Ovaries will continue working even after you undergo a hysterectomy.
But to understand how they will function, read ahead!
- If you are left with either one or both of your ovaries intact, then chances are that you will experience menopause within 5 years after the operation.
- Ovaries continue to make significant levels of testosterone & androstenedione, at least until you turn 80.
- Ovaries also produce small amounts of estrogen for approximately 20 years after menopause.
- Muscle and fat cells convert testosterone and androstenedione into additional estrogen.
- Lack of sufficient estrogen production:
- Leads to premature ovarian failure.
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) usually reduces menopausal symptoms post-hysterectomy.
Hope this answer solves your doubts!
Since hysterectomy leave your abdomen hanging, thus you can overcome same with a tummy tuck as well!