advertisement
Question
Posted by: BM | 2010/01/26

36 and in menapause

Doc, I am now 37 and had a hysterectomy at 35 but kept my ovaries. The reason was a 18 -21 day cycle that lasted fr 10 days and was heavy bleeding. Got terrible migraines from the pill. Had 3 kids already and my gynie suggested hysterectomy.

I started to get all the symptoms of menopause and when my gp tested she said I had virtually no estrogen in my body and suggested HRT. I am feeling 500% better since starting HRT.

My question is why did my ovaries stop producing hormones if they were left intact? Is this common?


Thanks

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageGynaeDoc

It is common after a hysterectomy and is related to changes in blood supply to the ovaries which are very close to the uterus.

Best wishes

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
Our users say:
Posted by: gynaedoc | 2010/01/27

It is common after a hysterectomy and is related to changes in blood supply to the ovaries which are very close to the uterus.

Best wishes

Reply to gynaedoc

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement