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After having a complete hysterectomy, how long does menopause usually last?

After having a complete hysterectomy, how long does menopause usually last?

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

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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I am bleeding after a complete hysterectomy?

I am bleeding after a complete hysterectomy?

Go back to doctor: Go back asap and make sure there have been no complicaitons. ...Read more

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Is insomnia common after a complete hysterectomy?

Insomnia: Fairly common, some correlation with hormonal changes, mostly transient. ...Read more

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Can indametriosis remain after a complete hysterectomy?

Yes: Endometriosus is the lining of your uterus migrating out of your fallopian tubes and implanting in the abdomen, on the bowel or bladder or pelvic walls. Having a hysterectomy will not remove this, it will have to be treated to clear it. Usually with laser or cautery. This may be done at hysterectomy, or as a separate procedure. Removing the ovaries can help as well. ...Read more

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How can I get an orgasm after having a complete hysterectomy?

How can I get  an orgasm after having a complete hysterectomy?

Like before: Your clitoris and vagina should both still be intact so ability to achieve orgasm is not dependent upon presence or absence of uterus. ...Read more

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Can you still get endometriosos after having a complete hysterectomy?

Can you still get endometriosos after having a complete hysterectomy?

Yes: Endometriosis is when cells from the lining of your uterus are outside the uterus, on the ovaries, ligaments, etc.. In the abdomen. So yes you can still have issues with endometriosis after a hysterectomy. Your ovaries, if still in plac, e will continue to make estrogen, and thus continue to stimulate any enomertriosis that is present. ...Read more

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Why does it take so long to recover from a complete hysterectomy? I go out and do errands then crash cause i get tired and wore out can u tell me why

Post-op fatigue: One of the common reasons for people to feel fatigued after surgery is due to anemia. Depending on how much blood was lost during the surgery, you can have symptoms of anemia for several weeks before your bone marrow replenishes what you've lost. Other causes of fatigue could be related to meds, anesthesia, or more serious issues like blood clots. See your primary care doc for eval. ...Read more

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I've had complete hysterectomy and have stopped taking my estergen. Is there any risk for going into menapsuse at 29 any other risk for not taking it?

LOTS of risk: I assume by "complete hysterectomy" you mean your ovaries were removed? This is what most people mean but it is really not correct. If your ovaries were removed, you are "surgically menopausal" and are at risk for lots of problems. Some require estrogen but some can be treated without estrogen. Bone density, vaginal dryness and painful intercourse are included. See your doctor to discuss. ...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


Complete Hysterectomy (Definition)

A "complete hysterectomy" refers to the removal of the uterus and ...Read more