Did you deal with body odor during menopause? What did you find that helps?


How embarrassing. After looking around to find the man who just ran a marathon, you realize that the odor is coming from you. Only you haven’t ran a marathon. You haven’t exerted yourself in any way. Yet, you smell like the men’s locker room at the gym.

Once again, menopause is betraying you. From the top of your head to the bottom of your feet, menopause has turned your body upside down. Now it’s body odor – just what you didn’t need.

Read more about Body Odor and Menopause – The Stinky Truth.

Did you have spotting or vaginal bleeding following your hysterectomy?


Following a hysterectomy, you can experience some vaginal bleeding or spotting for several weeks. While either can be normal, they can also be a sign that you are doing too much too soon.

All wounds and incisions must heal, including internal ones such as those involving the vaginal cuff. As part of the healing process, new tissue forms to close incisions and replace dissolving stitches. During the process, some bleeding can occur as the new skin tissue forms. If you put extensive pressure or strain on those areas, you could cause the healing tissues to pull around the stitches and even tear. As a result, you could see more bleeding and even experience pain.

Read more Spotting vs. Bleeding After Hysterectomy

Did you have a night out with your girl friends before your hysterectomy? How else did you prepare for your surgery, besides the medical stuff?


Happiness and a sense of well-being play a role in your health. So as you prepare for your hysterectomy, be sure to spend quality time with your girlfriends who can lift your spirits and make you laugh!

In the days leading to surgery, schedule time with your closest friends. Relax and talk about the good times over a luscious meal. Go see a chick flick or sappy musical that only true girlfriends would appreciate. Stroll through the mall, window shopping, and snacking on food court fare. Plan a picnic, brunch, or coffee date where you can just sit and chat.

Read more about Girls’ Night Out before Hysterectomy

What tips do you find helpful for having a healthy lifestyle?


Every time you turn around, you hear something about a healthy lifestyle. It’s not just your doctor either. It’s on TV, magazine covers, internet pages, and the radio.

You see it on advertisements for new health products, medications, and gym memberships. Even food products are in on the game. Maybe it’s time to take the hint.

Read more about Do This – Not That: A Healthy Lifestyle

Did you battle depression during menopause? What tips helped you?


Are you unhappy with your job and life in general? Do you find it hard to smile and get out of bed each morning? Are your muscles aching, your tummy complaining, and your head hurting? And has menopause arrived in all of its glory?

If so, you may be suffering from a bout of depression, one of the unfortunate symptom of menopause. Thankfully, like other symptoms of menopause, you can beat this one.

Read more about 10 Tips for Defeating Depressing in Menopause.

What topics did you discuss with your surgeon at your post-op appointment?


It is easy to feel overwhelmed at your post-op appointment! So many questions and so little time! What if you forget something? One of the best things you can do for a stress-free post-op appointment is to write down a list of questions ahead of time so you can have it with you at your appointment.

Not sure what to ask? Here are some suggestions from the HysterSisters:

Read more about Questions for Your Post-Op Hysterectomy Appointment.

How did you prepare your home for your hysterectomy recovery?


Preparing your home before your hysterectomy can allow you some peace of mind while also making it easier for family and friends to help keep things neat while you are recovering. Besides doing some deep cleaning, you may also want to do a bit of redecorating to make things fresh! The goal is to have your home comfortable and clean so that while are you spending extra time lying around during recovery, you don’t notice a bunch of little things you feel you need to take care of.

Read more about Preparing Your Home for Hysterectomy Recovery.

Did you suffer from pelvic floor during menopause? Did you know there is a connection between the two?


Unless you’ve experienced problems in the past, you probably haven’t given your pelvic floor a single thought. Day by day, you’ve take it for granted that your pelvic organs are supported and in place where they’re supposed to be.

But think again. Even though all may be well now, menopause could change that. You see, estrogen plays a key role in keeping your pelvic floor healthy and strong.

Read more about Menopause and Your Pelvic Floor: Yes, There’s a Connection

Were you able to avoid medications by just drinking water? How did water help you?


Besides hormone replacement therapy (HRT), there’s another wonder treatment that can help with menopause symptoms. The good news – it’s free and you already have it at home. Water!

Almost every cell in your body needs estrogen to function properly, and the same is true of your cells and water. When menopause hits and estrogen decreases, becoming dehydrated can complicate and even increase symptoms of menopause.

Read more about Water: A Menopause Miracle Treatment.

What did you do to prevent your vaginal cuff from tearing following your hysterectomy?


The tearing of the vaginal cuff, also known as vaginal cuff dehiscence, is a rare but serious complication that can occur following a complete hysterectomy. There are several risk factors for vaginal cuff dehiscence, from surgical approach to health issues such as diabetes.

Rates of vaginal cuff dehiscence occurrence range from less than 1% to 4%, depending on a wide range of variables. Currently, data seems to indicate that there is more risk of vaginal cuff dehiscence following a total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) or robotic assisted hysterectomy. These types of hysterectomy use electrocautery, different suturing methods, and/or magnification that may lead to a smaller area of tissue being used for the incision.

Read more about Vaginal Cuff Tear after Hysterectomy.