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A 50-year-old female asked:

been on estrogen patch since hysterectomy in 2001, i'm 50yrs old now, do i really need to still be on it, is it necessary. tyvm?

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Dr. Cristian Thomae
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: Hormonal replacement is elective and for treatment of menopausal symptoms. This is a quality of life issue. Stopping it may increase hot flashes, insomnia and vaginal dryness. There is no increase risk of breast CA with estrogen use alone

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What are the effects of estrogen surges on pregnancy?

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After I had a hysterectomy, I was told that I had adenomyosis. Is that different from endometriosis?

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What do estrogen and progesterone do in the body?

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Should I be taking estrogen for my heart health?

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How does low estrogen affect skin wrinkling?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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It increase the : Wrinkling process, it is often noticed that after the menopause women begin to age faster. Wrinkles spread rapidly; skin quickly loses elasticity and smoothness. To a large degree this seems to result from the decline in estrogen levels after the menopause. Of all hormones that decline with age, Estrogens have the most dramatic effect on the skin.

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