I had a hysterectomy 33 years ago & it was the WORST thing that ever happened to me. I went into the OR to have two small fibroids removed & left the OR without a uterus or ovaries!!! My Dr's explanation was the fibroids were too big & he's removed the ovaries to ensure I'd never get ovarian cancer! What an idiot. I was in shock and cried for days. I then found out that in the "small print" of all the paperwork I'd signed prior to my surgery, I'd given him carte blance to do what the hell he wanted. I'd always been a very small person & now my weight is really an issue for me. My tummy looks like I'm six months pregnant & regardless of what I do, the tummy remains the same size!! I guess the ONLY way I'm going to get rid of it is surgically, which I dread!! I can really empathize with all you ladies suffering the "tummy syndrome."