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No menopause after ovary, uterus, cervix removal?

Is there anyone out there in their early 40s or earlier years that had their ovaries, uterus, cervix(everything) removed and did NOT go through menopause??  Is this normal??  Doctor not concerned.
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What makes you think you didn't go through menopause? If you have your ovaries removed, you will not be producing the estrogen you were prior, and are therefore in menopause.

I had mine done at 35, and definitely had menopausal symptoms. Is it a lack of symptoms that is bothering you? Have you had hormone levels tested?
I did not word that correctly, yes it is a lack of symptoms.  I saw my doctor yesterday and she was surprised but not concerned.  It just seems weird.
I am also not on any hormone therapy treatments
I'd like to say that I'd just go with it and not worry, but I think I'd ask for hormone level testing. Maybe you're just lucky, but maybe something else is happening. I'd want to know for sure.

I agree that it seems weird. At under 40, your body is producing a lot of estrogen, and most of it comes from the ovaries. To have that supply suddenly cut off is usually noticeable. I felt the difference in the hospital, even while on the pain pump. (My surgery was 20 years ago - your experience may have been different.)

It may be nothing. I'd want to know.
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I had a totally hysterectomy and both ovaries out in 2006 when I was 31. I didn’t take hormones for 10 years and had no menopausal symptoms or issues. I started to have hot flashes at 41 years old.  My estrogen tanked and then I started hormones.
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