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Could this be hormone related? Could this be hormone related?

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Unread 06-21-2011, 07:50 PM
Could this be hormone related?

I've been taking Estratest for years, since before I went through menopause. Since my surgery, we dropped the prometrium I used to take with it. My dr told me I shouldn't have any problems since she left my ovaries but I have felt almost like I'm going through menopause again. I am always hot and wake up during the night soaked. And I occasionally get emotional and/or weepy. I haven't talked with my dr yet because I don't know what else could be done -I'm already taking estrogen! But I have had sex with my husband of 32 years and it was fine. After a few false starts, everything went really well, no lube needed! I'm wondering more about the swelly belly - I'm 3 months post op and only 4-5 pounds show on the scale but I'm almost 2 sizes bigger - and it's all in the belly, like I'm preggers! Does anyone think this has to do with hormones?
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Unread 06-22-2011, 05:19 PM
Re: Could this be hormone related?

You are still early post op. It can take longer than the 6-8 weeks when most of us are released for us to fully recover. I would give it some more time. However; it never hurts to discuss any issues you are having with your doctor.

Unread 06-22-2011, 05:44 PM
Re: Could this be hormone related?

Thanks, I actually did call my dr today and she suggested I increase my estrogen. Well, that was because I am also feeling hormonal and getting night sweats. As to the belly, she said it is NOT typical to gain weight after a hysterectomy, that it was more likely the inactivity following the surgery. The fact that it is so few pounds for so much bulk, I think it IS from the surgery, and many others on the site have had the same experience. I exercise regularly and eat well, and it juswt won't budge. I will up the estratest and keep on keepin on, and see what happens! Thanks again.

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