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Hysterectomy after 20 years of bleeding – Stef’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hello, I am 38 and have had a history of PCOS and heavy bleeding since I was 17. I had my first curettage at 17 for heavy bleeding and have been off and on the pill since then. Married at 23 and tried to conceive for 6 years to no avail. Had fertility treatment in 05 and conceived twins – we were soo excited. But, at 22 weeks they started to come and I was rushed to Wellington hospital and was put in a theatre and to...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 30, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories PCOS Source Type: news

What is a cystocele?
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. A cystocele (pronounced sis-toe-seel) is also called an anterior prolapse, dropped or prolapsed bladder. It often occurs because the wall between the vagina and bladder has been torn or weakened during childbirth allowing the bladder to bulge or drop into the vaginal vault. Other less common causes can be severe obesity, straining regularly because of chronic constipation, violent coughing or even lifting heavy things incorrect...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 28, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Women's Health cystocele Source Type: news

Cholesterol – the super-stealthy invisible illness
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. As far as invisible illnesses go, they don’t come much stealthier than high cholesterol. It’s easily ignored because it builds up gradually, often showing no symptoms whatsoever. A person with high or increasing cholesterol levels will most likely feel perfectly healthy. It’s a scary though that the first sign of high cholesterol may be a heart attack or stroke – and could even prove fatal! Fortunately, medic...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 26, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health Conditions cholesterol invisible illness Source Type: news

News analysis: Angelina Jolie's surgery to 'cut ovarian cancer risk'
Writing in the New York Times, actress Angelina Jolie has announced she recently had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as tests showed she had an estimated 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer. This is because previous testing found she was carrying high-risk genes linked with ovarian as well as breast cancer. This follows a previous announcement in 2013 when Ms Jolie announced she had undergone a double mastectomy (where both breasts are surgically removed) followed by breast reconstruction surgery. This was because the same high-risk genes gave her an 87% chance of developing breast cancer. Jolie explained: &quo...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer QA articles Source Type: news

Hysterectomy, ophthalmic migraines, prolapse phobia and belly dance! – Mag’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi I am Mags, I have 3 kids (20, 18 and 16 years old) I am a scientist/ lecturer, I have a hippie-gypsy penchant, and I enjoy natural history walks, belly dancing (amateur) and cooking ( I am a Coeliac so most of my food is home made). Sparing you the details of the how & why I got there, I had a total hysterectomy (keyhole) in West Middlesex University Hospital at the age of 40. A little background on the procedure which from m...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 17, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories prolapse Source Type: news

Day by day post TAH – Francesca’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi ladies, I wrote an earlier blog on my experiences before my hysterectomy and why I felt that for me the operation was a must for my health. I’ve read so many of your stories and views and wanted to follow up with what I felt too when the big day finally came! First of all anxiety was extreme, I trawled the internet for weeks even months before the op looking up every single question that arose in my mind, I was at my wits e...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 17, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories recovery Source Type: news

Early diagnosis worked – Annette’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I was referred by my GP to the local Gynae clinic after another hospital picked up something after having a CT scan for an unrelated condition. I had a biopsy on Xmas Eve, diagnosis on 9/1/15 and into hospital on 2/2/15/ for a total hysterectomy. I spent 5 days in hospital and was shocked on seeing the wound once the dressing was off. I felt i had been butchered. The local community nurse came in ten days post op to remove the clips...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 17, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Source Type: news

HRT linked to clots – and possibly stroke – study finds
Women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) pills should be aware that there is a small chance of an increased risk of blood clots and possibly stroke, according to a study. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kimberley Hackett Tags: Family health Women ' s health Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy might raise stroke risk
Women taking hormone replacement therapy for menopause symptoms might be putting their heart at risk. And, a study finds vegetarianism linked with a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Eboni Williams has some of the day's top medical stories. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT review finds increased risk of blood clots and stroke
Conclusion This updated Cochrane review has found that oral HRT increases risk of stroke and blood clots, and does not appear to reduce overall risk of cardiovascular disease or death during follow-up. More exploratory analyses suggested that HRT might reduce risk of death from heart disease or non-fatal heart attack if it was started within 10 years of menopause, but this finding needs further confirmation. The review was carried out using robust methods and the trials were of good quality. Its findings are in line with the previous version of the review, and also with other reviews. There are some points to note: Thi...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

