This is an exclusive, straightforward resource for women who are looking for ways to improve their quality of life and overall health after hysterectomy surgery.
You may have found this site:
- Trying to figure out why you gained so much weight after the hysterectomy
- To learn why you have bladder issues since your surgery
- Searching for a solution for your severe menopause symptoms
Well, you have come to the right place. Our goal is to help women overcome the debilitating side effects of a hysterectomy so they can resume their normal life.
The emotional effects of a hysterectomy vary greatly from woman to woman, from relief and peace of mind to grief and distress. Above all, these feelings depend on the reason for the surgery, if you still wish to have children and the information plus support you get from your doctor.
The truth is, the more knowledge you have about the procedure itself and of possible side effects the better you will be able to cope afterward.
You may like to start reading:
- What is a hysterectomy?
- Hysterectomy preparation checklist.
- Guidelines for a faster hysterectomy recovery time.
Find solutions to the physical consequences of hysterectomy surgery
- Learn why you may be suffering from terrible joint pain and how certain exercises may provide some relief.
- We look at how easy it is to put on weight after hysterectomy and how I managed to lose this with intermittent fasting.
- Find out what may be the cause of your hair loss after the hysterectomy surgery.
- Discover why some women have problems with recurring yeast infections and how to stop this once and for all.
- This article helps you understand how menopause after hysterectomy is different and how beneficial HRT can be.
- Read our valuable advice on how you can cope with hot flashes.
- Learn when you can resume sexual activities and how vaginal dryness after hysterectomy can affect your sex life.
We have also sections dedicated to the following topics
Hysterectomy risks and complications
Hysterectomy surgery is a procedure that usually does not involve complications. The risks of this surgery are equal to those of any other major abdominal surgery, such as:
- Infection of the incision
- Postoperative bleeding
- Blood clots
- Damage to other organs (ureter, bladder, bowel)
Of course, you will experience some pain after the surgery. Very common is abdominal pain caused by trapped gas. You may also develop chronic pain after hysterectomy surgery. This article may help you identify the source of your pain.
Removal of the uterus is a serious, surgical procedure that sometimes needs to be done when there are no other options. For instance, in the case of severe endometriosis, malignant tumors, large fibroids, severe blood loss, abnormal cells in the cervix or the uterus. But what you may not know, is that a lot of these conditions can be treated with less invasive procedures or medications.
In this article, we have a look at alternative surgical options and new effective treatments.
Temporary nerve issues and swelling may cause a lack of sensation after a hysterectomy. For some women, this is the cause they have difficulties emptying the bladder after surgery. Regrettably for a number of women bladder function is altered after hysterectomy. When they remove the uterus, the supporting tissues of the bladder can be damaged causing bladder issues.
You may also find the following articles of interest.
- How you can prevent recurring urinary tract infections.
- Ways to treat incontinence caused by an overactive bladder.
- Kegel exercises with or without the help of equipment can help strengthen the pelvic floor.
Less invasive procedures
For decades they performed a hysterectomy only through a large abdominal incision or through the vagina. It was normal that you stayed in the hospital to recover from 7 to 10 days. Nowadays women have much less invasive options for this surgery. Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy and robotic-assisted hysterectomy are minimally invasive procedures that have gained popularity because women have less blood loss and pain plus they recover much faster.
Learn more about the pros and cons of the da Vinci robotic hysterectomy
Find essential solutions to regain and maintain your health after hysterectomy
Most women focus on the short-term health issues of their surgery. However, very few have a clear understanding of the long-term implications this procedure can have on their health. Hysterectomy surgery is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, pelvic organ prolapse, osteoporosis, and bowel dysfunction.
After a hysterectomy, certain lifestyle changes are mandatory to offset these long-term health risks. By getting the right nutrition, regular exercise, keeping your weight under control and getting enough sleep you can protect yourself from these health threats.
Here are some articles on how you can maintain optimal health.