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Menapause After Hystorectomy
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: If your ovaries were removed then you are in menopause. If you still have your ovaries and go through menopause, you will usually remain in menopause. The first few years of peri menopause can cause a woman to go in and out of a menopausal like state and it is possible that after a hysterectomy where the ovaries where spared that you could be experiencing this phenomenon too. ...Read more
Early menopause: I presume that the ovaries were removed along with uterus. This means you lost the benefit of estrogen that protects your heart and blood vessels, your bones, and the genital system. Statistically, the benefits of estrogen outweigh the risks. One suggestion is to take estrogen therapy till your natural age of menopause, or around 50. You may consult your physician to make an individual decision. ...Read more
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
I had a hysterectomy in 1997... I think i amwell into a year of menopause... This is terrible... Please help with suggestions?
Hormone replacement: There's some good reasons to treat severe menopause symptoms with hormone replacement. Unless you have a strong family history of breast cancer, hormone wouldbe very relieving. I recommend taking estrogen as Estradiol which is the same estrogen our bodies make, and natural progesterone, which some doctors would deny you because you don't have a uterus. Balanced estrogen and Progesterone is better. ...Read more
Does menopause caused by a hysterectomy last forever (permanent symptoms) or does the body adjust as it would with natural menopause?
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?
Hot flashes: You mean by "partial" that you still have your ovaries, which will keep working until menopause. You may experience hot flashes or sweating--when everybody else is comfortable, or vaginal dryness. You may experience nothing! there is blood work, but that is more academic--your symptoms will be the main clue--and if you have do symptoms then just go with the flow. ...Read more
Yes, eventually: A partial hysterectomy removes the uterus, but leaves the woman's ovaries intact. Since the ovaries still make estrogen, the woman will still experience monthly hormonal changes, but no visible menstrual periods. Eventually, at a later time, when the ovaries stop working, then this is considered menopause. Symptoms would include mood changes, sleep disturbance, hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue.. ...Read more
Menopause: Having a hysterectomy doesnt lead to menopause.Having your ovaries removed at the time of hyst. Leads to a surgical menopause.If this is your case, menopause means cessation of menstrual period.You will be menopausal for the rest of your life.Symptoms can last a few months or a few years.They can even recurr in later life. If surgical menopause, symptoms are worse sometimes than for natural menop. ...Read more
Depends on age...: ...Among other things. If you were premenopausal at surgery, you might benefit from hrt. If older, have a discussion about risks/benefits with you gyn. ...Read more
Yes: Although 1 ovary is usually able to function quite well and prevent early menopause, it is possible that it is has stopped functioning. If you are having menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, you should see your gynecologist who can order blood tests to check the amount of hormones you are making. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I was 42 when I had a total hysterectomy, how much longer will I have to endure menopause for?
Indefinitely: By total hysterectomy, i assume you mean the uterus, tubes & ovaries were removed. Surgical menopause (removing ovaries before menopause) can cause more extreme symptoms than a natural menopause. Some women never have noticeable symptoms of menopause, some have hot flashes & mood swings for 2-3 years, & some women have these indefinitely. Treatments are available, consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more
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