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Is it common for periods to stop completely after having a hysterectomy?

Is it common for periods to stop completely after having a hysterectomy?

YES!!: Yes the uterus id gone so no lining to shed and no bleeding. Now if the ovaries are left in which they usually are, then you can still ovulate and gets symptoms of cramping etc. ...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


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How can you stop mini periods after a partial hysterectomy?

How can you stop mini periods after a partial hysterectomy?

Post hysterectomy: Sometimes we performed what is called a partial hysterectomy, meaning some remains of the cervix are still present. This can cause bleeding after a hysterectomy. Your obgyn should examine you to rule out bleeding from the urethra, vagina or from the rectum (ie hemorrhoids etc). You can also ask your obgyn to remove the remaining cervix or to explain to you the medical alternatives you have. ...Read more

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Should I get hysterectomy to stop period my severe period cramps?

Should I get hysterectomy to stop period my severe period cramps?

Maybe: It is certainly a way to end the problem. Some can reduce the burden with a proper selection of NSAIDS (pain med) taken when cycles are expected. Oral contraceptives can sometimes also help. In the long run, it would be best to consider the pros and cons in a discussion with a gynecologist and make your own decision. ...Read more

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Is it reasonable to want a hysterectomy, endometrial ablation, or anything to stop my periods permanently?

Is it reasonable to want a hysterectomy, endometrial ablation, or anything to stop my periods permanently?

Maybe, consider risk: A hysterectomy is much too risky to do just to stop normal periods. However, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or depoprovera are low risk birth control methods that are likely to stop periods. An ablation is relatively low risk but does not provide birth control. ...Read more

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Therap. told bipolar. Also Perimenopause. Having bipolar rage probs at every period now. How to stop rage w/ meds? or procedure like hysterectomy?

Therap. told bipolar. Also Perimenopause. Having bipolar rage probs at every period now.  How to stop rage w/ meds? or procedure like hysterectomy?

Ask GYN this: Bipolar Disorder is more typically diagnosed in a person's mid-twenties. By your question, it was unclear if this diagnosis is new to you. Labile emotions are symptoms of this disorder, but also be symptoms of perimenopause. A woman can certainly have both at the same time. Hysterectomy is an option to explore with your Gynocologist; exploring meds and therapy also appropriate, and faster. ...Read more

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I have long lasting heavy periods. Im on progesterone until my hysterectomy next month. Why is it making my period worse? OBGYN said it would stop it.

I have long lasting heavy periods. Im on progesterone until my hysterectomy next month. Why is it making my period worse? OBGYN said it would stop it.

Thin endometrium: Progesterone makes the uterine lining stop growing and get mature so there is less lining to bleed off. If you have bleed down to a thin endometrium (i.e. Raw) it won't sot the bleeding and can make it worse by opposing your body's estrogen which is trying to make it grow(i.e.heal). Talk to your doctor about choosing a different medicine. You don't want to loose too much blood before surgery. ...Read more

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Is there anything else that can be done other than a hysterectomy to have no more periods?

Is there anything else that can be done other than a hysterectomy to have no more periods?

Options: Endometrial ablations are a popular minimally invasive option for menorrhagia. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD can be placed to reduce or eliminate cycles as well. Oral contraceptive pills can be taken continuously. Discuss the options with your Obgyn ...Read more