Our expert says:
I'm not sure that there's be any necessary relationship between the bipolar disorder and menopause, but a hysterectomy, by definition, brings about menopause IF it includes a removal of the ovaries, not if it preserves the ovaries.
Some of the symptoms you mention irritability & sleep disturbance, can be due to bipolar disorder itself or some of its meds, and this would need to be discussed with the doc treating your bipolar disorder. Hot flushes is not really a symptoms of either bipolar or its treatments.
Have you seen a gynae for assessment of the situation from the point of view of menopause and whether any particular management of that might be helpful ?
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