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How do you know when your ovaries stop working? How do you know when your ovaries stop working?

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Unread 02-17-2007, 10:09 AM
How do you know when your ovaries stop working?

How do you know when your ovaries stop working? Is there any signs to look out for? I still have my left ovary after having a TAH and I just want to know if there are any signs I should look out for to indicate if the ovary has stopped working.
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Unread 02-17-2007, 05:47 PM
How do you know when your ovaries stop working?

Hi ((((Giggles))))

Here's a link to an Article that discusses How to tell if your ovaries are still working or not? Hopefully it will answer some of your questions.

I kept my ovaries after my TVH and, at about 3 weeks post-op, I started having hot flashes, night sweats, terrible mood swings and dizzy spells. I called my doctor and he recommended using an over the counter natural treatment to ease the sympstoms (please check with your doctor before trying any OTC meds, especially this close to your surgery). It helped relieve some of the systems. At around 11 weeks post-op, I started having PMS symptoms and knew that my ovaries had gone to work.

From some of the reading I've done one the matter, it seems that there are some of us who may experience temporary ovarian failure. My doctor explained that it was due to the ovaries getting used to the absence of the uterus and the shock of the surgery itself. I also read that, for a lot of women, the ovarian shut down is temporary. So, if you think you're experiencing this, please be sure to mention this to your doctor.

I hope you find relief real soon
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Unread 02-20-2007, 11:59 AM
How do you know when your ovaries stop working?

Hi giggles39,
I've been wondering exactly the same thing! I had my hysterectomy 3 years ago, but my periods stopped for unknown reasons in 2001. My hormone levels were tested several times during this period, and they were always normal.
I have been charting my basal body temperatures (BBTs) using the proper thermometer for just over 3 months now, and I have no signs of ovulation.
The only menopausal symptom I can identify, though, is vaginal dryness, and I noticed that immedatiely after my hysterectomy.
I just moved, and when I get a new doctor, I plan to take my BBT charts with me, and ask what the doc thinks and if he/she will check my hormone levels for me (my previous doc refused to, but I hadn't charted for 3 months).
Best wishes!
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Unread 02-20-2007, 04:25 PM
How do you know when your ovaries stop working?


Here's a list of symptoms of hormone imbalance Too Much/Too Little If you start noticing some of these symptoms, it could be that your ovarian function is starting to fluctuate. If you notice any of these symptoms, I think it is a good idea to start keeping a journal of your symptoms to track them.

Do keep in mind that everyone is different. Some women have no symptoms at all when they enter menopause, others have minimal symptoms, while others get them full force.


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