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Hello, this is my first post. I am 32 years old and had a hysterectomy along with removal of both ovaries and my cervix on May 9,2014. I had stage 4 endometriosis that had started growing on my other surrounding organs. Physically I think I am healing great. I am on HRT and I think it is doing a goo...
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Both spinal and epidural are types of regional anesthesia that can be used during gynecologic surgeries such as a hysterectomy. For hysterectomy, they both involve injections into the lower back to numb the abdominal and pelvic regions for surgery.
For a spinal, the medications will be injected (..More)
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Many woman find they have no appetite in the first days and weeks following their hysterectomy. The stress surrounding surgery, new medications, blood sugar issues, and anesthesia can all contribute to the loss of appetite. Because calories and good nutrition are important for recovery, it is crit(..More)
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There are two BRCA (Breast Cancer) genes–BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. Both are tumor suppressor genes which produce a protein that helps prevent cells from multiplying and diving too rapidly. They are also involved with repairing damaged DNA in cells. When a mutation in these genes occur, they can wor(..More)
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July 1, 2014
Since 2003, HysterSisters.com has invited its members to participate in a member survey about their hysterectomy experience. To date, about 170,000 women (all members of HysterSisters.com) have voluntarily participated in the survey, providing us with a wealth of information about hys(..More)
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Posted by skakmkkk on Tue 08:06 in Post Hysterectomy
I am 10 days out and doing well..started hormones yesterday..the only question i have is h...
Posted by AliStacey on Tue 08:02 in Post Hysterectomy
Sooooo I'm 22 days post op... I have 2 little ones (2 & 4)
I don't have a ton of help be...
Posted by familytradition on Tue 07:21 in Pre Hysterectomy
I have been fighting my weight for years. Now as my surgery is getting closer. I'm dreadin...
Posted by Daniemarie5 on Tue 05:45 in Post Hysterectomy
So I am 2 wks out and my husband took 2 wks off with me so it has been great. He unfortuna...
Posted by Waiting4healing on Tue 05:27 in Post Hysterectomy
Has anyone else experienced random aches and pains? It's never anything that lasts for a d...
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