going to physical therapy for my bladder. My symptoms are pressure causing some inconetenice due to my enlarged uterus. Some heavy periods lasting 7-10 days. The biggest issue is being bloated most of the time.

I am having a hysterectomy next month. I know it's my best option. I am just scared I will solve some problems, by will cause others such ovaries not functioning right and bladder problems within a weeks time or months.

Oh, did you say bloated for months after your hysterectomy? And how long did you have a cather in after surgery? I had my bladder tested. Boy, do those hurt. LOL

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I’m sure it will all be fine for you , I don’t regret having a hysterectomy it was the best thing I had done for me personally . After the surgery you will be a little sore and a little bloated for about a week . My catheter was out within 24 hours . Just make sure you. Take it easy and rest even if you feel that you can do more x

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Thanks so much for your support and advice. Glad yours went well and years later you felt good about the decision you made.

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hi bran5dy9,as you are having your op next month I wish you all the very best.

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Thank you.

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