Symptoms of Surgical Menopause

Together in Surgical Menopause

Menopause is usually a process of gradual change; however, following surgery, medication or serious illness, it can be sudden and acute.

Women who enter premature menopause due to surgery (oophorectomy) tend to experience a severe and wide range of symptoms.

Women undergoing treatments for conditions such as endometriosis, infertility and PMDD may experience menopausal symptoms whilst receiving treatment.

Surgical and medical treatment such as part of an individual’s gender transition can result in menopausal symptoms.

Common symptoms of surgical menopause include:

Hot Flushes
Night Sweats
Mood Swings
Brain Fog
Loss of confidence
Low mood
Poor memory
Poor concentration
Vaginal symptoms
Urinary symptoms
Dry/itchy Skin
Painful/aching joints
Increased allergies
Digestive issues
Thinning hair
Panic Attacks
Changes in body odour

There is potentially an increased risk of certain conditions including heart disease and osteoporosis because of the lower levels of oestrogen and testosterone.

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