Not Scheduled Keep Ovaries? - Page 2 | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy) is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators. is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

Keep Ovaries? Keep Ovaries?

Thread Tools
Unread 09-29-2011, 10:01 PM
Re: Keep Ovaries?


You are wise to ask questions and get info while making this decision. I too had a choice. I was 55 and still cycling at the time of my hyster and took my doc's advice to let him take my ovaries. At my age--what could happen? HA! I really need HRT but it can be expensive and a bother.

That said, I feel much better on HRT than I did with my ovaries PMS, mood swings--all the fun stuff of perimenopause. If I were making the decision with what I know now I just might still make the same choice. It's not an easy decision.

Your ovaries continue to produce hormones long after menopause just at lower levels. That estrogen can be protective against osteoporosis (take calcium and vit D), heart disease, colon cancer to name a few. A little estrogen after menopause can be good for you.

So you are moving out of the country and are concerned about medical care. What if you n
eed HRT to feel well? Who will help you with that? I would be in bad shape without HRT and need a really good doc to help me with it. If it were only hot flashes, I'd be good to go. I can live with hot flashes. There can be lots more to it than just hot flashes. There are women who do okay without ovaries and no HRT but I'm sure not one of them. You wanted real life experience, hope this helps.

Good luck, there is no one size fits all answer, keep us posted.

Sponsored Links
Unread 09-29-2011, 10:07 PM
Re: Keep Ovaries?

This is only my opinion. If your ovaries are healthy, and you are not getting this done for cancer, keep them. They do have a purpose throught out your life, even after menopause. I had mine removed, and I wish that I had kept them. It has only been 7 weeks since surgery, I started HRT about a week ago.

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
3 Replies, Last Reply 08-25-2011, Started By FishTN
11 Replies, Last Reply 12-07-2010, Started By flamnredhead
11 Replies, Last Reply 05-01-2010, Started By South
10 Replies, Last Reply 11-17-2009, Started By geezersgal
7 Replies, Last Reply 04-28-2009, Started By snippet78
4 Replies, Last Reply 03-31-2009, Started By lovetheLord
1 Reply, Last Reply 07-17-2008, Started By Crystal Cavies
11 Replies, Last Reply 12-02-2007, Started By S Angua
9 Replies, Last Reply 04-24-2005, Started By AnnieJustjump
15 Replies, Last Reply 02-25-2005, Started By blondies
7 Replies, Last Reply 11-04-2003, Started By 1bracha
10 Replies, Last Reply 11-07-2002, Started By Capricorn
6 Replies, Last Reply 03-28-2001, Started By txdaisy
2 Replies, Separate Surgeries
2 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
1 Reply, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause


Hysterectomy News

March 6,2021


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!