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|Written by littlebopeep1|
|08 August 2008|
Over half the women who undergo hysterectomy but retain their ovaries will experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance, even though they still have ovarian function. This is because the ovaries and the uterus share their blood supply, and post hysterectomy ovarian function is often negatively affected.
Women who have an oophorectomy ( as in a TAH/BSO, in which the uterus and the ovaries are removed) enter menopause overnight, They are often put immediately on syntheic HRT, and in many cases still suffer symptoms of menopause.
Whether you have had a partial hysterectomy, a total hysterectomy, or a total hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy, we make several key recommendations to support your body through this transition. They are all based on the fact that your body can restore its hormonal balance over time, partly by developing secondary sites for estrogen production, which it would naturally do in a gradual menopause.
written by maryanne
August 8, 2008
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