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I'm having a hysterectomy soon. Will this cause menopause?

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In brief: Not by itself

A hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, will not cause menopause or other hormone changes.
If the ovaries are removed at the same time, then menopause will result. The ovaries are responsible for producing female hormones.

In brief: Not by itself

A hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, will not cause menopause or other hormone changes.
If the ovaries are removed at the same time, then menopause will result. The ovaries are responsible for producing female hormones.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. Elvia Greathouse
There are some occasions where ovarian failure can occur after hysterectomy. This is thought to occur from injury or decreased blood flow to the ovaries following ligation (cutting) of the uterine-ovarian vessels. However, as a rule, your ovaries should continue to work after having your uterus removed, and you should hopefully transition into menopause naturally.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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In brief: Depends on ovary

Hysterectomy is removal of uterus.
If they take out your ovary (you have 2 ovaries in body) if both are removed you can have menopause. Usually they leave one ovary in during hysterectomy - if this is done for bleeding issues instead of problem with ovary like cyst etc so if you have one ovary no you would not have menopause if you removed both ovaries with uterus then yes you would have menopause.

In brief: Depends on ovary

Hysterectomy is removal of uterus.
If they take out your ovary (you have 2 ovaries in body) if both are removed you can have menopause. Usually they leave one ovary in during hysterectomy - if this is done for bleeding issues instead of problem with ovary like cyst etc so if you have one ovary no you would not have menopause if you removed both ovaries with uterus then yes you would have menopause.
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