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A 43-year-old female asked:

i am 42y and i did hysterectomy and removed ovaries because of endometriosis. i am on decapeptyl for the last six months.can i take livial now .

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Now that you have had your ovaries removed, the decapeptyl isn't necessary (since you are now in a surgically-induced menopause), but the livial is definitely a reasonable option. It should not stimulate regrowth of endometriosis, but may help with some of the menopause symptoms you may be experiencing. It's a selective-estrogen receptor modulator not currently available in the usa.

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