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01/14/2012 04:40 PM

Dizziness after partial hysterectomy

Duplechain
 
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Had partial in Aug 2010. Have had dizziness every since. Had hormone levels checked my estradiol is 36 pg/ml and Fsh is 6.49 mlU/ml. My doctor says these levels are normal. I'm not on any hormone replacement. Just curious if anyone has the same symptoms or any insight on my hormone levels and if they are normal.
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01/14/2012 04:54 PM
Duplechain
 
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I'm 38 years old.

01/15/2012 08:05 AM
sharone
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No, I'm not experiencing this symptom. Wonder whether you might have something else going on...like an inner ear problem? Might be worth it to take with another doc...get a full physical/2nd consult?

01/21/2012 12:59 AM
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I had a full hysterectomy, ovaries, tubes, cervix out by lap. on Dec. 8, 2011. One of my worst post surgery problems is that my balance is completely off, which started almost immediately after the surgery. I am also still very weak. My hematcrit level is fine. Working with wonderful P.T. who is a specialist in retraining my vestibular system so I can walk without feeling like I will lose my balance. I am having an ENT look at this also. Apparently balance problems after hysterectomy are rare but do occur. I researched this on several reputable websites, including JOhns Hopkins. My surgeon looks at me blankly about it, although I like him very much. I have all the rest: hot flashes, drenching sweats, insomnia, etc. I cannot take estrogen. My heart goes out to all of you. Lets hope we both get help for our problem.

01/22/2012 04:04 AM
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MStorm, your symptoms are relatively close to surgery. I'm sure you're already seeing improvement. It takes quite a while for the anesthesia to leave our bodies but shouldn't take over a year as in the case of Duplechain. She seems to have something else going on and I really hope she looks into it.

01/22/2012 02:11 PM
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Dear Sharone,

Thank you for your kind words. I read my anesthesiologist;s report. It's incredible a human being can be given so many medications during surgery, and still be alive later! I have never had this balance problem with 3 other necessary major surgeries with general anesthesia. It's very frustrating.

Take care all!


01/24/2012 10:55 AM
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yes, incredible and I sometimes wonder do they really know what they're doing? Are you beginning to feel any better, then, as time passes, Mariah?

01/25/2012 07:56 AM
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Dizzy

Balance/vestibular problems still continuing, present since I woke up from surgery. No change. Rest of my recovery is on track and getting better. My wonderful surgeon is baffled. A rare and frustrating post-surgery symptom he has no experience with he says. Anyone know of any medical journal articles that mention this post H. surgery symptom? I am very interested in any info mentioned in the medical literature on this issue. So far my internet searches on this have turned up empty. Just other anectdotal reports.


01/31/2012 12:25 PM
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This happens every minute of every day, or at specific moments/situations? I can tell you that when I am tired, usually at my bedtime, it hits me very suddenly and I did report at my 5 week follow-up visit to surgeon that I felt dizziness and lightheadedness then, low-level, but, real.

02/09/2012 05:50 AM
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My balance problem happen when I walk, and look left or right while walking, or when I turn 180' while walking, or when I turn over in bed. I had an ENT (Ear nose and Throat doctor) evaluate my vestibular system. He feels the repeated tilting of the surgery table during my longer than 3 hour surgery, caused a tiny calcium crystal to come loose in my right inner ear canal, which is cause some of my balance problems. Both he and my Neurologist agree the rest of the balance problems are coming from migraine vertigo, although I don't experience it as dizziness, more lightheaded, and loss of balance. I am having migraines every single week since the surgery. Some last as long as 3 days. Prior to the surgery, I only had a migraine every other month or so, the day before my period. Also, my wonderful P.T. told me he also feels that since I was in bed so long and inactive, my vestibular system is very weak, and the vestibular retraining exercises he has me doing have helped more than anything. Also, a P.T. in the same P.T. Center who is an expert in balance issues, did the Elpy maneuver on me for the possible calcium crystal loose in my right inner ear canal. It helped some, but not as dramatically as it has helped other people. I am back to work 1/2 days, and am just exhausted. I have drenching night sweats every night, then chills. Not sleeping well at all. This is not normal for me. I cannot take estrogen.
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