Massive Weight Gain After Hysterectomy

United States
January 1, 2007 12:04am CST
I had a hysterectomy a little over three years ago. At the time of the hysterectomy, I weighed about 135 pounds, and I felt very comfortable at that weight (even though I'm only 4'11"). I wasn't too fat, and I wasn't too skinny - I felt just right. In those three years, I've put on a great deal of weight, and am now up to 210 pounds! I haven't changed my eating habits. I haven't changed anything at all about my life - but the weight just pours on. I've tried repeatedly to lose it, but nothing seems to work. I simply can't get it off! Has anyone else had this problem after a hysterectomy? After the surgery, I was on HRT, but I was afraid of all of the awful potential side effects that come with HRT, so I stopped using it. So, I have nothing to replace hormones, but I think I've done fine with that. I do not have hot flashes, mood swings, or anything else related to menopause....just the excessive weight gain. Is it possible that the lack of hormones is causing the weight gain, and preventing weight loss? I went to my doctor about the problem after I gained the first fifty pounds. He was quite rude, and told me that I'm fat because I eat too much...and he made that assumption without even asking me what I eat!
2 responses
@goldjay (465)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I think it's time to change doctors!
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
4 Jan 07
i had my hysterectomy 2 yrs ago.an i was at 135lbs an now i weigh 170 an i cannot get this weight off no matter how hard i try.an i also quit taken hrt for the same reason as you.an i ask my dr for some weight loss perscription an she told me i wasnt fat.but i do have hot flashes really bad.so you are not alone on this weight gain.so i just started this i drink 12oz of water before i eat an that fills you up an once a month for 2 days i take water pills to get the fluids out of my body try that an i hope it works for you