Surgical menopause

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What is surgical menopause?

Surgical menopause occurs following an oophorectomy (removal of ovaries). The absence of ovaries and hormones can lead to sudden and severe onset of menopausal symptoms.

Common symptoms reported by people with surgical menopause

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with surgical menopause

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with surgical menopause, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with surgical menopause

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
muscle and joint pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with surgical menopause, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has surgical menopause on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 28
40s 51
50s 62
60s 32
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 21
30-39 years 31
40-49 years 34
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4
Female 178

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 105
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from surgical menopause patients who have completed their condition history
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