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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question! You have been through so much and I understand your desire to get answers and return to your normal routine. You have surpassed the average recovery time for a hysterectomy, which is 6 weeks. Weight gain and fatigue are not lasting side effects of a hysterectomy, though they are more common as you age and your metabolism slows down.

Are you also experiencing low moods? A hysterectomy is a major surgery that can have emotional side effects, including depression, which can manifest as fatigue and weight gain. Hormone therapy also causes fatigue and weight gain. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. You may need to have your iron levels tested, get tips to help boost your metabolism, re-evaluate your estrogen dosage, or be accessed for depression.

Was my answer helpful? Please check-in and let us know how you are doing.

Best Wishes,


July 24, 2014 - 7:12pm


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