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Full Hysterectomy And Menopause
Depends: If they removed your ovaries or not, i assume they did. But a total abdominal hysterectomy means removal of the uterus and cervix. If they also remove your ovaries that is called total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo- oophorectomy. If both ovaries were removed most patients usually get hot flashes within a few days but could possible be longer and the severity can vary per person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
Vaginal sloughing?: The vaginas in post menopausal women can lose some ability to stretch as estrogen declines. The vaginal surface then "thins" as the surrounding vaginal musculature contracts around it. I am not sure what you mean by the term "vaginal sloughing" as the vaginal lining does not "slough" off except some brief cell losses with intercourse which regenerate. ...Read more
Having a robotic hysterectomy what are some non estrogen alternatives for hot flashes also weight gain. history of breast cancer. Recovery time?
Does a hysterectomy bring on symptoms of menopause? My doctor is recommending a hysterectomy to deal with my severe fibroids and bleeding; she calls it "surgical menopause." will I have symptoms of menopause like hot flashes after the surgery?
10 weeks post hysterectomy. Kept ovaries, but having hot flashes, weight gain and headaches. Is this normal for recovery?
Probably normal: Recovery from surgery can include many symptoms, and different individuals have different symptoms. Weight gain is not at all unusual following hysterectomy. If your symptoms are very uncomfortable you should see your doctor. Otherwise, try to relax and allow your mind and body to recover. If the symptoms continue or get worse, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On hormone replacement therapy since hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do i need to end HRT for normal menopause age?
Will i get depressed after my hysterectomy? Will hormonal adjustments and losing my uterus cause depression after a hysterectomy?
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 (folic acid) which has show to help depression, no side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to evaluate menopause if you undergo total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?
Having a robotic hysterectomy what are some non estrogen alternatives for hot flashes also weight gain. Recovery time?
How to evaluate when menopause happens in women who undergo total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?
Estrogen: Hormone therapy is given to women after removal of ovaries, or at the time of menopause. Typically most doctors will do everything they can to spare a women of 28 years from having her ovaries removed, as removing ovaries prematurely puts you at increased risk of bone loss and cardiovascular disease. Often reserved solely for diagnoses of cancer. Hormone replacement would be estrogen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
34 year-old woman continues to suffer gynecologic pains, especially with bodily movement, after da Vinci surgery for fibroids and endometriosis.....?
Ovarian conservation: Unfortunately this is fairly common; my best guess is it's related to recurrent or ongoing endometriosis. There are many (good) reasons for preserving ovaries when having a hysterectomy, but good data show that if ovaries are conserved women are 6 times more likely (62% vs. 10%) to have recurring symptoms, and 8 times more likely to need additional surgery (31% vs. 4%) than those who have them removed. Adhesive disease is certainly another possibility. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Got hysterectomy in June 2013 as part of cancer treatment. When will menopausal symptoms like hot flashes go away?
How long should I wait to drive after my total hysterectomy with removal of ovaries and bladder sling?
1 1/2 months after unilateral saplingo oophorectomy, cystectomy and appendectomy and still no period! I get hot flashes and night sweats.
Its possible: Menopause has been shown to start around 2 years earlier than average (49 instead of 51) in woman with a hysterectomy. So, you still have plenty of time before that is an issue. The weight gain is more of a myth. If you eat healthy and exercise regularly you will significantly reduce any risk (hysterectomy related or not) of weight gain. ...Read more
Total hysterectomy 1.5 years ago for endometrial cancer. Bleeding today after my vaginal vault pap for screening. Is this normal?
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