Women on HRT ‘face an increased risk of stroke' according to new review
WOMEN taking hormone replacement therapy are not being protected against heart disease and could be at greater risk of a stroke, according to a review of more than 40,000 cases. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women: Does it help or harm your heart?
(Wiley) New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that hormone replacement therapy does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Question mark over benefits of HRT for women after menopause
Hormone replacement therapy does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke, according to a systematic review of the current evidence. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - March 10, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Compounded Hormones As Popular as Prescriptions
(MedPage Today) -- About the same number of prescriptions are written annually for compounded and FDA-approved hormone replacement therapy for menopause. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 8, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Make your own hysterectomy recovery cushion
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. A cushion is one of the best things anyone recovering from abdominal surgery, such as a hysterectomy, can have. It prevents chaffing when you pop it between you and the seat belt in the car. And when you need to sneeze, cough or laugh it’s great for providing just a bit of extra support. Imagine how much better it would combined with a hot or cold pack you can slot in to provide comforting warmth or soothing cold. Here at the ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 8, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysterectomy Recovery hysterectomy recovery cushion Source Type: news

No Link Seen Between Hormone Replacement Therapy, MortalityNo Link Seen Between Hormone Replacement Therapy, Mortality
A systematic review and meta-analysis of more than 52,000 postmenopausal women in 43 randomized controlled trials found no association between hormone replacement therapy and death from any cause. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Waiting for diagnosis
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I have just joined this group. Just over 2 years ago I had a polypectomy (removal of polyp) following months of constant bleeding (I had been on low dose HRT but had stopped several months prior). I had a follow-up scan prior to which I had been told if I didn’t hear anything then everything was fine. Last week I saw my GP because of night sweats. Night after night I would be woken 8 or 9 times and it was getting me down. Whil...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 5, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories polypectomy Source Type: news

Endometriosis awareness week
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. This year, endometriosis awareness week takes place between 3rd and 9th March and Endometriosis UK have adopted the slogan It’s OK to talk. Period! I think it’s something we should all be taking account of as, with the exception of Breast Cancer, we tend not to find women’s health issues – particularly gynae issues on any sort of a public agenda. Somehow the most important bits of our bodies are left to be di...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 3, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Women's Health endometriosis Source Type: news

Emergency hysterectomy following c-section – Lindsey’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I was overjoyed when I found out I was pregnant at the start of 2014 and had conceived really quick which was great as I felt at 28 I was ready to start a family with my husband of 8 years. I had done all the mad girly holidays and travelling so 2014 was going to be my year of entering a new phase, motherhood!! My pregnancy was fairly straightforward as far as pregnancies go, I had to finish work early at 29 weeks though as I had go...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories emergency hysterectomy post partum haemorrhage Source Type: news

The Hysterectomy Post-Op – Himani’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I am 6 weeks post op now after getting a TLH (Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy) done. Have read tons of blog posts, Googled on medical information and also found answers to my never ending questions that I was never prepared for in the first place, before going in for the surgery. This is an attempt to combine as much information about the hysterectomy post-op as possible based on the above reads as well as my own experiences. First ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories recovery Source Type: news

Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia – Reethah’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. My story took off in October 2013 during an appointment with my doctor for something else entirely unconnected – eczema behind the ears. A chance mention in passing to my doctor that I had had an unexpected period the month before after a long gap caused her to prick up her ears. When was your last period before that? she enquired. I looked back at my diary where I log all my periods and body changes. I knew it had been more t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia endometrial cancer Source Type: news

Women have been oversold HRT for decades
High-quality studies, rather than drugs companies, are finally driving menopause treatment – but there’s a lot of ground to make upOn my desk I keep a copy of Feminine Forever, a book promoting hormone replacement therapy (HRT), published in 1966, by Robert A Wilson. On the front, it proclaims that it is “a fully documented discussion of one of medicine’s most revolutionary breakthroughs – the discovery that the menopause is a hormone deficiency disease, curable and totally preventable and that every woman, no matter what her age, can safely live a fully sexed life for her entire life”.I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Margaret McCartney Tags: Health Medical research Menopause Women Society Science Source Type: news

Menopausal symptoms 'last longer' than previously thought
Conclusion This is an interesting study with a long follow-up period. It suggests the length of time women have hot flushes for may be underestimated. However, it was carried out on US women and the results may not be generalisable to other populations. That aside, unlike many other studies of its type, it did make an effort to include a range of ethnicities, including Chinese, Hispanic and African-American women. The study relied on women self-reporting their symptoms only once each year, which may affect its reliability. It also only looked at women who reported getting frequent vasomotor symptoms (at least six days i...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Older people Source Type: news

