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I cry all the time and have constant anxiety for no reason? Could this be caused by menopause? I had a hysterectomy at 30 and i don't have my ovaries

I cry all the time and have constant anxiety for no reason?  Could this be caused by menopause? I had a hysterectomy at 30 and i don't have my ovaries

Possible: It's possible, but given the long time since your hysterectomy, there are many more likely psychological causes. See your doctor for advice. ...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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I have started having problems with being hot & sweating for no reason, day & night. I am post-menopausal, but on HRT since hysterectomy approx 3 yrs.

I have started having problems with being hot & sweating for no reason, day & night. I am post-menopausal, but on HRT since hysterectomy approx 3 yrs.

Hormonal levels ?: If ovarian function was not surgically removed bilaterally at the time of hysterectomy, the function of the ovaries may now be slowing or ending, thus giving a loss of overall hormonal levels and increased menopausal symptoms of sweating. A physician needs more history to better answer this question accurately. ...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?

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?

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?

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?

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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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?

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?

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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more