There have been several studies indicating that surgery in general and hysterectomy in particular can contribute to weight gain. Many researchers believe that a change in activity and diet is primarily responsible, but women tell me every day that their diet & exercise have not changed at all or even improved! We are continuing to study the association between hormonal changes and weight gain at Lindora. The most important thing you can do to control your weight despite the “damage” to your system is to follow a comprehensive weight loss program and become more physically active every day. It may be necessary to “do more” than you’ve had to before in order to see any results.