Hysterectomy Support Group

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, usually done by a gynecologist. Hysterectomy may be total (removing the body and cervix of the uterus) or partial (also called supra-cervical). Although there are conservative alternatives, hysterectomy is performed for uterine fibroids, pelvic pain, pelvic relaxation, heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding, and cancer.

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  • Smc

    After its ALL gone

    Good morning everyone. I'm Stacey I just had a full radical hysterectomy 6 days ago..The recovery hasn't been as bad as I've expected.. However I do have a few questions that my doctor didn't answer clearly....I'm 42 and very nervous and worried about sex after....Is it different, the same, better, worse...I know everyone is different but I would like a little insight on what I could expect......
  • Not having "real" sex but using a toy, I have to admit sadly, I have some discomfort when I first insert.  I use lube and it helps a great deal.  I can orgasm fine.  After the first discomfort, I am ok with in and out movements.  Just wondering if this happens to anyone else. When I used the estrogen patches, I had no soreness inserting.  Having a new dr, I cannot ask for the patches but I...
  • gavelle12


    Hi all I am looking for advice, I have suffered yearts with my periods etc, after having ovarian cysts, endometriosis and now adenomyosis, I am waiting on the list for a hysterectomy. I suffer daily pain from a chroic illness and suffer daily pain anyway, but this feeling of constant period pain, its my whole pelvis back and all down my legs. on top of the pain i get everywhere else. my biggest...
  • Twilkes2016

    4 days out of surgery

    I had a partial hysterectomy this last Wednesday. Besides the usual pain and care we are told how to handle, I had my first bowel movement today since before the surgery, no one told me to expect severe pain during it, even with a stool softener......Anyone else experienced this?
  • gettingahead

    Possible hysterectomy...need advice

    Hi...I am here hoping to get some advice to help me in my decision...I am 46 and about a year and half ago I had a D&C for uterine polyps. Heavy bleeding stopped and I was good for a year (prior to all of this I was pretty normal with periods). Then the heavy bleeding started again and the polyps have returned. I had a biopsy and the results I received yesterday just show they have returned and...
  • blueskies

    So so so sad.

    My name is Nicole and I'm 36 years old. I was diagnosed with endocervical Adenocarcinoma in Situ in July of 2016 (in a biopsy) and got a LEEP procedure that showed clear margins (and no AIS in the specimen.)  However, my doctor has recommend a hysterectomy as the "standard procedure" and the other two doctors I have seen after her say the same.  I am super frustrated because they have been...
  • dsdavis0414

    Hysterectomy 8 weeks ago

    Hello all I am new here. I am having a really hard time. I truly feel thankful to be here and be alive after what happened to me and these feelings of sadness just seem to overcome me sometimes. I recently had my 3rd child a little girl. I was trying for a vba2c and I made it to 10 cm and was practice pushing when my old c section scar started to burn they told the dr and he said I needed to have...
  • yarilu

    New and depressed a bit

    hi everyone I'm new to this so I thought I'd give it a try since sadly I don't have many friends and my family is far. On August 24 I had a total hysterectomy ( kept the ovaries ) and the first night was painful but I am recovering quickly . I guess my issue is that number one I suffer bipolar and depression issues and I just found out that my sister in which I love very much is pregnant . I know...
  • j.orecul

    Hysterectomy at Age 34

    Hi, I'm a 34 year old who has 2 beautiful boys (aged 5 &2). My whole life I suffered with abnormal periods and have had periods where I've bleed for 6 months straight.  I've tried every single birth control known to man, and my final option was the IUD. Unfortunately the IUD didn't work for me and I bleed twice a month. After a year I got the doctor to pull it out and have had the heaviest...
  • Livelife55

    Endometrial Cancer

    I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, I had a total hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. I have my post opp visit Monday. Not being able to swim has been hard, because that was my exercise everyday. I suffer from depression anyways, now it's a lot worse. They took some lymph nodes and tissue and tested it to see if the cancer has spread. Thank God it hasn't. I have been feeling very emotional. I'm hoping...
  • Hello, My Name is Krystale  I just found this site and seeking help.  I find myself full of sadness and anger.  I had my hysterectomy in Dec of last year.  I have a hard time to do anything everyday.  I have reminder that I am not able to bear a child.  The worse thing is seeing ones with children that do not deserve or can raise a child everyday at work.  I see pregnant woman everywhere,...
  • t5663

    After Hysterectomy no strength.

    In 2015 i was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer.........October 2015 they took everything out of me via radical hysterectomy.  Two weeks later i had the staples removed..........a week after that i went to the clinic not feeling well........... i bent over as i sat on the exam table and the opening on my stomach burst open and i spilled alot of fluid.......... my opening had been collecting infected...
  • hysterchic

    Possible Hormone issues 5 years post surgery

    Hello,I am new to this group and this is my first post. I had my hysterectomy in 2011 (at age 41). All was fine until recently. I first began noticing slight changes but now I think I may be experiencing early menopause and need advice. I have headaches, bouts of brain fog, memory loss, hair thinning badly, hot flashes (if I'm outside in the heat 5 minutes it feels as if I am going to pass...
  • shelle68

    I had a hysterectomy and feel great

    I was concerned about having a hysterectomy. However, everything turned out great! I kept my ovaries. I don't have any side effects, except no periods, which is totally fine by me. My sex drive is fine, even higher since I don't have to deal with period stuff.
  • erinmunster

    Hello All

    I just joined this group and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Erin. I'm 33 years old and from Portland, Oregon. I'm also not sure where to start. In late February, I was diagnosed with adenosquamous carcinoma or mixed carcinomas, which is glandular and squamous cancers of the outer cervix and the uteran cervix. I had a laparoscopic hysterectomy done on March 15th. They removed my fallopian...