Many women can continue to experience symptoms of PMS (and even feel like they are cycling) if the ovaries are not removed at the time of a hysterectomy. Often a hysterectomy involves removing the uterus while leaving the ovaries in place. So if they are still present, PMS can still occur.
Can you still bleed after a hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Generally, vaginal bleeding after hysterectomy should be light. You may notice occasional spotting or a pink discharge. If bleeding after hysterectomy is as heavy as a menstrual period or lasts longer than six weeks, consult your doctor for an evaluation.
Do your periods stop after a hysterectomy?
If you have not reached menopause, a hysterectomy will stop your monthly bleeding (periods). You also will not be able to get pregnant. If the ovaries are removed in a woman before she reaches menopause, the loss of female hormones will cause her to suddenly enter menopause (surgical menopause).