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Is it normal to have mood swings after having a partial hysterectomy?

Is it normal to have mood swings after having a partial hysterectomy?

Mood swings: Yes. After a partial hysterectomy, it is not uncommon to have hormonal shifts that can lead to mood swings. These will resolve. If the mood swings become concerning or do not resolve, call your doctor. Nonetheless, discuss your mood experiences with your doctor at your next appointment. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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I had a hysterectomy in may , then i had the left ovary removed in june they re-opened the incision to remove it and i get spotting every month both incisions were about 10 inches wide.I have no pain but I do have mood swings and hot flashes i'm 33 is th

I had a hysterectomy in may , then  i had the left ovary removed in june they re-opened the incision to remove it and i get spotting every month both incisions were about 10 inches wide.I have no pain but I do have mood swings and hot flashes i'm 33 is th

HRT: If you are spotting after a hysterectomy there is something wrong internally that you should have examined soon by your doctor. The hot flashes are a sign that the remaining ovary isn't working well enough to provide the needed estrogen. At your young age you probably need to go on estrogen supplement unless there is a good reason your doctor feels otherwise. ...Read more

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What can cause these current symptoms, heightened sense of smell, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and mood swings. I had a complete hysterectomy in 2012.

What can cause these current symptoms, heightened sense of smell, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and mood swings. I had a complete hysterectomy in 2012.

Migraine Headaches: Heightened sense of smell may be descriptive for something we call "osmophobia" while the other symptoms are commonly known to be characteristic of migraine headaches: nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and mood swings (irritability). Of course, you never said you had headaches but there is also such a thing called "acephalgic migraine" which is a headache-less migraine....Symptoms of aura only...Maybe? ...Read more

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I am a 41 year old woman. I had a full hysterectomy in my early 30's. I have been able to stay of HRT but lately my moods, hot flashes etc. Are out of controll. Do I need to consider hrt?

I am a 41 year old woman. I had a full hysterectomy in my early 30's. I have been able to stay of HRT but lately my moods, hot flashes etc. Are out of controll. Do I need to consider hrt?

Yes: Assuming your ovaries were removed at the time of the hysterectomy, i would encourage you to try estrogen replacement therapy. You are too young to be without estrogen. No estrogen can cause bone and vaginal problems in addition to the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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What are the effects on mood of a hysterectomy with the ovaries left behind?

Minimal: Besides some emotional changes associated in some with surgery itself there are usually none. ...Read more

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I'm bipolar type 1 and 12 days post hysterectomy. 1.How can I manage my mood swing? 2. Can I do some exercise like yoga or just any stretch qith my l

Start with GYN MD: Start by asking your GYN MD surgeon if physical exercise of any type is O.K. or not. Secondly, if you are only 12 days post op you are probably still taking pain medication which is a mood altering drug as well. If the bi polar mood swings become unwieldy or unmanageable, then your GYN MD in collaboration with a Psychiatrist may be able to offer an alternative solution. ...Read more

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I feel sick all the time.Constipation and diharea.Mood swing are bad.Lost interest in everything.Itching all over.Had a partial hysterectomy 10yr ago?

I feel sick all the time.Constipation and diharea.Mood swing are bad.Lost interest in everything.Itching all over.Had a partial hysterectomy 10yr ago?

Anxiety/depression: You are likely suffering from both conditions. Consult an internist who can guide you on what further workup and consultations you may need. ...Read more

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I am 36 years old I had my partial Hysterectomy at 33. I am having hot flashes, clammy skin, fatigue, vaginal dryness, mood swings. Perimenopause?

Possible: What exactly was removed? Just the uterus and cervix? Was one or both ovaries left? Sometimes even if the ovaries are left the blood supply is compromised somewhat from dividing the blood supply to the uterus. See your provider for blood work to determine if you might be in menopause or premenopause. This would mean blood work. ...Read more

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Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

No: Your ovaries are likely still working. Many people seek solutions for mood and stress via ovarian hormones. You could get a serum fsh that can tell if the ovaries are functioning, but serum testing can reveal fluctuations. Do you grind teeth when sleeping? Do you have panic attacks, crying spells, low energy, etc. I'm not saying its all psychiatric just don't use resources seeking perfect horm. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Emotional Instability (Definition)

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Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Mood Changes (Definition)

Perhaps you are asking about severe and sudden changes in mood that do not correspond to the current situation? If so, this might indicate a ...Read more