HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Menopause and Hormones Articles

HysterSisters Articles for Hysterectomy


SHARING IS CARING

How Will I Know I Am in Menopause after My Hysterectomy?

From the Menopause and Hormones Articles List

How will I know I am in menopause?No periods for 12 months is the common sign that menopause has arrived. But what about for you? You’ve had a hysterectomy, so you have hadn’t periods in years. How are you going to know when menopause arrives?

No worries. More than likely, menopause is going to arrive with plenty of notice. More than you want.

Perimenopause

Perimenopause is the beginning of your journey with menopause. It can start as early as 10-15 years before menopause.

One of the more obvious signs of perimenopause is irregular periods, but that can be hard to detect after a hysterectomy without bleeding. If you still have PMS after your hysterectomy, you may notice it becomes more intense. Or you may notice it occurs more or less often. Other symptoms begin subtly, too, so you may not recognize them at first. Over time, however, they’ll intensify and become more obvious.

Here are some of the symptoms you might experience:There could be other changes going on, too, that you may not initially realize. Your bones may be losing density, putting you at risk for osteoporosis. Your cholesterol levels may be rising, increasing your risks for heart disease.

Menopause

As you move closer to natural menopause, you may also start experiencing more symptoms. More common symptoms of menopause include:
If you start noticing any of the above symptoms, it’s time to talk to your doctor. She may order blood work to check your hormone levels, but one test might not be enough to determine menopause because your hormone levels can fluctuate wildly during perimenopause. While your FSH might be low today to indicate menopause, tomorrow it could be higher and show menopause is farther down the road.

Rather than rely on the lack of periods combined with elevated FSH levels to diagnose menopause, your doctor may diagnose you based on symptoms or multiple blood tests. Keeping a symptom diary can help the two of you figure out if menopause has well and truly arrived.


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.

02-26-2017 - 06:22 PM


SHARING IS CARING


Do you have a question?

If you have a medical support question related to this article, come JOIN US in our HysterSisters Community Forums. You will receive helpful replies to your questions from our members. See you there!


HysterSisters Free Hysterectomy Booklet

What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy with pages of information, helpful tips and hints to prepare and recover from hysterectomy. Free download for members.




HysterSisters Articles

Diagnosis
Options to Hysterectomy
Treatment Alternatives
Pre-Op Hysterectomy
Post-Op Hysterectomy
Separate Surgeries
Hormone and Menopause
Intimacy after Hysterectomy
Pelvic Floor
Separate Surgeries
Fitness after Hysterectomy
GYN Cancer
Breast Health
Grief and Loss
Endometriosis
Uterine Fibroids
GYN Genetics
Hysterectomy Stories
Ask A Doctor




Find a Surgeon

HysterSisters Doctor Directory
Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
214-645-4673
Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
214-645-3888
Kym Boyman, M.D.
1775 Williston Rd., Ste. 110
South Burlington VT 05403
802-735-1252
Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
940-591-6700
Eve LaValley Willsey, M.D.
5821 Jameson Court
Carmichael CA 95608
(916) 486-0411
Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
214-645-4673
Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
260-969-5530
Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
(855) 75-OBGYN
Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
(407) 303-4573

Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

December 6,2021

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  



Advertisement


Advertisement