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Top 25 Concerns Women Have about Their Hysterectomy

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What are the top concerns women have regarding a hysterectomy?What are the top concerns women have regarding a hysterectomy?

Many women who are facing a hysterectomy have similar fears and concerns. These can involve questions about recovery, intimacy, and the surgery itself.

Whether you are anticipating your surgery and simply wanting to know how to prepare for it, or whether you are a bit worried about how you will feel once it is over, you are not alone. Realizing that others are wondering the same things you are can help you know you are not alone on your hysterectomy journey!

Here are the top 25 concerns your fellow HysterSisters have regarding a hysterectomy.

1. Will sex be the same?

2. How long will I hurt?

3. How long will I take to recover and feel better?

4. Will I still feel like a woman?

5. How do I know if I'm doing the right thing having a hysterectomy?

6. Should I have my ovaries removed with my hysterectomy?

7. How long will I be in the hospital?

8. How long is surgery?

9. How can I prepare?

10. Will I go into menopause and need HRT?

11. Will my vagina be shorter?

12. Will I have periods after a hysterectomy?

13. How will my uterus be removed?

14. Will my life change after a hysterectomy?

15. Will I gain weight after hysterectomy?

16. Will I grow a beard after my hysterectomy?

17. Will I have prolapse because of a hysterectomy?

18. How soon can I return to work after a hysterectomy?

19. Can I lift after a hysterectomy?

20. When can I go back to the gym?

21. Should I keep my cervix?

22. Do I need a binder?

23. How long will I bleed after a hysterectomy?

24. How long will I need help?

25. Can I get pregnant?

You can find the answers to these questions by reading through the forums and articles here on the site. You should also discuss your concerns with your doctor before heading into the operating room.

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.

01-22-2015 - 09:46 PM


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