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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. 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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Is a hysterectomy induced menopause likely to last?

Is a hysterectomy induced menopause likely to last?

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

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After a hysterectomy do you start menopause imediately?

Depends: Yes, but only if your ovaries were removed. If your ovaries were not removed then menopause is not immediate. ...Read more

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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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Any thing I can do for early menopause due to a hysterectomy?

Any thing I can do for early menopause due to a hysterectomy?

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

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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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I had a hysterectomy in 1997... I think i amwell into a year of menopause... This is terrible... Please help with suggestions?

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

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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? .

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?

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Hysterectomy : Whether or not you go through the menopause depends on whether or not at least one ovary is being left behind. If both ovaries are removed, you will go immediately through the menopause. The main symptoms re hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. ...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