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Depression and mood swings post ovaries and uterus removal - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   Warm greetings to you sir,
My wife was operated in 2005 for removal of fibroids & utrus was also removed. Since then she is suffers from depression. Please note that, my wife is a docter & i am not. She gets upset for flimsy reasons, gets angly particularly with me & my kids; she finds fault where there is none. I have been trying to persuade her to consult a specialists, but she is weary as her experiance with the gynecologist in 2005 was not good. Inspite of instructing not to remove utrus & overy, the surgon has done away with them in key-hole surgery. It has also shattered our sexual life completely. Sir, may i know any remedial measures please
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr.XXX here.
Doctor :   please give me few moments to read what you have typed.
Doctor :   ok. her depression and mood changes could be due to complete removal of ovaries.
User :   It has also shattered our sexual life completely. Sir, may i know any remedial measures please
Doctor :   she herself being a doctor should consider getting hormonal evaluation done along with considering getting strated on HRT
Doctor :   HRT=hormonal replacement therapy
User :   i have persuaded her for consultation. Who to consult in Bangalore.
Doctor :   she needs consultation first with a psychologist to see if the symptoms are psychological in origin or due to lack of hormones
User :   I am not too much worried about sexual life, but her depression is hurting her & all of us a lot.
Doctor :   if it is due to lack of hormones, then she will need further consultation with gynecologist , she need not consult the same one
Doctor :   she can opt for some other gynecologist
User :   Can you suggest the best in Bangalore to handle such cases.
Doctor :   where are you located in Bangalore?
User :   I am from outside bangalore.
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   visit this link to locate gynecologists in bangalore
Doctor :   where are you from?
User :XXX
Doctor :   ok. let me check.
User :   we dont wish to consult anyone from this place. We want to consult in Bangalore
Doctor :   whom she had met earlier?
User :   XXX
Doctor :   ok. then in that case visit Dr.XXX XXXXXXXX in St. XXX
Doctor :   she is HOD of unit II OBG
Doctor :   very compassionate and experienced doctor
User :   I presume these exchanges are kept secret
Doctor :   yes they wil be confidential
Doctor :   do not worry.
User :   we do not wish for another surgery. Only treatment will do.
Doctor :   most probably she will need only oral therapy
User :   By the way age of my wife is 44
Doctor :   it will be decided after careful evaluation
Doctor :   it is ok. no problems. do not worry.
User :   do i need to take an appointment before going to bangalore
User :   We do not wish to visit hospital attached to colleges as my wife is also professor. Can we consult docter outside
Doctor :   no, you will not need appointment. you can visit XXX and take special consultation file such that you do not need to wait for long time
Doctor :   usually appointment is not given there
Doctor :   and unfortunately, she does not practice outside.
User :   sir, please can you refer few more options in reputed hospitals preferably not attached to teaching hospitals
User :   Sir, can i get opinion of gynecologist online
Doctor :   it will be difficult to give you entire list here. you can place request at YYYY@YYYY to send you complete list of gynecologists in bangalore with contacts for you to consult
Doctor :   no, not online, but you can take help of our panel gynecologists, and consult them via e-mail or phone call
User :   can this quary be referred to gynecologist on panel
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   you can visit this link to see our panel gynecologists
Doctor :   yes it can be referred to whom you choose to consult. since it is a separate service, you will need to place a fresh request by visiting the link i provided.
User :   what are the chances of recovery in such cases. I find my wife is not a case of severe depression, but she slips into depression at regular intervals of 12-15 days.
Doctor :   if it is periodic, then recovery chances are better
Doctor :   with counseling, therapy and medications
Doctor :   if you want to consult specifically for depression
Doctor :   then visit this link
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   its very periodic. she was given medication but she has not completed the course as she said she had severe stomach ache
Doctor :   it gives list of psychiatrists on our panel who can help with deppression
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   thank you docter. i am partially satisfied with the interaction.
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