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Why am I still having hot flashes five years after a radical hysterectomy?

Why am I still having hot flashes five years after a radical hysterectomy?

Loss of ovaries: Once the ovaries are removed female hormone production stops. This tiggers hot flashed and other symptoms of menopause. The duration of these symptoms if going to vary from person to person and there is no real "normal" lenght of time. Discuss with your doc whether or not you are a candidate for hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Ron Eaker
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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more


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What could be a reason that I am having hot flashes five years after a radical hysterectomy?

What could be a reason that I am having hot flashes five years after a radical hysterectomy?

Menopause: I am presuming your ovaries were left behind. If so, you could be entering the menopause. A little early, but, it can happen see your gyn and they should be able to determine that by checking your hormone levels. ...Read more

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Had a hysterectomy over 25 years ago and continue to have major hot flashes. I'm not in good health and didn't know if it could be a sign of a mediD?

Had a hysterectomy over 25 years ago and continue to have major hot flashes. I'm not in good health and didn't know if it could be a sign of a mediD?

Uncertain meaning: I've occasionally met women who continue to experience hot flashes after a surgical or natural menopause. Lack of estrogen from the ovaries triggers hormones in the pituitary gland. It's these hormone surges that cause hot flashes. Measurement of these hormones can confirm the cause of your hot flashes. If the benefits of estrogen outweigh the risks, your doctor might Rx hormone replacement. ...Read more

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I'm a 65 year old female and am having more hot flashes than ever. I had a hysterectomy years ago. I am in good health. What could be the cause?

I'm a 65 year old female and am having more hot flashes than ever. I had a hysterectomy years ago. I am in good health. What could be the cause?

Many possibilities: Medications, rosacea, and several diseases can cause flushing. Being this far out from going into menopause, hormones become less likely to be involved. See your doctor for further evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Hi I was 24 years old when I had a full hysterectomy. I was wondering what I can do for hot flashes and night sweats?

Hi I was 24 years old when I had a full hysterectomy. I was wondering what I can do for hot flashes and night sweats?

HRT: I know you've read horrible things about hormone replacement therapy - but you've endured this for 4 years, and you've probably tried all the herbal nonsense without success. Your gynecologist can prescribe a hormone replacement regimen that will lessen your symptoms considerably with minimum risk. ...Read more

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I was 37 years old when I had a hysterectomy, 5 years ago. Istill have hot flashes, anxiety and insomina. Are hormone patches safer?

I was 37 years old when I had a hysterectomy, 5 years ago. Istill have hot flashes, anxiety and insomina. Are hormone patches safer?

Depends: You need to consult with your md. Taking any kind of hormone replacement depends on you general health, other medical conditions and reason for the hysterectomy. It would be very common for a 37 year old to have these symptoms after having her ovaries removed. If you are a good candidate the patch may work well for you. ...Read more

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38yo F, partial hysterectomy 5 years ago. Recent fevers, malaise, hot flashes, joint pain. All blood work neg except 35 and FSH 145.7. What's wrong?

38yo F, partial hysterectomy 5 years ago. Recent fevers, malaise, hot flashes, joint pain. All blood work neg except 35 and FSH 145.7. What's wrong?

Malaise, hot flashes: Please request a full workup of your thyroid, and not just the TSH. A full thyroid panel including antibodies to the thyroid, and Reverse T3 (liothyronine). You did not reveal the rest of the test you had done, but you should have all 3 estrogens checked, progesterone and other hormones. Request to see an endocrine md or a Functional Medicine doctor to help figure out what is happening with your hormones. ...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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I've had radical hysterectomy and stopped taking estergen for few months. I have hot flashes and tired all the time. Is it ok to start back on them?

I've had radical hysterectomy and stopped taking estergen for few months. I have hot flashes and tired all the time. Is it ok to start back on them?

Ask your doctor: If you really had a radical hysterectomy, it was probably for cervical disease. Not unusual to experience hot flushes and menopausal like symptoms afterward just related to stress of the operation. Removing ovaries not typically part of radical hysterectomy so your ovaries may recover. If your ovaries were removed, then estrogen should be ok. Estrogen not related to cervical disease. ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy on 2-26-15 and my doctor left my ovaries and my doctor said my ovaries are working but I still have hot flashes?

Not unusual.: Many women have hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause long before they actually go through menopause. If the symptoms persist or become intolerable you might want to discuss treatment options with your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why do I have hot flashes. At age 60? I has a hysterectomy. In year 2004. But I have severe anxiety to. The hot flashes. Went away and came back.

Why do I have hot flashes. At age 60? I has a hysterectomy. In year 2004. But I have severe anxiety to. The hot flashes. Went away and came back.

