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Doctor insights on: Hysterectomy And Menopause Symptoms

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as 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


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Partial hysterectomy and left ovary removed. Menopause symptoms are driving me crazy. My Fsh is 46.8, LH15.40, testostrone free0.6.

Partial hysterectomy and left ovary removed. Menopause symptoms are driving me crazy. My Fsh is 46.8, LH15.40, testostrone free0.6.

Ans: You still have the right ovary for perimenapausal symptoms try the essential oil peppermint on your wrist. Does in some cases relieve the hot flashes. Otherwise there are medications that can be tried. Not the best efficacy though ...Read more

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Does menopause caused by a hysterectomy last forever (permanent symptoms) or does the body adjust as it would with natural menopause?

Does menopause caused by a hysterectomy last forever (permanent symptoms) or does the body adjust as it would with natural menopause?

Adjusts: First of all if you just have a hysterectomy (uterus removed) you will not go through menopause early. That only happens if both ovaries are removed as well. If you do have your ovaries removed then the menopause will be dramatic, but it will resolve in time. ...Read more

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Will i go into menopause after a hysterectomy? Will my body automatically start going through menopause once I have a hysterectomy? What kind of symptoms should I expect? .

Will i go into menopause after a hysterectomy? Will my body automatically start going through menopause once I have a hysterectomy? What kind of symptoms should I expect?

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Hysterectomy : Whether or not you go through the menopause depends on whether or not at least one ovary is being left behind. If both ovaries are removed, you will go immediately through the menopause. The main symptoms re hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tell when menopause is over after a partial hysterectomy 18 years ago? I started the symptoms 17 years ago and most are gone now

Is it possible to tell when menopause is over after a partial hysterectomy 18 years ago? I started the symptoms 17 years ago and most are gone now

A blood test can: tell by a certain pattern of hormones. It really doesn't matter too much when the transition is complete. If most of the symptoms are gone, you are probably now menopausal. ...Read more

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Are menopausal symptoms common after a hysterectomy, when you still have your ovaries?

Are menopausal symptoms common after a hysterectomy, when you still have your ovaries?

Yes: Yes. Menopause happens when the hormones in your ovaries run out. So as long as you have ovaries (it doesn't matter if you don't have a uterus), you will eventually go through menopause. ...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