I am 3 weeks post-op after having had a total abdominal hysterectomy with BSO. Spent 10 days in the hospital with a pretty bad post-op abdominal infection, 104 temps, large bowel ileus, vomiting, the whole gammit. Now I am home and healing, but having repeated hot flashes and night sweats. I'm finding it very hard to sleep, and along with the hot flashes are ridiculous spurts of being very quick to anger. Normally, I'm am a pretty calm person and not quick to anger. This is a side effect that I wasn't counting on. I've been researching my options, but find myself more confused than ever as far as what to do. I see my OBGYN in 3 weeks, and I'd like to be able to offer some suggestions about my care, but just feel lost and depressed. The only thing good I see right now is that I at least still seem to have a sex drive (not that I can do anything about it yet), but it gives me a little hope. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I'm so sorry to hear you were so sick after your surgery.
The hot flashes, night sweats and quick temper are hormone related. This is extremely common after a hysterectomy.
I would recommend that you do research on bio identical hormones and find a Dr in your area that prescribes them. Maybe your OB/GYN does.
No, do not have sex until you see your Dr at your 6 week check and get the okay. Take care. Remar
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.