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Can a women who's 60, have had a hysterectomy still experience hormonal imbalance or is it just depression/ my mom can be snippy w/me quite often.

Can a women who's 60, have had a hysterectomy still experience hormonal imbalance or is it just depression/ my mom can be snippy w/me quite often.

Either: Both genders, no matter what age, can have hormonal imbalance. Likewise, both genders can experience depression. There are laboratory tests to help determine which is the problem. Consult your primary care physician or OB/GYN. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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Pain in stomach on lower right side after a hysterectomy back starts to hurt also. Pain intensifies with gas, constipation, or fullness in bladder. I have heard other women who have had hysterectomies complain of this pain.

Pain in stomach on lower right side after a hysterectomy back starts to hurt also.  Pain intensifies with gas, constipation, or fullness in bladder.  I have heard other women who have had hysterectomies complain of this pain.

Hello. : Hello. I don't know when you had your hysterectomy. If it has been quite a while, you may have abdominal adhesions which can be problematic. Additonally, scars are chronic niduses of inflammation. Hysterectomy and c section scars often can lead to back pain. Medical accupunture scar deactivation (with or without electrical stimulation) and scar injection with saline/lidocaine/ homeopathic medication can be of great help with both the scar and underlying adhesions. With a surgeon's concurrence, periheral treatments can often begin within weeks of surgery. ...Read more

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Why do women have hysterectomy?

Why do women have hysterectomy?

Many reasons: A hysterectomy is needed for cancer of the uterus, ovary, or cervix. It is an important option for 1) large fibroids or ones causing heavy bleeding or pain, 2) endometriosis, especially if causing pain or ovarian cysts, 3) adenomyosis especially if causing pain or heavy bleeding, 4) prolapse of the uterus, or 5) treatment of pain and bleeding when conservative measures fail. ...Read more

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How common are hysterectomies done among women?

How common are hysterectomies done among women?

Hysterectomy: The number of hysterectomies has declined steadily over the years. There are many more less invasive treatments now available for uterine pathologies, such as embolization for large uterine fibroids, ablation and Mirena (levonorgestrel) for excessive uterine bleeding, hysteroscopic treatment for intrauterine growth, etc.. New therapies in the pipeline will further reduce the need for hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to a woman after having a hysterectomy?

Could you tell me what happens to a woman after having a hysterectomy?

Not much: At your age, the only change will be that you can not have any more children. But in some women they start to think that she is not a woman any more. Remember there is no change in your femininity or sexuality. You can do every thing except bave a baby. So enjoy it. ...Read more

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What age does a women need to be to have a full hysterectomy? Does she need to have had a certain number of children?

No Age, Indications: There is no age in particular. There are indications to have hysterectomy according to clinical criteria ( particular medical problems) OB's certainly weigh in the issue of childbearing status and the wishes of the patient in their shared decision making. ...Read more