I just found out I will be having a hysterectomy, and I am only 30 years old. I have already been told it will be an open procedure (like a c-section). My ovaries are supposed to be left, although there are several cysts on each and the final decision will be made during surgery. They will also be doing something to my bladder for stress incontinece. I need some advice on what to expect during recovery and long term.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:52 AM on Aug. 18, 2009 in Health
Answer by offtop at 3:58 AM on Aug. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:25 AM on Aug. 18, 2009
I had a hysterectomy 8 years ago. The day of the surgery I was in a lot of pain and discomfort but once I was on my feet the next day, I felt so much better. Follow your doctor's recovery instructions to the letter. DON'T BE TEMPTED TO OVERDO THINGS EVEN THOUGH YOU FEEL OK!
You may go through menopause early so be aware of any hormonal symptoms or changes. If they do occur then talk to your doctor.
Good luck and I promise you won't miss periods. LOL.
Answer by beeky at 7:40 AM on Aug. 18, 2009
I am a big believer in the power of foods. This healing foods pyramid from the University of Michigan is great: http://www.med.umich.edu/umim/food-pyramid/index.htm
Answer by rkoloms at 11:53 AM on Aug. 18, 2009
Answer by admckenzie at 12:14 PM on Aug. 18, 2009
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