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im 35 had a partial hysterectomy 2 months ago. i am having hot flashes and heart palpatations.is this caused from the hysterectomy

By April 13, 2009 - 10:06pm
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What you're describing is a common consequence of hysterectomy. The hot flashes should diminish over time.

To learn more abut female anatomy and how the female organs function, including their sexual function, read the new book "The H Word" at www.hersfoundation.org/hword.

The uterus and ovaries have important functions all of a woman's life. There is no age or time in a woman's life she no longer needs her uterus and ovaries.

April 17, 2009 - 8:06pm

Dear Aprilg806, your question got cut off so I hesitate to share some suggestions, any chance you can repost? But let me just say that I am sorry to hear you have gone through this procedure so young. The good news is that many women like you shared on this experience and hopefully are reading your posting. Did you doctor advice you of the possible side effects after surgery? Did he start you on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)? Your body may be adjusting to the changes in your hormonal cycle and you may need to ask your doctor to check those levels soon before you start an HRT protocol. Heart palpitations can be linked to hormonal changes but sometimes low levels of magnesium or potassium or even calcium can be the cause. Make sure you doctor also tests you for levels of these three essential minerals that keep the heart healthy.

April 13, 2009 - 10:21pm
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