Should I expect mood swings after hysterectomy even though I’ve been through the menopause?
If you’ve now had your ovaries removed then you will almost certainly have some more menopausal symptoms whether or not you went through the menopause last year or 15 years ago. This is because our ovaries don’t stop working and producing the sex hormones at menopause as we are normally led to believe.
Oestrogen and Progesterone production levels reduce but don’t dry up completely and testosterone production (which is responsible for helping manage mood and libido – your sex drive) will remain fairly constant.
If your ovaries aren’t removed with your hysterectomy, you can still experience menopausal symptoms again because your hormonal balance will be affected by the surgery.