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Are menopausal symptoms common after a hysterectomy, when you still have your ovaries?

Are menopausal symptoms common after a hysterectomy, when you still have your ovaries?

Yes: Yes. Menopause happens when the hormones in your ovaries run out. So as long as you have ovaries (it doesn't matter if you don't have a uterus), you will eventually go through menopause. ...Read more

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

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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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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After a total abdominal hysterectomy, when will the symptoms of menopause start?

After a total abdominal hysterectomy, when will the symptoms of menopause start?

Depends: If they removed your ovaries or not, i assume they did. But a total abdominal hysterectomy means removal of the uterus and cervix. If they also remove your ovaries that is called total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo- oophorectomy. If both ovaries were removed most patients usually get hot flashes within a few days but could possible be longer and the severity can vary per person. ...Read more

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A very strange question but would a person with an eating disorder or BMI of 16 have menopausal symptoms . Had hysterectomy my at 35 , now 47?

A very strange question but  would a person with an eating disorder or BMI of 16 have menopausal symptoms . Had hysterectomy my at 35 , now 47?

Impending menopause: Hi. At 47, menopause is imminent, and perimenopausal symptoms can be menopausal symptoms! Methinks your symptoms are perimenopausal! Talk with your gyn! And eat healthily! ...Read more

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What is a multi septated cystic lesion 65 x 40 mm in right adnexa? I have had hysterectomy but still have ovaries. I'm 51 and have menopause symptoms

What is a multi septated cystic lesion 65 x 40 mm in right adnexa? I have had hysterectomy but still have ovaries. I'm 51 and have menopause symptoms

Please see your gyn : Asap, not normal, your gyn can draw blood work to help determine if it is benign or not as most likely whether it is or is not at your age it needs to be removed , can be done with the da vinci robot. ...Read more

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Menopausal symptoms if you received a hysterectomy about twenty five years ago, sweating so much at night, still have ovaries.Fifty five yrs old.

Menopausal symptoms if you received a hysterectomy about twenty five years ago, sweating so much at night, still have ovaries.Fifty five yrs old.

Likely: The average age of menopause is age 51 but 55 is certainly common. Those might very well be menopause symptoms, but women as they get older are also prone to thyroid disease so would advise a couple of quick blood tests to be sure. ...Read more

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42yo, total hysterectomy followed by 2 ovarian remnant syndrome surgeries. Fsh at 21.8. No menopause symptoms, pain is back. Could it be remnant?

Ovarian remnant: Yes, unfortunately ovarian remnant can be difficult to surgically excise. Typically, in our practice, we purposefully stimulate the ovary prior to surgery so that we can see the tissue better. An alternative to surgery is to suppress ovarian function with hormones and see if the pain gets better. Sometimes, however, pain can be due to the scar tissue, which hormone therapy will not help. ...Read more

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Partial hysterectomy and left ovary removed. Menopause symptoms are driving me crazy. My Fsh is 46.8, LH15.40, testostrone free0.6.

Partial hysterectomy and left ovary removed. Menopause symptoms are driving me crazy. My Fsh is 46.8, LH15.40, testostrone free0.6.

Ans: You still have the right ovary for perimenapausal symptoms try the essential oil peppermint on your wrist. Does in some cases relieve the hot flashes. Otherwise there are medications that can be tried. Not the best efficacy though ...Read more

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Menopause every symptom imaginable. Hysterectomy. Have ovaries. No uterus so can't judge where i'm at with this journey. 55 yrs old. When does II end?

Menopause every symptom imaginable. Hysterectomy. Have ovaries. No uterus so can't judge where i'm at with this journey. 55 yrs old. When does II end?

Menopause: There is medical treatment to help with symptoms of menopause. Call your doctor and make an appointment to see about getting help. ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy a few years ago.I'm not on hormones b/c they made my menopause symptoms worse. But i'm suffering with extremely sore breast?

I had a total hysterectomy a few years ago.I'm not on hormones b/c they made my menopause symptoms worse. But i'm suffering with extremely sore breast?

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new pain, mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. Breast pain can be from hormonal changes, weight changes, dietary changes, cysts, changes in exercise patterns, ill fitting bras and others. ...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