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What is surgical menopause?

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Surgical menopause happens when a woman’s ovaries are taken out in a surgery called a bilateral oophorectomy. The procedure is often done because of cancer, or to treat conditions such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or infections. Surgical menopause happens suddenly. Women often get more severe menopausal symptoms than they would with menopause that happens when their bodies naturally stop going through monthly menstrual cycles.

From: Medical Causes of Menopause WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: North American Menopause Society.

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 07, 2018

SOURCE: North American Menopause Society.

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 07, 2018

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