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Postmenopausal at age 31!

To women who have had early hysterectomy, remember you are still a whole women.

I was only 25 when after two D&Cs and two cyst removals the doctor told me nothing else was going to help except a hysterectomy. Well, I was thinking to myself this cannot be right. I am too young, and this is something for older women. But I had been having my period for almost a year straight and was really getting very sick from it.

So I went and had it done. Now I am 31 years old and have every side effect of menopause that is possible. I am not married but do have a boyfriend that is talking marriage, and I do not know what to do because I do not have any desire to have sex. This is not saying that I do not love him, but I do not know what to do.

I am not on hormone replacement anymore because it was not working for me, and my migraines were worse on the medication. I know that I can do things about this but I do not know what to do. Please help!

To women who have had early hysterectomy, remember you are still a whole women, and God did not just put us here to have kids but also to raise them and teach them His ways. I am thankful to have had 3 wonderful children (a son and two daughters) before this happened.

Good luck to everyone!

Ginger <>


For more information about hysterectomy:

  • HERS Foundation (Hysterectomy Educational Resources & Services) is an independent, nonprofit women's health education organization providing accurate information about hysterectomy, its adverse effects and alternative treatments.
  • Hysterectomy Awareness, a website dedicated to raising awareness about hysterectomy as well as providing support and resources about the subject.
  • Sans Uteri, a forum for the discussion of the physical and emotional challenges that can be caused by hysterectomy.
  • Hystersisters, a woman to woman support website for hysterectomy recovery. This group offers resources and kindness so that visitors can discover options and make decisions for themselves.









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Updated  05/15/2010