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10/10/07 Hyster kept Ovies - Why night sweats? 10/10/07 Hyster kept Ovies - Why night sweats?

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Unread 10-26-2007, 09:36 PM
10/10/07 Hyster kept Ovies - Why night sweats?

Soooo glad I found this site. I am 42 with prior history of cervical displaysia then lost a 4 month pregnancy in Feb 07 then developed 5 fast growing fibroid tumors my uterus was the size of a 5 month pregnancy on 10/10/07. Had total hyster on 10/10/07 uterus and cervix went but I kept both ovaries. Night Sweats started 2 days post op. Doc says I should not be having night seats because she left the ovaries, and promptly placed me on anti biotics sugesting that I may have an internal infection of the crest. My right side is more tender than my left.

What do you ladys think? has this happened to any of you? I am begininng to become very concerened about the night sweats I have been on the anti biotic clindamycin for 3 days and the night sweats still have not let up

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Unread 10-26-2007, 10:25 PM
10/10/07 Hyster kept Ovies - Why night sweats?

Hi Rox537,

I am no-where near a Dr...and from being on Hyster Sisters...it sounds like you might have sleeping ovaries. In post-op, the ovaries can sometimes go to sleep due to the trauma of surgery. Generally, ladies with sleeping ovaries report hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. The symptoms can sometimes last for several weeks in post-op.

If the night sweats continue...you might ask your Dr. to do a hormone panel. Some ladies have replied that they go on temporary HRT right after surgery to help ease their symptoms until their ovaries wake up.

Hope that helps.

Sending best wishes~

Unread 10-26-2007, 11:09 PM
10/10/07 Hyster kept Ovies - Why night sweats?


I still have ovaries and have periodic night sweats, hot flashes, the works - it is generally mild until right before my "non-period." Last week, I woke up in a major puddle of sweat - that was the worst that has ever been.

When I mentioned it to my gyn - twice - his comment both times was "I didn't touch your ovaries." That might be, but they are totally out of whack and I need to do something. He recommended black cohosh or estroven, etc. since I can't take Rx HRT. After a month or so on black cohosh and no noticeble changes - I went to my primary. By this point - I was also irritable, eating like crazy, either sleeping too much or not enough, depressed, etc. in addition to the other symptoms. It was not fun nor pretty! I spent a lot of time apologizing to family for snapping at them.
Anyway, my PCP decided to try an anti-depressant that treats most of the symptoms (hormonal and depression). After the first month on them - I went in to evaluate it's effect. Since I have noticed positive changes since being on the med., he increased the dosage and we'll see how well that works.

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Unread 10-27-2007, 01:38 AM
10/10/07 Hyster kept Ovies - Why night sweats?

I had my surgery nearly 20 months ago and did have the night sweats, even though I kept my ovaries.

When I went in at day 9 to have my staples removed the doctor specifically asked me if I was having them. When I told him yes, he said it would last for a few weeks until my ovaries woke up from the surgery.

He was right on target about three weeks later the major night sweats stopped. Even now I still have hot flashes and night sweats but nothing like before the surgery.....so much easier now.
Unread 10-27-2007, 12:01 PM
10/10/07 Hyster kept Ovies - Why night sweats?

I had surgery on May 22 - and my first 'period' would have been due around June 11. I had had what I called 'warm crawls' up to that time...had a couple of big sweats, and then two hot flashes in one night.

My ovaries kicked back in after that, and it's been ok.

I do remind myself that I will go through normal menopause some day, so will be going through it.

In reading on Hystersisters, I have seen that ovaries can sleep a long time, a short time - and sometimes, never wake up.

Ask your doc if she has heard of 'sleeping ovaries'.


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