How to evaluate menopause if you undergo total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?

Menopause. If your ovaries are out, you are menopausal; the ovaries make estrogen. See you doctor for estrogen.
Automatic menopause. Having both ovaries removed will definitely put you into menopause. Most women after surgery will have symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, sleep dysfunction, and decrease in libido. Your symptoms are the best way to evaluate whether or not you need hormone treatment. If the symptoms are interfering with your daily activities or quality of life, consider hormone treatment.

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What is the definition or description of: total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?

See below. Removal of uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries through an abdominal incision. If you are a candidate and do not have cancer, you may be able to have your hysterectomy done robotically and laparoscopically. These methods usually have a shorter recovery time. Read more...
Hysterectomy . This means that the uterus, both tubes, and both ovaries are being removed through an abdominal incision. Read more...

I had hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy 3 months ago. Why does it feel like my body heats up so much?

No hormones. After your ovaries are removed your body no longer produces estrogen. This is surgical menopause. Some patients choose to start estrogen replacement therapy to help relieve these symptoms. Read more...
Hot flashes. You are in surgical menopause because your ovaries were removed and you no longer have the estrogen level you had prior to surgery. The hot flashes you are describing are a symptom of menopause. Estrogen therapy can relieve the symptoms if they are disruptive. Many women just "wait it out". Read more...

Hi doctor, Actually my mother in law is planning to have a total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo oophorectomy. When can she travel to IND- AUS?

Travel after surgery. This should be covered by her surgeon at the time of discharge for the surgery. It will depend on how quickly she heals and is able to resume normal activities without pain or fatigue... usually several weeks. Read more...