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since having a hysterectomy at 43 yrs old, i am unable to lose weight. ...why?

By Anonymous October 27, 2011 - 1:56pm
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I had lost 100 lbs at age 43 then regained 50 lbs after my hysterectomy. I gained it in 6 years time. I eat the same way, and i exercise but not as much as i used to due to foot surgery that did not help my foot problem. I do not take HRT"s and i don't have hot flashes or night sweats. What can i do to lose weight. I have put my name on a list to get the lapband because i'm at the end of my rope trying. I weigh 237 lbs and am 5 feet 4 inches tall. I bike alot in the summer and swim.

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Hi Anon,

I can certainly see why you are frustrated with the inability to lose weight post-hysterectomy. Unfortunately, every single woman's body reacts differently to a hysterectomy-- did you have your ovaries removed?
Just like there may be a woman who loses weight after a hysterectomy, there are two more that gain it. Keep in mind that sometimes hysterectomies bring on Menopause and the weight gain may be coming from the surgically-induced Menopause, than from the hysterectomy itself. This post contains a lot of information that you may find helpful: http://www.empowher.com/community/ask/how-does-vaginal-hysterectomy-affect-hormones-and-weight-gain-32-year-old

In Health,


October 27, 2011 - 8:14pm
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