Are menopausal symptoms common after a hysterectomy, when you still have your ovaries?

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.
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.

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Menopausal symptoms if you received a hysterectomy about twenty five years ago, sweating so much at night, still have ovaries. Fifty five yrs old.

Likely. The average age of menopause is age 51 but 55 is certainly common. Those might very well be menopause symptoms, but women as they get older are also prone to thyroid disease so would advise a couple of quick blood tests to be sure. Read more...

Can you have menopausal symptoms with one functioning ovary? If you have had a hystrectomy.

Possible. Your one functional ovary can still produce hormones that may cause issues as the ovary starts to age during menapausal years. Read more...
Absolutely. If you have one or 2 ovaries after hysterectomy, they still secrete hormones and your body will go through menopause just as it would have if you didn't have a hysterectomy. The symptoms vary from person to person. Read more...

A very strange question but would a person with an eating disorder or BMI of 16 have menopausal symptoms. Had hysterectomy my at 35, now 47?

Impending menopause. Hi. At 47, menopause is imminent, and perimenopausal symptoms can be menopausal symptoms! Methinks your symptoms are perimenopausal! Talk with your gyn! And eat healthily! Read more...