3 Things To Do Following A Hysterectomy

If you have had, or are soon going to undergo a hysterectomy surgery, your life is about to change forever. Whether the hysterectomy was needed to relieve pain from awful menstrual cycles or due to another health problem, the results will end up pretty much the same for every woman. Below, you'll find some information to help any woman after a hysterectomy leaving only the ovaries.

Go to the Healthcare Center with all Concerns

The weeks following the surgery will be challenging. Not only do you have to heal physically, but you also have the hormonal changes to go through. If, after the first couple of weeks, the physical pain doesn't decrease, you need to seek treatment – either through the doctor that did the surgery, or through an alternative healthcare center. The key to recovering fully is making sure that everything heals as it should – working with a healthcare professional is the only way to ensure that happens.

Take the Hormone Replacement Prescription

Your first thought might be to skip the hormone replacement prescription that the doctor has given you, but honestly, you will regret it. You might seem to feel OK, but there are serious changes going on in the chemistry within your body. One day, you might be feeling fine with the occasional hot flash, but the next, you could find yourself feeling so depressed that you don't know how you'll go on.

The hormonal replacement prescription may not have to be taken for the rest of your life, but expect to take it for at least 8 months to a year following the surgery. This is how long it can take for the natural hormones in your body to find balance. Just remember, when it is time to come off of the prescription, don't do it without working with the doctor. In some cases, blood work may be ordered to check hormone levels to make sure that your body is ready to come off of the pills and regulate natural hormone levels.

Listen to your Friends and Family                                                                                                                 

Your friends and family will likely notice changes in you before you do. Some women experience such an increase of brain fog after a hysterectomy that it's hard to realize when things aren't quite right. If your friends and family come to you with concerns about your physical or mental well-being, listen to them and take their words to heart – talk to your doctor immediately so you can begin making changes to resolve the issues before it consumes you.

This is a difficult thing for any woman to go through. Hopefully, the advice above will help you through this difficult time and help you move on to a brighter future.