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Anyone had a hysterectomy? Gheordynn [CNL] 3 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 20462 posts
1st Oct '12

I've been told it's in my best interest to have one. Just wondering if anyone here has had one, how long recovery was, was it a day surgery, etc..



Also, I can't take hormone replacements. Are there any natural remedies that could help with the menopause?

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
1st Oct '12

My mom said black cohash worked for her hot flashes.



ETA: My mom had hers transvaginally and was out of work for 4 weeks. She had ovaries and all due to her hormone caused cancer.

Whiskey.Tango.Foxtrot. 1 child; Japan 259 posts
1st Oct '12

My mom had one and it was a day surgery. She just has three small scars on her stomach and if I'm not mistaken, her recovery went fine. Not sure about the supplements. She doesn't take them.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
1st Oct '12

Do you have to have your ovaries removed, also?



My mom just went through one about two months ago. It was laparoscopic, the surgery lasted a few hours, and she was out of the hospital the next morning. She kept her ovaries through, to avoid needing to take hormones. And she was up and moving around like normal within about 10 days.

It's Delivered 33 kids; Georgia 15057 posts
1st Oct '12

I had a total abdominal one at 22. I was in the hospital 5 days, but I bled a lot and was cut all the way open.

Gheordynn [CNL] 3 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 20462 posts
1st Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting It's Delivered:</b>" I had a total abdominal one at 22. I was in the hospital 5 days, but I bled a lot and was cut all the way open."</blockquote>




How long ago was that?




I'm having everything removed. A year ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer and, between that and my family history, they recommended it. At first there was talk of JUST removing my ovaries, but then I was told there was really no point in leaving just the uterus.

Happy Humanist 2 kids; Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 11876 posts
2nd Oct '12
Quoting Gheordynn [CNL]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting It's Delivered:</b>" I had a total abdominal one at 22. I was ... [snip!] ... At first there was talk of JUST removing my ovaries, but then I was told there was really no point in leaving just the uterus."


Why is there no use in leaving just the uterus? Is it more dangerous to leave it in? I've heard of people keeping at least their cervix. When I was researching it, it was for the fibroid thing, though, so it was the uterus that was the problem, and losing that is apparently what can affect orgasm.

Gheordynn [CNL] 3 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 20462 posts
2nd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Happy Humanist:</b>" Why is there no use in leaving just the uterus? Is it more dangerous to leave it in? I've heard of people ... [snip!] ... for the fibroid thing, though, so it was the uterus that was the problem, and losing that is apparently what can affect orgasm."</blockquote>




With all the cancers in my family, and my history, it seems pointless to take the ovaries and leave the uterus. My risk of uterine cancer is higher than normal, too.

Happy Humanist 2 kids; Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 11876 posts
2nd Oct '12
Quoting Gheordynn [CNL]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Happy Humanist:</b>" Why is there no use in leaving just the ... [snip!] ... my history, it seems pointless to take the ovaries and leave the uterus. My risk of uterine cancer is higher than normal, too."


Oh, okay. Have you ever looked at the website hystersisters?

Gheordynn [CNL] 3 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 20462 posts
2nd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Happy Humanist:</b>" Oh, okay. Have you ever looked at the website hystersisters?"</blockquote>




I did once, a while ago. Not on purpose. I stumbled across it while looking for something else. I didn't feel like I belonged. Everyone else seems to have had it so much worse, kwim? I "just" had breast cancer and this is 100% preventative.

Happy Humanist 2 kids; Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 11876 posts
2nd Oct '12
Quoting Gheordynn [CNL]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Happy Humanist:</b>" Oh, okay. Have you ever looked at the ... [snip!] ... I belonged. Everyone else seems to have had it so much worse, kwim? I "just" had breast cancer and this is 100% preventative."


I came across it when I was googling the other stuff. I don't think anyone has it worse just because your cancer was breast cancer...I'm sure there are a lot of people on there who had it for preventative reasons. But I was just thinking you could get some insight there, even if you just lurked.

Gheordynn [CNL] 3 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 20462 posts
2nd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Happy Humanist:</b>" I came across it when I was googling the other stuff. I don't think anyone has it worse just because ... [snip!] ... there who had it for preventative reasons. But I was just thinking you could get some insight there, even if you just lurked."</blockquote>




Ah, yeah. I never considered just lurking.




You know, because I feel everyone is entitled to my opinion ;)

It's Delivered 33 kids; Georgia 15057 posts
2nd Oct '12

I don't have a cervix and I orgasm just fine
OP mine was over a year ago.

Gheordynn [CNL] 3 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 20462 posts
2nd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting It's Delivered:</b>" I don't have a cervix and I orgasm just fine OP mine was over a year ago."</blockquote>




Good to know! Thanks :)

Happy Humanist 2 kids; Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 11876 posts
2nd Oct '12
Quoting It's Delivered:" I don't have a cervix and I orgasm just fine OP mine was over a year ago."


What I had heard was that if you have uterine orgasms, you can't have them without a uterus. Obviously I can't confirm the truth of it, it's just a complaint some people have after hysterectomies.