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Can you have problems with your ovaries after menopause?

Written by Emma Thompson - February 07, 2023

##Can You Have Problems With Your Ovaries After Menopause?Menopause marks the end of fertility and monthly periods in women, with the average age of onset being around 52 years. While menopause brings many immediate changes to a woman's body and life, some of these are just the beginning of other issues that can arise during this time period. In particular, problems with one’s ovaries during and after menopause can be difficult to diagnose but quite serious if left untreated.

The Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Though there is some debate, most studies find that ovarian cancer risk increases after menopause. Studies show that this increased risk peaks between five and 10 years post-menopause. Women who have undergone hysterectomy for reasons unrelated to ovarian cancer have been found to have a higher risk than those who had not.

Endometriosis Symptoms May Worsen After Menopause
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to what lines the uterus grows outside on other organs or tissues such as the ovary or fallopian tubes. During menstrual periods this tissue will still bleed so it causes pain, inflammation and sometimes infertility. Though symptoms may wax and wane during reproductive years, they tend to worsen after menopause due to hormone fluctuations and lower estrogen levels. If a woman is premenopausal when she has her hysterectomy she is at an even greater heightened risk for developing endometriosis because her hormone production is cut off suddenly without allowing the body time to adjust gradually as it would during natural menopause.

Ovarian Cysts Can Be Problematic Post-Menopause
At any age an ovary can develop cysts due to certain hormonal imbalances such as PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). These cysts are small sacs filled with liquid or semisolid material and generally have no long-term effects if they go away within eight weeks time (as most do). However these same cysts can become problematic post-menopausal as estrogen activity decreases so more rapid treatment might be necessary for those over 50 even if their cysts are small at first diagnosis.

Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Can Happen After Menopause
Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) occurs when healthy eggs run out before regular menopausal onset – usually occurring in women age 40 or older but occasionally in younger women too. POI results from either environmental factors like chemotherapy treatments or from genetic/developmental issues unique to each person making it difficult for doctors to predict who will be affected by POI earlier than expected. Regardless of cause, POI means fewer remaining eggs resulting in fewer chances of successful pregnancies should a woman decide she wants children later in life or at all anymore – making it a fairly serious condition overall though its potential effects may not be noticeable right away after it develops even in cases very close to natural menopausal start date due mainly to limited research on premature POI itself at present time.

**Seeking Treatment When Possible Is Important **In short, each woman should take note of both her family history plus any additional cardiology tests conducted prior and immediately following her full transition into menopause – especially if she has noticed any new pains or irregular menstrual cycles associated early onset POI coming on much sooner than usual for most women their age since these could all signal other conditions requiring treatment down the line if left unchecked now beyond what one might normally expect more immediately post-menstruation cessation occurance like hot flashes & night sweats etcetera only heartily noted here today!

HGH Pro clinic : Helping Women Through Menopausal Changes
At HGH Pro clinic we understand how challenging transitioning through/into menonpause can really be on each woman’s personal journey through life; from monitoring symptoms like weight gain & mood swings effectively while exploring better overall health screenings options available today through us directly! From testing thyroid levels routinely* too measuring stress hormones via cortisol levels consistently thereby helping one get better control over everything said already mentioned above - trust that our team has your best interest & well being always kept top priority within sight! Visit HGH Pro clinic today ! *Based upon individual medical assessment results

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