Has he tested your hormone levels since you only have 1 ovary left? I mean maybe it no longer works and you need to be on HRT .
I had a full hysterectomy and immediately was put on the patch and I have not gained ANY weight and I eat normal. I mean I do eat a lot of protein; tuna, grilled chicken, but it is because I love them..
I don't eat carbs or sweets (maybe once a week if at all). I don't eat bread, I can't digest it right, and I am lactose intolerant....I don't eat fruits/veggies much (maybe once a week). I just crave grilled chicken or tuna...Even if go to ANY restaurant I always order the grilled chicken....I am not much on side dishes either...
See if you last ovary is still functioning...
Weight gain is a common complaint after hysterectomy. I don't know how much is loss of ovarian hormones (even when ovaries are kept) versus some other metabolic effects (there is about a 40% chance of ovarian failure post-hysterectomy). I was never one to gain weight - could eat everything and as much as I wanted without gaining a pound. Since my hysterectomy, my hunger "mechanism" does not work properly. I rarely feel hungry and do not have a sense of fullness either. But I no longer have an appetite so I eat much less. I have therefore been able to maintain my normal weight. A lot of foods just don't taste as good either except sweets.
He hasn't checked my hormone level. I might call them to see if they can. I talked to my cousin who is a PA for a gyno's office and she said it's a huge complaint and even people on hormone replacement are still complaining of weight gain. I hope I find an answer soon. Ive gained 20 lbs in 4 months. it's scaring me :(
I can feel myself ovulating out of my left ovary. I can also feel cysts issues in that one :( I hope this one isn't doing the same as the one I had removed. Its def frustrating.