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Unread 01-24-2002, 07:04 PM
Question about ovaries after uterus is gone

I still have both ovaries. I could almost swear that right now this would be my "time of the month" if I haven't had surgery. I never kept up with it each month before because I could read my body very easy. This week I seem to get upset easy "Moody". Yeah, it's been since Dec 7th that I had surgery, but my swelling went down to almost normal. But today I swear I am bloating. My pants are tight and uncomfortable. Also I have been aching where my left ovary is (this occured every month). It this normal to still feel like this after the hyst surgery? I thought I was trading that all in for some quality life again.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Unread 01-24-2002, 07:10 PM
Question about ovaries after uterus is gone

Hi Donna

I too kept my ovaries and was very surprised to still have a cycle after my hyst. It is strange to have all these symptoms and yet no flow. IME, even though the first few cycles can be intense, things settled down once my ovaries got used to the absence of the uterus.
Unread 01-24-2002, 07:13 PM

Your right. It's still there. Ellen
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Unread 01-24-2002, 07:21 PM
PMS podt-op

Oh BOY! can i relate. I am 5 weeks post tomorrow and having the same awful pms i had before. I am moody, cranky, go into depressed mode, breast feel like some one beat them and my face is breaking out.
At first when it started i thought there was something wrong with me. (never accured to me about my ovaries still causing pms) I did know it could happen. Now I am more amazed by the fact there will not be a nasty painful period following after. YAY!! But the fact remains, my PMS is still hell. It's better than having both though. I guess i can look at it as (My ovaries still work LOL)

Always take care and be well
Unread 01-24-2002, 07:33 PM
Question about ovaries after uterus is gone

I was surprised too! I asked DR and he said that I would still have my monthly cycles until I enter menopause. (My DH and DS's were trilled when I told them that we would still enjoy my monthly PMS.) DR said that there is a good chance that the severity would lessen as my body adjusted. Here's hoping!
Unread 01-24-2002, 07:37 PM

I think that is spelled right. Saraphen, the doc gave me samples of this before I had made up my mind to have surgery. I never got to try them to see if they helped with mood swings, bloating, etc., yall know all that stuff. Does anyone take this after surgery? I mean gals who still have ovaries. I know, I will check with my doc before taking anything, but I'm just curious.

Unread 01-24-2002, 07:51 PM
Question about ovaries after uterus is gone

Hi, I had my TVH Oct 24th and I am here to tell you that I know how you feel. I am less moody but my right ovary still gives the strange feeling that I use to get a wk before my period. Heck at least we dont have to deal with the awful periods.

Unread 01-25-2002, 04:27 PM
Question about ovaries after uterus is gone

I am 6 weeks post op and know the feeling of my ovaries kicking in. I kept checking my panties to make sure I was bleeding. I had the full and bloated feeling and wanted to eat everything in site.... and then feel guilty after the fact. My breasts felt as though they had gone through one of those old wringer washers. After about two days, the tender breasts disappeared. Hopefully the hunger disappears too!

I guess it is good sign that they are still working though.

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