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I had excessive bleeding, enough to require hospitalization and blood transfusions. It was determined that multiple, large fibroids were the cause. I had an FSH test that determined that I was not close to menopause so I couldn't wait it out and hope that the bleeding would stop. After weighing options, and seeing multiple doctors, I decided to have a hysterectomy.
I had a hysterectomy 6 weeks ago and my ovaries were supposed to be left in (with the understanding that they would be removed if the surgeon found a reason to while i was in surgery) After surgery, I was told that my ovaries were not removed
A few days after surgery, I started to have menopausal symptoms. A few weeks later, my regular doctor, not the surgeon, did a blood test and confirmed that my FSH level was low and I was officially in menopause.
I followed up with the surgeon who first tried to explain it as a coincidence. When I pointed out that was one heck of a coincidence, he offered another explanation. He said that my ovaries had maybe just stopped producing hormones and could start up again in 6 months. Then he added that it was ok if they didn't because I was close to menopause anyway (it had already been established that I wasn't which is why I opted for the surgery). Then he tried to say that the FSH test is not necessarily proof of menopause. I have undeniable menopause symptoms that are now being treated with HRT by my regular doctor.
Have you heard of anything like this? Menopause that isn't really menopause? Or ovaries producing hormones and coming out of menopause 6 months after it started? I've never heard of anything like this.
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