Can you still get PMS after a hysterectomy?
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.
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.
- Vaginal cuff dehiscence is a rare, but potentially morbid, complication of total hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus and cervix). After removal of the uterine specimen, the vaginal incision (vaginal cuff) is typically sutured closed. Vaginal cuff dehiscence refers to separation of the vaginal incision.
- While most women don't have health problems during or after the surgery, risks may include:
- Injury to nearby organs.
- Anesthesia problems, such as breathing or heart problems.
- Blood clots in the legs or lungs.
- Heavy bleeding.
- Early menopause, if the ovaries are removed.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
- After you have your tubes tied, do you still have menstrual cycles- with bleeding? So having your tubes tied prevents the sperm and egg from ever meeting up. But it doesn't stop your ovaries from functioning and doesn't stop the lining of the uterus from responding to the hormonal fluctuations of your menstrual cycle.
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).
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- There are surgeries that would stop your period, but it's not something to go into lightly. There are surgeries that can stop your period forever or greatly reduce the blood flow during your period. One such surgery is removing the uterus completely, also known as a partial hysterectomy.
- Hysterectomy, in the literal sense of the word, means merely removal of the uterus. However other organs such as ovaries, fallopian tubes and the cervix are very frequently removed as part of the surgery. Radical hysterectomy: complete removal of the uterus, cervix, upper vagina, and parametrium. Indicated for cancer.
Updated: 2nd October 2019