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What happens to your ovaries if you only have your uterus removed? I heard your ovaries still shut down? Is it true?

By Anonymous February 19, 2016 - 2:07pm
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I know if you have your uterus and your ovaries removed then you immediately go through menopause. But if your uterus is removed and they do not remove your ovaries, then do they still work? Do they still produce estrogen until you go through menopause naturally?

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
In general the ovaries will shut down within 5 years after having a hysterectomy. When the ovaries shut down you will experience menopausal symptoms.
Below I have pasted a link to a HER article that gives 10 tips for recovery after a hysterectomy.

February 20, 2016 - 10:18am
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