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After having a complete hysterectomy, how long does menopause usually last?

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Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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