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Will having a hysterectomy effect bipolar disorder?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
9 doctors agree

In brief: No

Having the uterus removed will not affect psychiatric disorders.
The stress of having surgery might be a factor though.

In brief: No

Having the uterus removed will not affect psychiatric disorders.
The stress of having surgery might be a factor though.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: It possibly could

A hysterectomy can be traumatic in some cases, especially for women still in their child bearing years or may not have completed their family.
Cancer of the uterus obviously is more than stressful in that situation. The younger the woman the more likely hysterectomy will cause stress. Bipolar disorder symptoms can easily occur under such stress. Honestly any hysterectomy is stressful.

In brief: It possibly could

A hysterectomy can be traumatic in some cases, especially for women still in their child bearing years or may not have completed their family.
Cancer of the uterus obviously is more than stressful in that situation. The younger the woman the more likely hysterectomy will cause stress. Bipolar disorder symptoms can easily occur under such stress. Honestly any hysterectomy is stressful.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bipolar

Agree with my colleagues but add that another possible influence would be hormones.

In brief: Bipolar

Agree with my colleagues but add that another possible influence would be hormones.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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