Panic disorder: Ovaries are usually left in after hysterectomy which is the source of hormones associated with menopause. You could be having hormonal changes that have triggered and anxiety disorder. See a psychiatrist for the anxiety disorder and this should help the hot flashes. ...Read more

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Hi I am 7 months post hysterectomy I start to have hot flashes and I am very nervous all the time I am taking estroven daily?

Hi I am 7 months post hysterectomy I start to have hot flashes and I am very nervous all the time I am taking estroven daily?

Estroven and flashes: The hysterectomy has caused you to be in menopause, and is causing a major disturbance in you hormonal balance. Estroven does not contain estrogen, but is soy and black cohosh. You need to see a doctor who specializes in female hormone replacement with bio-identical hormones to get your hormone balance back to pre hysterectomy levels. Look for doctors practicing integrative medicine. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in 2011 an here lately I stay hot an sometimes it's like im having hot flashes. What is the reason for that?

Unclear: If you did have a bilateral oophorectomy as well, then this could be delayed vasomotor symptoms from low estrogen. If you did not have a bilateral oophorectomy in 2011, then this could mean your ovaries are failing or your thiroid is our of sync. Have a random fsh, Estradiol and TSH drawn. You cannot be without estrogen at your age as you bones may not recover the loss: need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Any new advice for ert if hysterectomy and having hot flashes?

Any new advice for ert if hysterectomy and having hot flashes?

Estradiol: I assume with your hysterectomy, your ovaries were also removed. Best to use Estradiol transdermal. This can be in the form of vivelle-dot or compounded Estradiol cream. New data shows that Estradiol in women in 40-50's actually decreases heart disease. So you don't need to be afraid that estrogen is going to increase your risk of heart disease if you are in your 40-50's. ...Read more

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10 weeks post hysterectomy. Kept ovaries, but having hot flashes, weight gain and headaches. Is this normal for recovery?

10 weeks post hysterectomy. Kept ovaries, but having hot flashes, weight gain and headaches. Is this normal for recovery?

Probably normal: Recovery from surgery can include many symptoms, and different individuals have different symptoms. Weight gain is not at all unusual following hysterectomy. If your symptoms are very uncomfortable you should see your doctor. Otherwise, try to relax and allow your mind and body to recover. If the symptoms continue or get worse, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I had a partial hysterectomy in 2007. Past week I've been having bad hot flashes and night sweats. Wat is going on? Is this normal.

It is strange: If these symptoms persist, you should go see your gynecologist to check your hormones to find out if something else is going on. ...Read more

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Got hysterectomy in June 2013 as part of cancer treatment. When will menopausal symptoms like hot flashes go away?

Got hysterectomy in June 2013 as part of cancer treatment. When will menopausal symptoms like hot flashes go away?

Can't be sure: Hot/cold flashes are clearly a part of menopause, but without a clear explanation of cause it's hard to give a clear plan to when they will diminish or stop. Research continues, but no definite answer is agreed to at this time. ...Read more

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Ever since I had a hysterectomy, I get a lot of chills& hot flashes & can't sleep. I'm getting to the point I'm so exhausted. Please help?

Did u have ur: Ovaries removed? If so, u are having immediate onset menopause...Complete lack of estrogen...Causing hot flashes, etc.
Please tell ur doc about your symptoms. ...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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Swollen breasts, severe night sweats (not hot flashes), fatigue, patchy hair loss under arm and pubic hair, strawberry tongue, swollen hands and fingers. Partial hysterectomy in 2012. I'm 39. Is this menopause?

Swollen breasts, severe night sweats (not hot flashes), fatigue, patchy hair loss under arm and pubic hair, strawberry tongue, swollen hands and fingers. Partial hysterectomy in 2012. I'm 39. Is this menopause?

Could be, but if-: -you still have your ovaries, it's a hard call. Also many of those symptoms are not menopausal. Best to see your GYN first & get referrals as needed. If you have an internist, that's also a good place to start. ...Read more

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I have had a full historectomy is there anything I can do for the hot flashes sometimes the hot flashes are so bad I think im going to pass out please what can I do

I have had a full historectomy is there anything I can do for the hot flashes sometimes the hot flashes are so bad I think im going to pass out please what can I do

Hi,: Hi, I suggest that you talk to your doctor about options like hormone replacement therapy or use of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor like lexapro (escitalopram). There are also a number of herbal remedies for this. ...Read more

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What's the best hormone patch to use with less side effects? I had a full hystorecomy 5 yrs ago never took nothing. Cant handle hot flashes anymore

What's the best hormone patch to use with less side effects? I had a full hystorecomy 5 yrs ago never took nothing. Cant handle hot flashes anymore

No "best" patch: All of the patches contain Estradiol which is then absorbed directly through the skin. You want to use the lowest dose patch that gives you adequate relief of symptoms. Some patches are once a week, some twice a week, and some may cause more skin irritation than others (but that varies with the individual). ...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