Risk of depression rises after a hysterectomy

Published: Sep. 5, 2019 at 2:17 PM EDT
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A new study finds women face an increased risk of depression and anxiety after a hysterectomy.

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic tracked over 2-thousand women who had their uterus, but not ovaries removed.

The women were nearly 7% more likely to develop depression within the next 30 years than their peers.

And the risk was even higher among women who had a hysterectomy before they were 35.

The study was led by researchers at Mayo Clinic and published in 'Menopause.'

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