Hot Flashes Can Last Up To 14 Years, Soul-Crushing Study Says
Are you thinking of just toughing out hot flashes? The common menopausal symptom that drives many women into the arms of hormone replacement therapy just got a little harder to bear: A study recently published in JAMA found that hot flashes can last up to 14 years, especially if you start having them while you are still peri-menopausal. The median time a woman experiences hot flashes is 7.4 years, so the thought of enduring them for nearly twice as long isn't exactly welcome news. The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is a multiracial/multiethnic observational study of the menopausal transition among ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for At Least 7 Years
Finding suggests need for better treatments for menopause-related symptoms, study author says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy raises new cancer concern
Drugs millions of women take for menopause symptoms are linked to another serious health risk (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relationships and Chronic Illness: Can it still be a happy Valentine’s Day?
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Chronic illness can take many different forms, and it is not uncommon even for two patients with the same condition to experience different symptoms from one another. However, some common symptoms which affect many people who are chronically ill include fatigue, pain and depression, and these symptoms can have a profound effect not only on the sufferer, but also the sufferer’s partner and their relationship with each other. Ch...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 13, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News clinical trials covance relationships Source Type: news

Do you take medication for high cholesterol?
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. 6 out of every 10 people in the UK have raised cholesterol levels. Over time, cholesterol can build up in the arteries – so without treatment, high cholesterol levels can lead to serious health issues, including heart attacks, strokes and angina. In the UK alone, 6 – 7 million people are taking prescribed medicines called statins to help lower their cholesterol levels. Some commonly prescribed statins in the UK include s...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 13, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Increase Ovarian Cancer RiskHormone Replacement Therapy May Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk
Although the risk associated with hormone replacement therapy was greatest with recent use, some excess risk remained years after stopping, according to a large meta-analysis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

HRT 'increases ovarian cancer risk'
Taking hormone replacement therapy for even short periods of time can increase the risk of ovarian cancer, analysis of 52 studies finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT increases ovarian cancer risk by small amount
Conclusion This systematic review and meta-analysis showed that ovarian cancer risk was significantly increased in current HRT users, even in those with less than five years of HRT use (the average was three years). In ex-users, risks decreased the longer ago HRT use had stopped, but risks during the first few years after stopping remained significant. Furthermore, about a decade after stopping, long-duration hormone therapy use (average nine years of HRT use), there still seemed to be a small excess risk. The review has a few limitations, however. The main one is that the review was heavily influenced by ju...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Older people Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy increases ovarian cancer risk
A meta-analysis of 52 separate studies has concluded that hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of ovarian cancer. For every 1,000 women taking HRT drugs for five years from the age of 50, one extra woman will develop ovarian cancer. BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 13, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT treatment raises risk of ovarian cancer, says study
Women who undergo hormone replacement therapy have ‘significantly increased’ risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to major research Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Cancer Science UK news Source Type: news

Short-term use of hormone replacement therapy associated with increased ovarian cancer risk
Taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause, even for just a few years, is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing the two most common types of ovarian cancer, according to a detailed re-analysis of all the available evidence. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

HRT increases ovarian cancer risk, says study
Benefits of hormone replacement therapy outweigh risks, says Irish Medicines Board (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alert as hormone replacement therapy ‘doubles risk’ of ovarian cancer
HORMONE replacement therapy is almost doubling the risk of a million middle-aged British women developing ovarian cancer, a study warns. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Ovarian Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increasing vitamin D levels to help prevent osteoporosis
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. One of the risk factors contributing to an increased likelihood of developing osteoporosis is a lack of vitamin D. As we all know we get most of it from being exposed to sunlight for a small portion of every day; however here in the UK that’s difficult during the winter months in particular as the light often isn’t strong enough and the cold reduces our willingness to expose our bare skin. However, there are some alterna...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 11, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Alternative Health osteoporosis recipes vitamin d Source Type: news

The Natural Secrets For Hormone Replacement, From Dr. Christiane Northrup (VIDEO)
If you're just starting menopause and don't want to resort to hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Christiane Northrup says there are a few things you can incorporate into your diet to help with your symptoms. Eat foods that are high in omega three fats and magnesium, as well as iodine, which balances estrogen. Dr. Northrup personally uses an herb called pueraria mirifica. "It's a miracle herb from Thailand that's been used for almost 700 years," Dr. Northrup explains. "Look for the kind that contains puresterol, which means it has been extracted correctly." This supplement has also been shown to have a gre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A great laparoscopic hysterectomy experience – Jo’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi there, I had a total laparoscopic hysterectomy (fallopian tubes, cervix and womb) 2 and a 1/2 weeks ago, mid January 2015, I can honestly say I not only do I feel great, I’m about 85% back to normal, and have no real discomfort or pain. Best thing I have ever done. I am 46 and not on the slim side and work full time in a very full on job, I am not a sport billy, liking good food and wine too much! As soon as I got back to t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories laparascopic hysterectomy Source Type: news

