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If I was 42 when I had a total hysterectomy, how much longer will I have to endure menopause for?

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Dr. Denise Elser
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In brief: Indefinitely

By total hysterectomy, i assume you mean the uterus, tubes & ovaries were removed.
Surgical menopause (removing ovaries before menopause) can cause more extreme symptoms than a natural menopause. Some women never have noticeable symptoms of menopause, some have hot flashes & mood swings for 2-3 years, & some women have these indefinitely. Treatments are available, consult with your gynecologist.

In brief: Indefinitely

By total hysterectomy, i assume you mean the uterus, tubes & ovaries were removed.
Surgical menopause (removing ovaries before menopause) can cause more extreme symptoms than a natural menopause. Some women never have noticeable symptoms of menopause, some have hot flashes & mood swings for 2-3 years, & some women have these indefinitely. Treatments are available, consult with your gynecologist.
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