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Are menopausal symptoms common after a hysterectomy, when you still have your ovaries?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Yes. Menopause happens when the hormones in your ovaries run out.
So as long as you have ovaries (it doesn't matter if you don't have a uterus), you will eventually go through menopause.

In brief: Yes
Yes. Menopause happens when the hormones in your ovaries run out.
So as long as you have ovaries (it doesn't matter if you don't have a uterus), you will eventually go through menopause.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Sometimes
Your ovaries have their own blood supply, so it is uncommon for women to experience menopausal symptoms after a hysterectomy.
So even with the uterus removed, they usually continue to work normally on their own. That being said, I have had patients who complain of symptoms after a hysterectomy that are similar to menopause (hot flashes) but then they seem to "equalize" over time.

In brief: Sometimes
Your ovaries have their own blood supply, so it is uncommon for women to experience menopausal symptoms after a hysterectomy.
So even with the uterus removed, they usually continue to work normally on their own. That being said, I have had patients who complain of symptoms after a hysterectomy that are similar to menopause (hot flashes) but then they seem to "equalize" over time.
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Dr. Timothy Raichle
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