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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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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 vaginal dryness as the result of hysterectomy /menopause cause severe itching that feels like a yeast infection?

Can vaginal dryness as the result of hysterectomy /menopause cause severe itching that feels like a yeast infection?

Yes: Atrophic vaginitis is quite common after menopause (natural or surgical) and yeast like symptoms are frequently experienced due to the lack of estrogen effect on the vaginal mucosa. It is easily treated with oral or vaginal estrogen supplementation. ...Read more

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I'm having a hysterectomy soon. Will this cause me to enter menopause right away?

I'm having a hysterectomy soon. Will this cause me to enter menopause right away?

Maybe: If your ovaries remain, they will function normally. If they are removed, you will have menopausal symptoms soon after surgery unless you start hormones. ...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?

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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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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What could cause me to stop producing estrogen even though i've not had a hysterectomy & gyn says i'm not in menopause but has no idea why?

What could cause me to stop producing estrogen even though i've not had a hysterectomy & gyn says i'm not in menopause but has no idea why?

Several causes: If the ovaries fail prematurely it could be one cause. Has your gyn checked your pituitary gland? Your adrenals? Your liver? Have you gotten very thin? Theses are all areas i would suggest looking into. ...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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I cry all the time and have constant anxiety for no reason? Could this be caused by menopause? I had a hysterectomy at 30 and i don't have my ovaries

I cry all the time and have constant anxiety for no reason?  Could this be caused by menopause? I had a hysterectomy at 30 and i don't have my ovaries

Possible: It's possible, but given the long time since your hysterectomy, there are many more likely psychological causes. See your doctor for advice. ...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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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