U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
New York, NY
A 43-year-old female asked:

Had hysterectomy. have one ovary left . 43 years old . do i need to go trough hrt?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Absolutely NOT!: Hi. Many of us feel the risks of "HRT" outweigh the benefits. If you have no significant menopausal symptoms, I can't think of one good reason why you should take "HRT". Good luck!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Darren Farnesi
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No, not necessarily.: If you don't have symptoms of hormone loss/imbalance (hot flashes, low mood, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, insomnia, foggy brain, low libido) then your remaining ovary is probably producing enough for now. However, if you do have these symptoms then you might need HRT. If you're unsure then the best way to tell is to test all the hormone levels.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 10, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.