U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A female asked:

I am refusing to have a mammogram and now my nurse practitioner is refusing to refill my estradoil because of my decision. i had a hysterectomy at 26 and have been taking estrogen since. if i don't take it i have severe night sweats, hot flashes and feel

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Please get mammogram: Hormone use can put you at increased risk for breast cancer so it is important that you get a mammogram. I don't know your age or how long you've been taking the medicine. The recommendation is not to take hormones for more than 5 years. There are some non hormone options to help manage the hot flashes.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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.