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Hysterectomy Side Effects

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Hysterectomy Side EffectsWhat side effects might I experience following a hysterectomy?

Women report a variety of different side effects following a hysterectomy, some good and some bad. Your experience could depend on a number of factors, including the reason for your surgery, type of surgery, medical history, and current symptoms. In many cases, the pros will outweigh the cons, but there is always a chance of negative outcomes. But many negative side effects can be treated.

Here are some common side effects that you may experience:

  • Better quality of life
  • Complete transformation of life
  • Energy
  • More enjoyable sex
  • Less painful exercise
  • Greater physical, emotional, and mental health
  • New sheets and panties
  • No more anemia
  • No more fear of embarrassing accidents in public
  • No more backaches
  • No more birth control pills
  • No more bleeding or clots
  • No more cancer
  • No more missed days of work for period issues
  • No more pads stashed every where
  • No more pain meds
  • No more pelvic pain and pressure
  • No more prolapse
  • No more scheduling life and vacations around periods
  • No more uterine cramps
  • Renewed physical and inner strength
  • Sleeping better without having to get up to change a pad or urinate
  • Normal-sized stomach
  • White and light colored pants and skirts
If you are experiencing any of these side effects, or are concerned you may deal with some after your hysterectomy, please join the HysterSisters Community where you will find other women like yourself who will understand what you are going through! The HysterSisters are women supporting women during the hysterectomy journey, so come be a part of this wonderful and caring group!

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

11-18-2013 - 06:48 PM


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