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Hysterectomies and the menopause

Will I go through the menopause if I have had a hysterectomy?


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  • Wendy's photo avatar
    Wendy — 03.06.2018 08:16
    I had a full hysterectomy in Feb 2017, I wasn't really fully aware of the effects it would have on my body. I'm 46 In July & over the last 8 months sleep & day/nights sweats are unbelievable. I feel so tired during the day & just can't sleep at night. I have a ceiling fan on althrough the night. I've tried lots of natural products which haven't helped at all, I'm now taking a prescribed tablet that is for reducing blood pressure but is also known for helping the sweats but doing nothing for mine. My mood is ok but the lack of sleep & high level of sweats are making me miserable. I've been told by GP I can't take hrt as I lost my nan to ovarian cancer and my mom to breast cancer both these beautiful ladies at the age of 59. I am desperate for help. X


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      Eileen — 05.06.2018 08:08
      Hi Wendy Unfortunately, it can be really hard when you can't take HRT after a total hysterectomy. Very often your nervous system is just overwhelmed with the sudden loss of hormones and this can often contribute to symptoms making them worse. I would suggest acupuncture as this can work on both balancing the hormones and also supporting and strengthening the nervous system. You could ask your doctor if there is a practitioner attached to your local NHS and if so could you get a referral. If not, you can fing a practitioner through Try and find one who specialises in women's health. In the meantime you could try a herb called Maca, this is known to help strengthen the nervous system, promote sleep and decrease anxiety. I would suggest a liquid one for best results.


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    Angela — 30.04.2018 06:48
    Would love to try thid


  • Sharon 's photo avatar
    Sharon — 09.03.2018 23:16
    Hi I'm 42 I had a partial hysterectomy 7yrs ago. For the past 3-4 months I'm getting night sweats terrible and flushes through the day, itchy scalp and dryness. I have had a blood test a year ago when I thought it could be the menopause then, but don't want to go back and look a fool when was told it will happen late 40's - middle 50's. Please help am I wrong again?


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 12.03.2018 15:03
      HI Sharon A small number of women do have an early menopause, especially if other close female relatives started around the same age so it is a good idea to check again. I would also ask your doctor to test you for low iron, thyroid function and low vitamin D as these can appear anytime and cause menopause-like symptoms.


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