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do women need estrogen supplements after hysterectomy

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Multiple factors need to be reviewed-- age, whether or not the ovaries were removed, past history of blood clots or cancer, and overall health. For m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Don't bother w/DHEA: DHEA is a dietary supplement that garnered a lot of press at one as mother of all hormones but there's no proof of clinical benefit despite theory. Th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ethan Goldstein
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Why no estrogen?: Have you considered estrogen replacement therapy? Do you have any medical conditions like blood clotting disorders or breast cancer that prevent this? ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Because the theory: Is flawed. Estrogen dominance is a theory about a metabolic state where the level of estrogen outweighs the level of Progesterone in the body. This is ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Shouldn't?: In general there's no over-ruling reason they shouldn't take it, but ask instead what's the reason for them to take it? Often there may be other more ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, not a good idea: It is not a good idea to take anything with hormonal effects that is not an fda approved drug, because non-approved drugs may or may not have correct ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
No: Not while they are taking e + p - the ingredients of bc pills.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Day 21 P: A day 21 Progesterone of 15 is high enough to indicate that ovulation likely occurred. We can now draw conclusions based on a Estrogen level. Based o ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is a very: individual decision that should be made with your physician after weighing in all the pro's and con's for you. Take care.
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Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes but...: There are many many factors that go into choosing whether or not hrt is right for you. Please see your obgyn and have a long talk about it. But ass ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Can't recommend: Have your doctor recommend a dosage scheme.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Estrogen does stimulate breast tissue. If your does is too high it can also cause persistent tenderness. Tell you prescribing doctor if this occurs.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
32 years experience Pediatrics
Only testosterone: No need to be concern with that, please stick to the recommended treatment.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Usually can: Cause irregular periods, abnormal hair growth, acne, infertility, etc. Like any other male hormone excess. Check w/your doctor.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience Gynecology
No: Progestin only pills will not regulate periods pills are not neccessary to regulate periods.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: There are many different ways to prescribe estrogen and Progesterone for treatment of peri-menopausal and menopausal symptoms. Some women take estrog ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Testosterone: The only way to maintain your testosterone level is to continue using it.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Exercise OK.: I do not believe routine exercise is going to lower your chance a successful pregnancy.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
See your family doc: If your having consistent bleeding i would recommend seeing your family doctor or gynecologist to make sure it not a serious disease process.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Menopause&hyst: Well i think if your doctor has put you on estrogen after your hyst you had your ovaries removed too and effectively entered menopause with their remo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Studies have found the risk of developing endometrial cancer to be about 2 cases per 1, 000 women taking tamoxifen each year compared with 1 case per ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
Vagina: An orgasm is a physiologic response to effectively applied stimulation. It does not really involve the ovaries or uterus.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Hormone and libido: Genital atrophy is very common among menopausal women. The pain with intercourse stops many women from sex. Estrogen is much better than lubricant in ... Read More
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