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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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