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I'm having a hysterectomy for fibroids soon. Will this cause menopause?

I'm having a hysterectomy for fibroids soon. Will this cause menopause?

No: Hysterectomy refers only to the uterus so a total hysterectomy removes the uterus & cervix. If the ovaries are not removed this should not cause menopause although the reduction in blood flow to the ovaries can lead to ovarian dysfunction which might result in menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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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Can endometriosis grow after a hysterectomy?

Can endometriosis grow after a hysterectomy?

Yes, but less common: A hysterectomy is a surgery involving the removal of the uterus, not necessarily the ovaries.The ovaries produce the hormones that can drive growth/stimulation of endometriosis. So, if ovaries are left in place, endometriosis may be more likely to grow after a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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How does removal of the uterus cause early menopause?

How does removal of the uterus cause early menopause?

Menopause: It does not cause early menopause unless the ovaries are removed at the same time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Unlikely: A complete hysterectomy, with removal of both ovaries, usually is curative for endometriosis. I have seen cases afterwards, but it is extremely rare. ...Read more

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Had TOTAL hysterectomy at age32,does losing estrogen cause premature ageing from being thrown into menopause,if not estrogen what hormones can be caus?

Had TOTAL hysterectomy at age32,does losing estrogen cause premature ageing from being thrown into menopause,if not estrogen what hormones can be caus?

Premature: menopause can alter your body's metabolism. There is some difference of opinion, but many physicians would have given you a few years of estrogen replacement therapy. Other medical problems are also possible, and you need a full evaluation with your physician. ...Read more

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How does taking spironolactone cause post menopause vaginal bleeding?

How does taking spironolactone cause post menopause vaginal bleeding?

It doesn't: There is no connection with this medicine and post menopausal bleeding. ...Read more

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How can a hysterectomy induced menopause last?

How can a hysterectomy induced menopause last?

Menopause Is Forever: In natural menopause the ovaries are permanently no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone. If your ovaries were removed during your hysterectomy, then you are also permanently in menopause. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in menopause. Cyclic bhrt can help. ...Read more

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Can a hysterectomy cause shorter vagina?

Can a hysterectomy cause shorter vagina?

Yes: The vagina gets a bit shorter after a typical hysterectomy (1 cm or so). With a radical hysterectomy, a type of hysterectomy done for cervical cancer, it can get substantially shorter. ...Read more

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How can ovarian function be evaluated post hysterectomy uterus and cervix removed, ovaries retained?

How can ovarian function be evaluated post hysterectomy uterus and cervix removed, ovaries retained?

Ovarian function: Blood tests of ovarian hormone levels (estradiol and progesterone) are a good start. Doctors may also add FSH, LH, TSH, free T4, prolactin since these hormones can be related to menstral irregularity and ovarian dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can endormetreosis grow after hysterectomy?

Maybe: If the ovaries were left in, then endometriosis will still be active and can continue to cause pain and inflammation. If the ovaries were removed then typically endometriosis would become inactive, though in severe cases one can still have issues. ...Read more

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Can brachytherapy in the pelvic area cause menopause? I’ve heard it can and i’m having brachytherapy for bladder cancer. Will this cause menopause?

Can brachytherapy in the pelvic area cause menopause? I’ve heard it can and i’m having brachytherapy for bladder cancer. Will this cause menopause?

Yes: It all depends on how much radiation reaches the ovaries, and how close to menopause you are. With brachytherapy we can't really say with certainty that you will or will not go into menopause. You just have to try it to find out. ...Read more

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I'm having a hysterectomy soon. Will this cause menopause?

I'm having a hysterectomy soon. Will this cause menopause?

Not by itself: A hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, will not cause menopause or other hormone changes. If the ovaries are removed at the same time, then menopause will result. The ovaries are responsible for producing female hormones. ...Read more

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What can cause vaginal spotting 10 years after menopause?

What can cause vaginal spotting 10 years after menopause?

Must rule out cancer: Postmenopausal bleeding should always be evaluated and taken seriously. Most of the times it turns out to be nothing serious but sometimes it can be a sign of uterine cancer. The next step is to be seen by an obgyn for an ultrasound and an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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Will estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

Will estrogen dominance always cause uterine cancer?

Estrogen/Uterine CA: Absolutely not. "high" estrogen levels are only one factor in the risk profile for uterine cancer, which also includes obesity, family history, and oral contraceptive history. Even if you possess one or more risk factors, that does not mean that a tumor is certain. Close monitoring and counselling by your gyn is the best course of action. ...Read more

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Can obesity cause bleeding after menopause?

Can obesity cause bleeding after menopause?

Yes: Obesity can cause an increase in estrogen production which can cause stimulation of the lining of the uterus which can cause bleeding. This is not common, but is seen in some cases. ...Read more

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Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Unlikely: Endometriosis is related to estrogen. After menopause a woman's estrogen goes way down and endomtriosis isn't as painful. Thick lining of the uterus after menopause needs an endometrial biopsy to make sure no precancerous cells are growing. ...Read more

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Will menopause cause women to get hostile sometimes towards men?

Will menopause cause women to get hostile sometimes towards men?

One symptom: Moodiness, irritability, sometimes anger are sometimes reported by women in menopause or in perimenopause as symptoms they notice. Not all women. The hormonal changes of menopause can affect peoples mood. ...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