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How long after having a hysterectomy will you notice the hormones change?

How long after having a hysterectomy will you notice the hormones change?

Varies: It is key to understand that hormone changes do not occur after removal of the uterus but rather after removal of the ovaries. If you still have your ovaries then you should not experience any hormonal changes. After removal of the ovaries menopause symptoms can occur almost immediately or not at all. For some the symptoms are severe enough to take estrogen replacement therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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How long after total hysterectomy did you notice the hormones change?

How long after total hysterectomy did you notice the hormones change?

Depends: Technically, the term 'total hysterectomy' refers to removing the uterus and cervix only. However, if a woman has also had her tubes and ovaries removed, 'bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy', she could notice a change almost immediately if she is premenopausal, or not at all if she is menopausal. ...Read more

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When after hysterectomy did you notice the hormones change?

When after hysterectomy did you notice the hormones change?

Depend.: If hysterectomy only ( removal of uterus only ), there may be no change in harmones. But hysterectomy with removal of both ovaries will result in harmone change almost immediate. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and will need a hysterectomy due to pre cancer and PID and severe endo. How dangerous is it with the change of hormones and illness?

I'm 25 and will need a  hysterectomy due to pre cancer and PID and severe endo. How dangerous is it with the change of hormones and illness?

Preop visit: Schedule a preop counseling visit with your surgeon. The answer depends on the type of hysterectomy you will be having ---vaginal, laparoscopic, Robotic or open. It also depends on your body size, weight, number of children, other medical problems and the underlying pathology. It also depends on if you are taking out both ovaries, only one or neither. ...Read more

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Would getting a partial hysterectomy help lessen my catamenial, ie hormonal, seizures? Bc i have long periods and can't take birth control bc i have APS.

Would getting a partial hysterectomy help lessen my catamenial, ie hormonal, seizures? Bc i have long periods and can't take birth control bc i have APS.

Catamenial seizures: Catamenial seizures are related to neuronal sensitivity due to hormonal changes. Hysterectomy by itself without oophorectomy does not affect hormones and therefore will not have any effect on seizures. ...Read more

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How can I balance my hormones? Post hysterectomy..

How can I balance my hormones?
Post hysterectomy..

Steady as she goes!: One nice thing about hormonal replacement is that you can get on estrogen (no need for a progestin when you've had a hysterectomy) and basically be in the same hormonal status on a continuous basis without the fluctuations that accompanied ovarian function earlier in life. Talk to your doctor about different preparations and ways of taking estrogen. It's not a balancing act anymore! ...Read more

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Hysterectomy is causing my to depend on hormone pills?

Hysterectomy is causing my to depend on hormone pills?

Only if Ovaries gone: Women who have had their ovaries removed at hysterectomy need to replace the estrogen hormone contained therein, if they are pre-menopausal and recently post-menopausal. The hormone replacement(estrogen) is given in pill, topical, or vaginal forms. Hot flashes, irritability, difficulty concentrating, etc are often signs of a lack of estrogen post-surgery without hormone replacement. ...Read more

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How can I get my hormones back to normal after a hysterectomy?

How can I get my hormones back to normal after a hysterectomy?

Depends : You are very young (on average for women who have their uterus removed). Probably your ovaries were not removed. If I am correct then you should not experience significant changes in your hormones because little was done to affect them. However, some women do experience hot flashes from short term changes in the levels of estrogen. This is unlikely to last more than a few weeks. ...Read more

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Having a complete hysterectomy done, what does hormone theropy consist of?

Having a complete hysterectomy  done, what does hormone theropy consist of?

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 more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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