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Hysterectomy on Oct 8th...

By September 16, 2013 - 4:10pm
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I'm scheduled for a total abdominal hysterectomy on October 8th. I have suspected Adenomyosis and recurrent abnormal pap smears, so my doctor is taking my Uterus and Cervix both. My ovaries appear healthy, other than one hemmorhagic cyst. He said most likely if it's still there at the time of surgery he will drain it and clean it up. I'm expected to keep both of my ovaries. I'm 33, had a tubal ligation in 2009. I finally consented to surgery after years of pain and bleeding and poor quality of life.

I am wondering if there's still any kind of risk for early menopause if I'm keeping my ovaries.

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Hello tnt07,

No, you are not at risk for early menopause because your ovaries will be spared during the surgery. It is your ovaries that produce the hormones estrogen and progestin. Peri-menopausal symptoms result from fluctuation in the levels of these hormones.

My thought and prayers will be with you,


September 16, 2013 - 4:53pm
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