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Menopause – Hysterectomy

February 20, 2021
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If you have undergone a hysterectomy, which is removal of the uterus with, or without removal of the ovaries, but let's focus on just the uterus. You still will go through menopause. You may or may not know if you're in menopause because you don't have your uterus and you're not having a period or not having a period because it's not there, but you still will go through menopause. How will you know, if you're going to menopause? You will know if you're experiencing symptoms, any of the symptoms I've described, and also through your hormone levels, your FSH, LH levels, as well as your estradiol levels and your progesterone levels. So you can easily diagnose menopause based on your symptoms, age, and lab values. If you've had a hysterectomy and are questioning, am I in the menopause or am I not in the menopause? Ask yourself, are you having any symptoms? You're having any symptoms of hot flashes or night sweats, mood changes, memory changes, sleep disruption, low libido, vaginal dryness, weight gain, crepey skin, loss of hair, crumbly nails. Any of those things, if you're experiencing any of those things, you're likely menopausal or peri-menopausal depending on your age and you should speak to your healthcare provider.

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