Recovery from hysterectomy followed by post-op sepsis – Helen’s story

I have suffered from heavy periods all my life. A couple of years ago, as I reached 50, my periods became almost endless, flooding and very painful. After trying the pill, tranexamic acid, iron tablets and a host of other…

My abdominal hysterectomy nightmare – Fiona’s story

I am 48 years old with 4 children. I have always been fortunate to have nice normal periods but this changed around 3 years ago when they became heavy with clotting and dragging pain. I didn't take too much notice…

Common infections after a hysterectomy

Almost all women experience the side effect of having an infection after they have had a hysterectomy, and the most common infections after a hysterectomy are: • Urinary tract infection • Infection of any abdominal wounds. Abdominal hysterectomy wound infections According…

I Wasn’t Expecting A Lung Infection After Hysterectomy – Lia’s Story

Hi Everyone. I had a total hysterectomy in Feb 2014. My surgeon was brilliant, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about him, in my eyes a top surgeon deffo. Yes, I had a lot of pain but I definitely…

Pain 15 weeks after a full hysterectomy due to fibroid – Jackie’s Story

I had a hysterectomy due to fibroid and swelling of the stomach. I am 51 years of age and I have already gone through the change 10 years ago. I had my operation on the 5th September 2013 and was…

My Hysterectomy Experience – Roseanna’s Story

I am writing on behalf of my partner. We live in East Northamptonshire and the op was done at Kettering General. It was decided in February 2012 that following an ultrasound and an internal investigation with a camera, that a…

My hysterectomy and post-op Infection – Shirley’s Story

I had a vaginal hysterectomy in June 2012, removing ovaries and uterus. Admitted as a day patient (operation completed between 10.30am-2.00pm) and feeling sickly following removal of drain (to extract excess internal bleeding) I was given anti-sickness medicine (through IV).…