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I dont know if I am alone in this, but the docs sure are making me feel this. Since my vaginal hysterectomy, i have felt worst than ever. Heading to doctor for infections, pain in left side, frequent and uncontrolled bowelmovements, and night sweats.
I am so depressed, and not mentally well. I feel that I am alone and perhaps my depression, is hindering my improvement.
My surgeon, says hes never had anyone off as long as I have been for just a vag hysterectomy.
They found endometriosis when removing the wall of the uterus, and he seems to be content that its all gone, however, doing a vag, i dont know how he would see everything that may or may not have been there.

I just wish I was back and at it. Even writing this, my eyes are shutting on me. I want to sleep all the time.

I came back from docs today hes sending my urine for tests because of some white cell count found.

I am going nuts. I see him again on Monday to see when im going back....

I just dont think i want to do anything anymore. Has anyone ever felt like this?
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replied January 30th, 2009
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Hi,
Sorry you are going thru this. I will be going thru my surgery on feb 17th for vaginal hyst. I hope I don't get any of these side effects, however, I will keep you posted on how my surgery went. Please keep in touch with me via email.


take care
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replied January 30th, 2009
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Hello Comoriwaki and welcome to ehealth....Seeing her post was near a year ago, it is important for you to think positive on your upcoming surgery....Think of healing and being well..Sure there will be a little discomfort, but generally we all feel so much better after this is behind us...

Good luck and heal quickly...

Caroline
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replied September 12th, 2010
vaginal hysterectomy
i was 31 when i had my vaginal hysterectomy 4 years ago 2006 and i wish i had not got it, i would have rather have bleed for 3 weeks out of 4 and got blood transfusion, since the surgery i have been seeing the doc regarding pain on my left hand side and 2 years ago 2008 i had to go through surgery to remove the left ovary i have ended up cut from hip to hip and up the middle of my stomach 80staples, i ended up on life support, i now am worse than ever, i have bowel problems and nerve damage on the left hand side i have seen so many docs, i have been on anti depressents and feel am going nuts and no one understands, i am 35 and have no quality of life and my weight goes between 7 stone and 9 stone. people that have received a normal hysterectomy have recovered quicker.....
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replied March 11th, 2011
vaginal hysterectomy
i had mine done about 5 yrs ago and the last 2yrs i've been suffering aburning inside my vagina. I've been to the doctor and they don't know why i fell like i'm on fire. I was getting depressed, but finally a dr put me on medication so i don't feel the burning, the side effect is i feel intoxicated . Is anyone suffering from burning deep inside from a vag- hysterectomy?
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replied June 20th, 2011
How will a vaginal hysterectomy affect my sex drive and weight?
Wow, you guys are scaring me although it it the truth! I've considered having a hysterectomy for five years and still has not decided yet. My problems began after my emergency c-section. i began the heavy bleeding which lasts for 3 weeks a month. At one time, I was bleeding between normal periods. I have watched videos of a vaginal and abdomen procedure and both are scary. Othere than the concerns that you guys have mentioned, will my sex drive be negatively affected? Will I gain weight?
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replied April 4th, 2012
VAGINAL HYSTERECTOMY
Hello Ladies ,
I had a vaginal hysterectomy in Sept. 2003 and have had pain since then .I also lost my sex drive . I have tried everything the doctors have given me for the pain as well as for my sex drive,and nothing has worked.I have been to so many doctors that I have lost count and nothing I have taken,stuck on,rubbed on or put inside me has worked.I'm still dealing with the problem. It has coused problems with my boyfriend,who thinks I should just (DO IT) no matter how I feel just so he is happy . But he doesn't understand that it's not my fault,he makes me feel like it is . I hate my doctor for taking my life away from me and making me feel less of a woman .
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replied April 5th, 2012
I know how you feel, I feel just the same,I had avaginal hysterectomy 20 years ago, with a vaginal repair, ( I would call it mutilation and castration) back then the doctor said it was all in my head. I say doctor but I think butcher would be nearer the mark. I read these posts and I realise that lots of ladies suffer the same. Something should be done to stop these butchers castrating all these women. After all it was not so many years ago when they used to do blood letting and many other barbaric things. These hysterectomys will be seen in years to come as a very barbaric practice. Basically we have been neutered like a dog or a cat.
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replied March 7th, 2016
After reading these posts I am very concerned about having my Hysterectomy in a couple of weeks. Until I read these reports everyone I have spoken to has said it was the best thing they have ever done and improved there life tenfold. I will keep this site posted and hopefully I can give a positive report on my results in a few weeks. Regards ValleyView.
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replied March 11th, 2016
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Remember that in most of these forums, you only hear from people that have problems You do not hear the good news stories because these forums are not meant for that. Just like you do not go to your doctor to tell her how good you feel Smile

Best of luck with your hysterectomy.
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replied March 18th, 2016
Hello,
Ive had a vaginal hysterectomy 6 months ago and I remember going through the hysterectomy forums and feeling so stressed after reading them and I realized that people who don't have any problems don't write about their experiences and I decided to write mine.
I'm 42 and had a vaginal hysterectomy but kept my ovaries. I asked the surgeon to remove my fallopian tubes though. I used to have heavy bleeding because of fibroids. I was so scared going into surgery but I knew my doctor had a an excellent reputation and he's been my OBGYN for 12 years.
I went into the operation which took about 2 hours but for me it was like I closed my eyes then someone was waking me up. I remember pain and I kept telling the nurses that I was in pain and it went down only when they gave me a combination of oxycodone and ibuprofen but the pain really subsided when they took the foleys catheter out. I had asked the doctor early on the take catheter out ASAP because I have attendance for bladder infections and thank god I did. Before they took it out I was in horrible pain.
At home I slept for 2-3 days on the couch in front of the tv while my mum n dad took care of kids. the oxycodone gave me terrible irritable bowl so I stopped it and I didn't really need it.
After that I felt really fine and I had to remind myself to take it easy, not to carry things etc! Also I followed the dr orders and we didn't have intimate relations for about 7 weeks although we did fool around a bit without being intimate.
6 months afterwards I have to remind myself that I don't have a uterus and I'm happy that periods are the thing of the past!

All I want to say is that most women don't have many complications and because they don't right about it you don't hear about it. I feel sympathy though for the women who suffer after their surgery and wish them peace and recovery.
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