Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Hysterectomy and weight gain/loss
    An_251213 posted:
    My girlfriend is 33yrs of age and has had 4 c-sections, gall bladder surgery, left tubal abdominal partial hysterectomy, and then later a full abdominal hysterectomy. She is worried about her weight gain and is starting to feel the effects in the form of depression. She is considering the use of abdominal wraps. My question is, "Can these wraps be more harmful for her with all the surgical procedures she has had to endure?"

    Take the Poll

    Can abdominal weight-loss wraps be more harmful for a 33 yrs of age woman who has had 4 c-sections, gall bladder surgery, left tubal abdominal partial hysterectomy, and then later a full abdominal hysterectomy?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Possibly
    View Poll Results
    Anon_475 responded:
    Ths kind of thing is not going to make her lose weight (hte weight you lose is water that you sweat off and you regain it as soon as you drink). If she wants to lose weight she needs to change her eating habits and become more active. Given that she is prone to depression she's going to need support. I suggest she gets in touch with her local branch of Weightwatchers and gets the help she needs. There is no point wasting money on fad gadgets that do not work.

    Quick fix effortless fads never work or there would be nobody overweight left on the planet. Lifestyle changes can change things radically.
    Anon_475 replied to Anon_475's response:
    Here's more information:
    georgiagail replied to Anon_475's response:
    I agree with this. Any benefits from these wraps is very temporary.

    Anon_6061 responded:
    No sense wasting money and buying into the false hope of this gimmick. Weight gain can certainly contribute to depression but the loss of hormones after hysterectomy can trigger depression. I know from experience and I never suffered from depression until my organs were removed. I was lucky enough not to gain weight though. I needed a "strong" prescription of estrogen to bring me out of this suicidal depression. It also helped ease many of the other symptoms caused by the surgery.

    Helpful Tips

    Be the first to post a Tip!

    Expert Blog

    Below the Belt: Women's Health - Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, RNP

    From HPV to irregular periods to PMS to fibroids, Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, is here to share her knowledge and insight...Read More

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.