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Posted by: kimmos | 2007/04/26

HYSTERECTOMY

I had a total abdominal hysterectomy at beginning of Feb. (ovaries still working) and was told I would be ok for a few years hormonaly. (I am 45). But 2 months later I am permanently PMS!!! It is awful - is this supposed to be happening?

Thanks and regards

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Dear Kimmos
sometimes the operation can influence the blood flow to the ovaries and some patients may experience decrease in estrogen or progesterone - let your GP check for you with a blood test?
Try taking 50 - 100 mg Vit B6 per day for a few weeks.

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Posted by: Dee | 2007/04/26

Hi Kimmos - I also had a hysterectomy two months ago today (I'm also 45) and I feel exactly the same - I actually went to see my GP today not only because of the misery but because I am still in pain and burning on the wall of my stomach. I'd love to know what your answer is - I know this is a huge op so the recovery period apparently is very long some people take up to 6 months to be normal again (I KNOW I DONT WANT THAT!)
I'll keep on checking to see your answer - GOOD LUCK! HOPE YOU RECOVER WELL!

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