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Unread 09-05-2004, 11:53 AM
Post-Op Questions (I Should Have Asked)

I had a SAH SEPT 20... kept ovaries... Are they just floating in space?

I noticed comments about night sweats and increased perspiration. I had the night sweats on occasion before...but seem to have them every night now. Is this realted to hyst... or just coincidence.

I still feel lots of discomfort when I "let go" of bladder. Sometimes have to hold my tummy. Will this pass? :confuse:

thanks for all of your info, support and wisdom


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Unread 09-05-2004, 12:08 PM
Post-Op Questions (I Should Have Asked)

I kept my ovaries too, but went through a phase of the hot flashes and night sweats. As I understand it, the ovaries go into shock and it takes a bit of time for them to get going again. (I don't think mine are quite there yet, even 8 weeks on from the op - having all sorts of weird and wonderful breast pains!). But also I think the anaesthetic coming out of the system has a bearing on the night sweats, cos I don't seem to get those any more.
The burning when you wee is normal. It settles down with time.
And as for the holding your tummy - I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life holding onto mine - but it really does get better .....just takes a while!
Hang in there - you'll start feeling great one of these days - eventually!
Best wishes
Unread 09-05-2004, 12:10 PM
Post-Op Questions (I Should Have Asked)

Hi Kim,

It sounds like maybe your ovaries are "sleeping". That can happen after a hyst due to the trauma of surgery.

I can suggest that you talk with your Dr. and discuss temporary HRT or an alternative natural method. You could also look at a hormone test in the future when things start to balance out hormonally in post-op.

With your bladder?? It takes time. You are 2 1/2 weeks post opt from you hyst on Aug. 20. So just give your bladder some patience and understanding. It has been through a lot too!!

Best wishes.

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Unread 09-05-2004, 12:31 PM
Post-Op Questions (I Should Have Asked)

I am having those breast issues, too. My nipples have been so sore for DAYS now! Will have patience on everything else. I didn't know that the ovaries could be in shock, too.

I also have little "belly terrors" where my adreneline rushes from my chest to my belly. (Like someone jumped out and said "BOO") Slow breathing seems to help. I'm convinced my body is VERY UPSET about all of this.

What I didn't get...or find an answer to yet...

The ovaries obviously are above the tube that is attached to the uterus. What are they attached to now, if anything. Are they on tour of my pelvis?



Unread 09-05-2004, 12:39 PM
Post-Op Questions (I Should Have Asked)


The breast tenderness? I kept my ovaries and I get the breast tenderness also. From what I understand, it is part of PMS if you keep the ovaries. We ovulate and we do not have an aunt flow.

As far as what ovaries are attached to?? Good question. I hope a Hostess posts a link for you.

Unread 09-05-2004, 12:52 PM
Post-Op Questions (I Should Have Asked)

I asked my doc about what my ovaries were attached to.

She said that there is a ligament that stretches from the top of the pelvis to each ovary that keeps it in place.

I don't know if it makes any difference that there isn't a uterus between the two tubes anymore or if they tie the two together somehow. But she said they'd stay in place.

I also had night sweats in my first two weeks, but then my ovaries kicked in and I'm feeling quite myself. Everyone heals at a different rate. I've ovulated now, and am currently experiencing a bit of PMS bloat and breast tenderness. It's kind of encouraging, instead of something to dread, since it means that my ovaries are still healthy and I don't have to worry about bleeding in a few days!
Unread 09-05-2004, 06:31 PM
Post-Op Questions (I Should Have Asked)

Thanks for the info! Can't believe I didn't ask!



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