Once you have your ovaries removed through hysterectomy, there is a risk of going into early menopause. A good Houston OBGYN will prepare you for this possibility by making you aware of the early warning signs of menopause. Following are just three signs to watch for.
Sweat Gone Wild
You may find yourself waking up drenched in sweat at night or unable to fall asleep due to the sweats. Hot flashes during the day are common as well. You will have less and less need for coats and sweatshirts, with more discomfort in close quarters with others.
If you find your moods are unstable and unpredictable, it could be menopause or it could be a many other things. You can’t diagnose menopause on mood swings alone, but when combined with some of the other warning signs this is something that could alert you to the early onset of menopause.
Little slips of urine when you laugh are common as you go into menopause. You won’t be able to go as long between restroom breaks and the concern of a leaking bladder leads you to wear a liner all the time. Kegels before, during and after the hysterectomy could help control this a little, but it may get worse if you experience early onset menopause.
Are you ready to discuss your hysterectomy or early onset menopause with a Houston OBGYN? Visit Dr. Lisa Otey’s website for a private consultation today.