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Depression Symptoms after Hysterectomy

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What are the symptoms of depression after hysterectomy?Natural menopause, surgical menopause, hormonal imbalances, emotional trauma of needing surgery or of dealing with a cancer diagnosis can trigger depression. How do I know if that might be my issue?


Many factors surrounding a hysterectomy can trigger depression, ranging from temporary depression to major depression. Major depression is also referred to as clinical depression. It is characterized by the same symptoms but is more intense and lasts for longer periods of time.

Emotional symptoms can include:
  • Feeling sad, empty, hopeless, or numb
  • Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy (including sex)
  • Irritability or anxiety
  • Trouble making decisions; lack of concentration
  • Feeling guilty or worthless
  • Thoughts of death and suicide

Physical symptoms can include:
  • Headaches
  • Back Pain
  • Muscle aches and joint pain
  • Chest pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Exhaustion and fatigue
  • Sleeping problems
  • Change in appetite or weight
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

You may find that you are suffering from both anxiety and depression which can increase the severity of your symptoms.

If you have a combination of these symptoms, you should discuss them with your healthcare provider and determine if therapy, medication, or a combination of both can help you manage and overcome this medical condition.


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

11-21-2009 - 05:51 PM


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