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I had a hysterectomy (still have ovaries) 4 months ago. I have never had depression or feelings of hopelessness before. Is this normal?
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Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Surgical menopause
Sadly hysterectomies, also known as "surgical menopause, " can often precipitate a fairly severe (although usually time-limited) depression and feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and despair. Consult with your gynecologist to see if bioidentical (replacement) hormones might help you out a bit, especially with respect to your mood, bone density, and heart.
Good luck!

In brief: Surgical menopause
Sadly hysterectomies, also known as "surgical menopause, " can often precipitate a fairly severe (although usually time-limited) depression and feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and despair. Consult with your gynecologist to see if bioidentical (replacement) hormones might help you out a bit, especially with respect to your mood, bone density, and heart.
Good luck!
Dr. Martha Stark
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Dr. Eric Weinstock
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hysterectomy
Feelings of depression 4 months after a hysterectomy is not normal.
You should seek out a psychiatrist for evaluation as well as counseling with a therapist.

In brief: Hysterectomy
Feelings of depression 4 months after a hysterectomy is not normal.
You should seek out a psychiatrist for evaluation as well as counseling with a therapist.
Dr. Eric Weinstock
Dr. Eric Weinstock
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