Da Vinci hysterectomy for fibroids – TJ’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I have had heavy periods for the last 6 years. The last two years the bleeding became heavier and the pain far worse. I went to my GP again 2 years ago after losing so much blood in all one go with huge clots. An ultrasound scan revealed a large fibroid 8 x 5 cm. My GP at that time ordered a CA125 test which was 63. The gynaecologist recommended in 3 mins that I required a total hysterectomy with removal of the right ovary. Due to a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories da vinci hysterectomy fibroids Source Type: news

Hysterectomy Association Newsletter – January 2015
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. It’s been a few months since the last newsletter went out, in fact it was in September, and a lot has happened since then. Not only have we have Christmas, but we announced the winners of Hysteria 2014; more about that later though. First of all, I’d like to welcome all our brand new readers. I hope you’ll find the information we have on the hysterectomy association website interesting and helpful. Secondly, we&rs...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 30, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Newsletters international hysterectomy awareness month Source Type: news

Multiple Sclerosis – Why a hug might be the last thing you need
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, and another prime example of an invisible illness. Physically, an MS patient may look well for most of the time, and might be able to go about normal daily activities like work and family life. However, what’s happening below the surface tells a very different story. The immune system attacks the myelin sheathing which protects the body’s nervous system, leaving the nerve expo...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 27, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health Conditions covance invisible illness multiple sclerosis Source Type: news

Recent Hysterectomy – Jane’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi Ladies, I joined the site back in November but this is my first time posting. I’m 39 and a single Mum to my 5 year old son. I have suffered with Endometriosis since my mid-twenties and subsequently had 3 operations to remove the growth, after which I felt much improved until it returned and I began the same repeat of surgery! After the birth of my son in 2009 everything seemed fine until the end of 2012 when the niggling lo...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 26, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories adenomyosis endometriosis laparascopically assisted hysterectomy Source Type: news

A really positive experience – Kathy’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I am 63 years old and had been putting up with a cystocele for the past 5 years following a rectocele repair (when the surgeon had told me the cystocele was not bad enough to repair at the time). Finally it got the better of me and I went for a consultation only to be told that my uterus had prolapsed as well. On 4th December I had a hysterectomy and cystocele repair. I had prepared well for it having bought Linda’s 101 handy ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 1, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories cystocele rectocele Source Type: news

ShapeMed acquired by Life Time Fitness
Atlanta-based wellness and non-surgical aesthetics clinic ShapeMed has been acquired by Life Time — The Healthy Way of Life Company. ShapeMed, to be rebranded as ShapeMed by Life Time, will provide services such as skincare, laser and injectables and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Minneapolis-based Life Time (NYSE: LTM) operates 113 centers in the United States and Atlanta, with six total locations in the metro area. "[Life Time's] primary focus is a gym, but they have evolved into… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 30, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

This is how it began – Dawn’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. It stated back in 2006. I had sterilisation reversal, I got pregnant but then miscarried after 6 weeks. My whole life collapsed, I felt a failure, felt what had I done wrong to deserve this, but then had to think mother nature had blessed me with 5 healthy children, but unfortunately wasn’t to the man of my dreams. I then carried on bleeding and in pain, had a few ops in the year, but then had to opt for full abdo hysterectomy...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 29, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories abdominal hysterectomy heavy bleeding Source Type: news

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Here’s to a very merry Christmas and peaceful and healthy New Year for all our lovely ladies. xx The post Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas written by Linda Parkinson-Hardman appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. (Source: The Hysterectomy Association)
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 24, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Christmas Source Type: news

A positive decision – Suzie’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. From around the middle of 2013 I found that my periods were becoming slightly erratic after years of them being regular. By Christmas last year I also noticed a mass or bump in my abdomen which got more prominent during the first part of 2014. By Easter time I decided to go to the doctor. Why leave it so late before investigating? I didn’t actually feel unwell and am very bad at going to the doctor so hung on until my husband ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 22, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids Source Type: news