What are the long term side effects of a hysterectomy?

Long-term effects of hysterectomy on the pelvic floor that should be considered in surgical decision-making are: pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, sexual function and pelvic organ fistula formation.

How will my body change after a hysterectomy?

Since estrogen affects tissues throughout your body, system-wide changes take place such as: Loss of bone density and increased risk for osteoporosis. Accelerated skin aging due to dehydration and loss of collagen. Changes in blood vessels that increase the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Does your body feel different after a hysterectomy?

As your body is recovering from the surgery and you’re adapting to possible physical changes, you may experience some emotional changes as well. Some people experience feelings of being less attractive or less feminine after a hysterectomy.

Will my body go back to normal after hysterectomy?

A woman can often go home the same day or within 24 hours of the surgery. She can also return to normal activity after 6 weeks, though a hysterectomy has lifelong effects.

Does your stomach get bigger after hysterectomy?

You will probably notice that your belly is swollen and puffy. This is common. The swelling will take several weeks to go down. It may take about 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover.

How do I flatten my stomach after a hysterectomy?

Do you gain weight after hysterectomy?

Premenopausal patients are more likely to experience weight gain than postmenopausal ones. Also, those who have a full hysterectomy, where their uterus, ovaries, and cervix were removed, are more likely to gain weight after surgery.