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Hair loss post hysterectomy
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Service2013 posted:
I have been losing hair like crazy since my hysterectomy. What natural remedies did you use to control the loss of hair? Help! this is scary!
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Anon_6061 responded:
Did you have your ovaries removed or did they stop working? If so, estrogen may help. I lost a lot of hair too I tried some supplements but they didn't seem to help. The shedding eventually tapered off but I still shed more than I did before this stupid hysterectomy and my hair is very fine and looks unhealthy. There are some hair loss discussions over on hystersisters that may be helpful.
 
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Service2013 replied to Anon_6061's response:
I went through menopause very early. I then was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through a double mastectomy with treat of 16 months. This last year, my bladder started to fall and it prolapsed. The only reason I went through the hysterectomy was to correct the prolapse. I was not having any problems. Everything except the cervix was removed. I did not want to have a mesh net or sling so the cervix is the base to keep the bladder up. I had read several articles before the surgery that stated if I had already been through menopause I would not experience much body change....WRONG!!! This week I went to the Vitamin store and am trying a hormone balance to control the hair loss...will see what happens.
 
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Anon_6061 replied to Service2013's response:

I'm sorry for your breast cancer diagnosis and all you've been through!

If mesh or some sort of synthetic sling wasn't used, did the surgeon make a sling out of your own tissue? Why did your uterus have to be removed to suspend your bladder?

So your surgeon removed your ovaries and tubes too? Yes, there's a bit of misleading information out there implying that surgical menopause is like natural menopause. But they are very different. The ovaries of a woman with all her parts produce hormones into her 80's.

Ovary removal is a severe trauma to the endocrine system and increases risks for many health problems. You can find the studies that show these risks by doing a web search for "pubmed bilateral oophorectomy health risks."

Hysterectomy, even with ovary preservation, also has some increased health risks.

I take estrogen which has given me a better quality of life but I'm still not the person I was before this surgery. I'm hoping it also helps mitigate some of these increased health risks.

Hoping for better days ahead for you!
 
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Service2013 replied to Anon_6061's response:
Thank you. I also hope things get better. The most recent test indicated the bladder infection was gone. Hopefully that will stay healthy. Now-find the best remedy to keep all my hair from falling out.
 
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Anon_6061 replied to Service2013's response:
Glad to hear the bladder infection's gone - that's progress!
 
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Service2013 replied to Anon_6061's response:
Thank you...I really appreciate the thread of discussion. Thank you!


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