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Adrenalectomy 10 yrs ago. On Prozac (fluoxetine) 3 yrs. Low sex drive before prozac, (fluoxetine) still low now. Anything be done? Female, post menopause w/hysterectomy

Adrenalectomy 10 yrs ago.  On Prozac (fluoxetine) 3  yrs.  Low sex drive before prozac, (fluoxetine) still low now.  Anything be done?  Female, post menopause w/hysterectomy

Assuming only 1 : Adrenal gland removed most likely cause is still depression your psychiatrist should adjust dose, use different medicine, or additional medicine for depression. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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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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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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?

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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Does menopause caused by a hysterectomy last forever (permanent symptoms) or does the body adjust as it would with natural menopause?

Adjusts: First of all if you just have a hysterectomy (uterus removed) you will not go through menopause early. That only happens if both ovaries are removed as well. If you do have your ovaries removed then the menopause will be dramatic, but it will resolve in time. ...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

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How long will menopause last after total hysterectomy?

How long will menopause last after total hysterectomy?

U mean hot flashes?: Hot flashes can last a few months up to many yrs everyone is different there are many vits and herbs u can try or script meds that work very well, you will be in menopause until u die. ...Read more

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With a partial hysterectomy how can I know when I go into menopause?

With a partial hysterectomy how can I know when I go into menopause?

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

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Will i still go through menopause even after having a partial hysterectomy?

Will i still go through menopause even after having a partial hysterectomy?

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

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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

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Had total hysterectomy. Looking for advice re menopause after it. Give me some advice?

Had total hysterectomy. Looking for advice re menopause after it. Give me some advice?

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

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Is it possible to have menopause after a hysterectomy but still have 1 ovary and age 24?

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 more

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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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What if i was 42 when i had a total hysterectomy, how much longer will I have to endure menopause?

Cold viruses: Not likely if you have a healthy diet. Colds are caused by viruses. Some vitamin deficiencies might make one more vulnerable to infections. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tell when menopause is over after a partial hysterectomy 18 years ago? I started the symptoms 17 years ago and most are gone now

Is it possible to tell when menopause is over after a partial hysterectomy 18 years ago? I started the symptoms 17 years ago and most are gone now

Menopause symptoms: Studies show that menopausal symptoms resolved after a years. However, some report continued symptoms well into their 70's and beyond. I would see your family physician or gynecologist and discuss your specific symptoms and see what he/she can offer you. Menopause symptoms overlap with other disorders as well. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for early menopause if i have a hysterectomy?

Treatments vary: Treatments depend on what you are trying to treat? Are you trying to treat postmenopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, etc.? Based on what you wrote in your conditions section, further evaluation is warranted due to presence of pain. Dyspareunia can be treated with topical estrogen. NSAIDs may be used for period pain. Tender cervix should be further evaluated by GYN ...Read more

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Post menopausal spotting of blood. 9 yrs since hysterectomy?

Post menopausal spotting of blood. 9 yrs since hysterectomy?

Spotting: You should not have spotting after hysterectomy. You should consult an Ob-Gyn to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Will you still get vaginal sloughing after partial hysterectomy and are done with menopause?

Will you still get vaginal sloughing after partial hysterectomy and are done with menopause?

Vaginal sloughing?: The vaginas in post menopausal women can lose some ability to stretch as estrogen declines. The vaginal surface then "thins" as the surrounding vaginal musculature contracts around it. I am not sure what you mean by the term "vaginal sloughing" as the vaginal lining does not "slough" off except some brief cell losses with intercourse which regenerate. ...Read more

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Adenomyosis-3 cysts-one of which is huge are there alternatives outside menopause and hysterectomy?

Not Usually: If you truly have adenomyosis and it is large then there are not good options. Medical therapy is inconsistent and worth trying but often not very effective. Surgery in the form of removing the uterus is really the only proven therapy. Now if you have endometriosis there are multiple options. So it is important to get the best sense of what you have. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in 2011 i still have my ovaries. Will i still go thru menopause? Lately i've had what seems like hot and cold flashes

Menopause: Every female "goes through" menopause, whether surgically (ovaries removed) or naturally (avg age 50yo). However, not every female complains of hot flashes or night sweats, etc. Whether irregular periods develop depends upon whether you still have uterus. Those who've had a hysterectomy but still retain their ovaries, obviously haven't menstruated since operation but can report menopausal symptoms. ...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