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I am 68 and had a hysterectomy at 38. Used estrogen patches 5 years. Now at my late ageI am having intense

By Anonymous June 16, 2015 - 10:29am
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sweating 5-6 times a day. Has anyone else ever had anything like this? Could it be neurological in nature? It is interfering with my life completely. HELP.

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Hot flashes and night sweats are common symptoms that may occur after a hysterectomy. Hormone imbalance is the culprit. Be sure to discuss the night sweats with your doctor. Although they can be a normal sign of recovery, they can also be a sign that something else is going on and needs attention.

Here are some suggestions for relief:

  • Nightwear - avoid polyester and flannel and choose light weight cotton.
  • Chillow or Iso Cool Pillow - Pillow that stays cooler and absorbes access heat.
  • Discuss hormone treatment options with your doctor.
  • Modifications in diet, exercise(daily activity) and supplements can be helpful as well.  

I Had a Hysterectomy and Now I Don't Feel Like Myself: What Can I Do?

I hope this helps.

Be well,


June 16, 2015 - 2:46pm
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