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Is there anyone who has had this 6month post -op Is there anyone who has had this 6month post -op

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Unread 04-22-2003, 10:47 PM
Is there anyone who has had this 6month post -op

After I had my hysterectomy last October, I felt really wonderful. However, the past few months seem to be getting worse. Every so often I get sharp shooting pains in my ovaries if I turn to quickly. Sometimes I get pains down my left leg. It was my left ovary that had a cyst the size of a quarter that had to be removed. I have had a tubal ligation in the past. My Docter said that since I am only 39 I need to keep my ovaries but they will probably be taken out in 5- 10 years. She said it is better to have my natural hormones as long as I can. These past few weeks I have been totally exhausted and have a hard time with memory. It seems my sex drive which had greatly improved is also waning probablybecause of the fatigue. However, I have noticed that it is becoming uncomfortable. Even my chest gets sore every so often just like it used to before my periods. I even get so tired I just want to cry. I know I'm not depressed, I have so many exciting things I want to do. I'm just tired these days. I don't want to be tired anymore.
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Unread 04-23-2003, 06:08 AM
To Cathleen RC, Boy can I relate!!!!!

Dear Cathleen ,
I had a TAH in September, Felt great for a few months and now I am feeling the EXACT same way!!!!!!! I'd like to know what is going on too. I use to have a lot of energy, now... I'm lucky I can get out of bed. I kept my ovaries too. I've had one cyst that ruptured. How do we know if and when the ovaries start to shut down? Let me know if you get any info on this, cause I have not been able to get any answers.
Take Care,
Unread 04-23-2003, 06:55 AM
Is there anyone who has had this 6month post -op

Hello Sisters!

I had a TAH 2 years ago next month. I have also developed a cyst on my remaining ovaries (Actually, I had one on my rt ovary that went away and now have another that has popped up on my left one).

Anywho, I spoke with the doc about my other side effects of the cyst. He said that with the cyst there, I could experience some symptoms of menopause & PMS - short memory, hot flashes, fatigue, and mood swings - because the ovary may not function properly. I know the mood swings have really hit me hard. :cry: I can be laughing one minute and ready to cry the next. I have also noticed some "menstrual pain" - breast tenderness and muscle pain in my thighs - just like I used to get at that time of month.

My doc also wants me to keep my own ovaries as long as possible (I'm 33). So, I am just sitting it out and dealing with it. It seems to only last a couple of weeks and then I am feeling great again for awhile until it comes around again.
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Unread 04-23-2003, 08:16 AM
Is there anyone who has had this 6month post -op

I was really glad to read the replys and see that I was not crazy. I have been looking for information and I am having a hard time finding it. I am fixing to look for a part-time job and I am really worried as I am so tired all the time. After my TAH last fall I was told I had vericrose veins on my uterus which I also had a hard time finding information on that. I had never had heard of that. My pastors wife said she actually knew one other lady that had that. They also found andeomyosis(spelling?) along with the cyst that they removed. I was so glad they found something as for so many years people kept telling me it was all stress. So even though I feel better than I did before my hysterectomy, I am starting to feel bad again. I just wish I could do something like now. Any info is so appreciated.
Unread 04-23-2003, 08:24 AM
Is there anyone who has had this 6month post -op

I've decided to go to my Dr. and demand that all hormone levels be checked and also my thyroid. There is a possibility that the ovaries could shut down prematurely after a hysterectomy, in which case you would experience a lot of the symptoms we are having. I am 40 I don't recall if you gave your age, All I know is I don't want to go on like this. I feel like I have PMS 24-7 . Keep in touch it sounds like we are in the exact same boat, and we had our hysts about 4 weeks apart.
Take Care of You!!!!
Unread 04-23-2003, 09:20 AM
me too


I just had to reply to this post!!

I had TAH/RSO last Oct 11, and also felt great til recently. I still have my left ovary. My surgeon said also there were a lot of varicosities to my right ovary and tube and they could not stop the bleeding from there during surgery which is why they had to be removed. I had a HUGE fibroid (20 cm) that had been putting pressure there for months.
Anyway, I started experiencing the mood swings, bad temper, waking up at night and general anxiety, also. I just turned 42 in March. It had never occurred to me that my remaining ovary could fail, it was always assured to me that one ovary was enough and not to worry. So, I went to my doc 3 weeks ago to get things checked and sure enough my hormones indicate I am post-menopausal!! Now I am in the hormone jungle. I honestly can say I felt instantly better when I put the Climara patch on - started sleeping better that very night.

As for pain, I am having some sharp pains at the incision if I make a sudden movement, sometimes. I am an exercise freak - run 5 miles a day and do weights. That is the other thing... my belly keeps expanding and I have never had a belly this big in my life!!!

Keep in touch,


Unread 04-23-2003, 12:25 PM
Is there anyone who has had this 6month post -op

Thanks Maureen
I have a funny feeling this has something to do with my ovaries. I went to the Dr. because of pain on my left side. They said I had an ovarian cyst that ruptured, But during the sono the tech said my ovaries looked small. Any way I'll just have to wait and see. I am going to make sure they check ALL hormone levels to see if ovaries are still functioning. By the way, when was your birthday in March? I was 40 March 20th, Keep in touch and thank you for responding. Who knows I might end up bumping into you on the hormone jungle!!!!!!!!!!!


Unread 04-23-2003, 12:51 PM
it is a jungle

Hi Diane,

I was 42 on March 11. You?? I had my FSH, and Estriol, and LH levels checked. Might be worth checking thyroid function as well. I am thinking this Vivelle dot dose might be toolowand gotta wait a few weeks to further assess. The sleeping is not so good, again...
Please let me know how things go, OK??

Unread 04-23-2003, 01:24 PM
Is there anyone who has had this 6month post -op

Wow ladies! I am very grateful to read your posts. I will probably schedule an appointment and get my hormone levels checked out. This is only my second day to use this website. I should have done this a long time ago. Today has been a hard day as all I felt like doing was sleeping. My husband is a little worried and is suggesting I start taking mega vitamins. I was walking up to three miles a day with my walking video. That is temporarily out the door right now. It's great reading all the posts. Thank-you!
Unread 04-23-2003, 03:49 PM
Is there anyone who has had this 6month post -op

Are you doing the "Walk Away The Pounds " video? The three mile walk? I was doing that every day for about two months. (back when I was feeling great) Now I feel like someone has sucked all the energy from my body! It is horrible. Can't wait to see if we all get the same answers when we get our hormones checked. I don't think my husband can handle the mood swings any more. I feel like I have a split personality!
Let's stay in touch and see how we make out.


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