Anxiety. Some anxiety about having the surgery
is to be expected. Most women with symptoms of
depression before the surgery report improvement
after the surgery.
Grief. Many women grieve over the removal of the uterus. Losing their uterus
means that they can't get pregnant.
Some women fear that they may no longer have satisfying sex after the surgery.
changes. Many women are concerned about premature aging after the surgery (if their ovaries are also removed). They may worry about symptoms such as vaginal
dryness, hot flashes, and the increased risk of
osteoporosis that go along with
menopause after ovary removal. Be sure to talk with
your doctor about the risks and benefits of
estrogen therapy after surgery.
Talk with your doctor about your feelings about having the surgery.
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