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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. 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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Menopausal symptoms if you received a hysterectomy about twenty five years ago, sweating so much at night, still have ovaries.Fifty five yrs old.

Menopausal symptoms if you received a hysterectomy about twenty five years ago, sweating so much at night, still have ovaries.Fifty five yrs old.

Likely: The average age of menopause is age 51 but 55 is certainly common. Those might very well be menopause symptoms, but women as they get older are also prone to thyroid disease so would advise a couple of quick blood tests to be sure. ...Read more

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Can you have menopausal symptoms with one functioning ovary? If you have had a hystrectomy.

Absolutely: If you have one or 2 ovaries after hysterectomy, they still secrete hormones and your body will go through menopause just as it would have if you didn't have a hysterectomy. The symptoms vary from person to person. ...Read more

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A very strange question but would a person with an eating disorder or BMI of 16 have menopausal symptoms . Had hysterectomy my at 35 , now 47?

A very strange question but  would a person with an eating disorder or BMI of 16 have menopausal symptoms . Had hysterectomy my at 35 , now 47?

Impending menopause: Hi. At 47, menopause is imminent, and perimenopausal symptoms can be menopausal symptoms! Methinks your symptoms are perimenopausal! Talk with your gyn! And eat healthily! ...Read more

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I just had a ovary removed. I am expercing menopausal symptoms. The doctor said that would go away in a month. Is there something i can take otc.?

Natural supplemts: Over the counter? If you want natural remedies you can try black cohash, a remedy used by native american women. Another remedy is yam extracts or other plant based "phytoestrogens" that can mimic your natural estrogen. Avoidance of caffeine, regular exercise and low fat diets help. ...Read more

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Got hysterectomy in June 2013 as part of cancer treatment. When will menopausal symptoms like hot flashes go away?

Got hysterectomy in June 2013 as part of cancer treatment. When will menopausal symptoms like hot flashes go away?

Can't be sure: Hot/cold flashes are clearly a part of menopause, but without a clear explanation of cause it's hard to give a clear plan to when they will diminish or stop. Research continues, but no definite answer is agreed to at this time. ...Read more

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What is a multi septated cystic lesion 65 x 40 mm in right adnexa? I have had hysterectomy but still have ovaries. I'm 51 and have menopause symptoms

What is a multi septated cystic lesion 65 x 40 mm in right adnexa? I have had hysterectomy but still have ovaries. I'm 51 and have menopause symptoms

Please see your gyn : Asap, not normal, your gyn can draw blood work to help determine if it is benign or not as most likely whether it is or is not at your age it needs to be removed , can be done with the da vinci robot. ...Read more

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Menopause every symptom imaginable. Hysterectomy. Have ovaries. No uterus so can't judge where i'm at with this journey. 55 yrs old. When does II end?

Menopause every symptom imaginable. Hysterectomy. Have ovaries. No uterus so can't judge where i'm at with this journey. 55 yrs old. When does II end?

Menopause: There is medical treatment to help with symptoms of menopause. Call your doctor and make an appointment to see about getting help. ...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

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...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