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Will i get depressed after my hysterectomy? Will hormonal adjustments and losing my uterus cause depression after a hysterectomy? .

Will i get depressed after my hysterectomy? Will hormonal adjustments and losing my uterus cause depression after a hysterectomy? 

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Depression: If they are only taking out your uterus and leaving your ovaries, don't think you will get depressed! No hormonal adjustments needed. Also take Deplin 15 mg one week before surgery and 3-4 weeks after keep you from going into a mild depression. Its only a very strong Folate which has show to help depression, no side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more


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I just had a total hysterectomy and experiencing depression does this mean my ovaries are not working ?

I just had a total hysterectomy and experiencing depression does this mean my ovaries are not working ?

Total hysterectomy: If you had a total hysterectomy, the surgery removed your uterus and cervix. The surgeon may or may not have left your ovaries intact. You need to ask your surgeon about the procedure, and what you're experiencing. Depression can certainly develop after an operation of this kind, and a psychiatric evaluation with possible treatment may help you. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy (still have ovaries) 4 months ago. I have never had depression or feelings of hopelessness before. Is this normal?

I had a hysterectomy (still have ovaries) 4 months ago. I have never had depression or feelings of hopelessness before. Is this normal?

Surgical menopause: Sadly hysterectomies, also known as "surgical menopause, " can often precipitate a fairly severe (although usually time-limited) depression and feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and despair. Consult with your gynecologist to see if bioidentical (replacement) hormones might help you out a bit, especially with respect to your mood, bone density, and heart. Good luck! ...Read more

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I just had a total hysterectomy and experiencing depression does this mean my ovaries are not working?

I just had a total hysterectomy and experiencing depression does this mean my ovaries are not working?

Possible: Many women will have a lower mood when their estrogen level declines with menopause. A simple blood test can tell if your ovaries are still producing normal amounts of estrogen. ...Read more

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Can a hysterectomy cause postpartum depression?

Can a hysterectomy cause postpartum depression?

Hysterectomy depress: Can hysterectomy cause postpartum depression ? The answer is no. But some women can experience depression in the post hysterectomy period where hysterectomy was done out side of pregnancy but this is not common. Other women have complained of sexual dysfunction following hysterectomy. If depression occurs after postpartum hysterectomy then it may be postpartum depression or a combination of both. ...Read more

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Is there any depression associated w/partial hysterectomy? Like from a loss aspect? Just trying to prepare for mine next month..Diagnosed w/bipolar 2

Is there any depression associated w/partial hysterectomy? Like from a loss aspect? Just trying to prepare for mine next month..Diagnosed w/bipolar 2

Possible / unlikely: Most women do not experience depression due to a hysterectomy, but that is possible. That happens most often when the woman really doesn't want to have a hysterectomy. Many women feel better after their hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Can a women who's 60, have had a hysterectomy still experience hormonal imbalance or is it just depression/ my mom can be snippy w/me quite often.

Can a women who's 60, have had a hysterectomy still experience hormonal imbalance or is it just depression/ my mom can be snippy w/me quite often.

Either: Both genders, no matter what age, can have hormonal imbalance. Likewise, both genders can experience depression. There are laboratory tests to help determine which is the problem. Consult your primary care physician or OB/GYN. ...Read more

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My sister has had long term depression and was prescribed bupripion and prozac, but still wasnt working that great. She stopped Prozac and started st johns wort but had problems with soreness in her breast (she has had a hysterectomy). She loved the st jo

My sister has had long term depression and was prescribed bupripion and prozac, but still wasnt working that great. She stopped Prozac and started st johns wort but had problems with soreness in her breast (she has had a hysterectomy). She loved the st jo

Try alternate: buproprion and prozac are both class of drugs that either increase norepinephrine and serotonin respectively in the brain, under the assumption that increasing the amount of either would help depression. This doesn't work for everyone. Some do better with a class of drug known as atypical antipsychotics such as abliify, seroquel, risperdal. I found them effective for non responders. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more