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Do women need estrogen supplements after hysterectomy?

Do women need estrogen supplements after hysterectomy?

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 most patients if the ovaries were removed the answer is yes. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What are your thoughts on DHEA supplement after total hysterectomy vs the traditional estrogen and testosterone therapy?

What are your thoughts on DHEA supplement after total hysterectomy vs the traditional estrogen and testosterone therapy?

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. There are definite risks as well as benefits to hormone replacement. Individual answer depends upon your personal & Family History. Total hysterectomy refers only to removing uterus which means ovaries are left behind. Ask if BSO necessary which means ...Read more

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Menopause after hysterectomy weight gain tired knee and ankle.Foot pain no estrogen pill what supplementes work best?

Menopause after hysterectomy weight gain tired knee and ankle.Foot pain no estrogen pill what supplementes work best?

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? Supplements are hit and miss. No good data to say that any are terrific. Black cohash is one of the more well studied but even this does not do much better than placebo (fake medicine). Careful as not all supps are same. Seek out quality products. ...Read more

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How come a woman who has had a hysterectomy and only takes estrogen replacement, doesn't become estrogen dominant without the progesterone?

How come a woman who has had a hysterectomy and only takes estrogen replacement, doesn't become estrogen dominant without the progesterone?

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 said to be caused by a decrease in Progesterone without a subsequent decrease in estrogen. The theory is popular among natural health practitioners, but is generally not recognized by mainstream medicine. It's another internet scam. ...Read more

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Per my blood work, my estrogen level is 7. I got a prscriptn for divigel but my mom had breast cancer 3 yrs ago. Pls advs. Currently in great health for 51. Black female, straight, otr, cdl driver. Hysterectomy 4 yrs ago for fibroids. I get a physica

Per my blood work, my estrogen level is 7.  I got a prscriptn for divigel but my mom had breast cancer 3 yrs ago. Pls advs. Currently in great health for 51.   Black female, straight,  otr, cdl driver.  Hysterectomy 4 yrs ago for fibroids. I get a physica

I : I share your concerns. I do not know what symptoms you are having that you were prescribed Divigel for, but i assume that you are having menopausal symptoms that you are suffering from. My concern with you would be your family history of breast cancer. In addition, there is increased cardiovascular risks in women over 50 and in women who are overweight. I am very concerned that you could have consequences from taking this medication, so please discuss your risk factors with your doctor. My concern with herbal medications is that they carry the same risk with their estrogen-like substances as regular estrogen, so the herbal medication or bio-identicals have not been proven safe in large peer-reviewed studies either. There are other non-hormonal medications that can help menopausal symptoms, such as neurontin, (gabapentin) but there are several others that you can read about or ask your doctor about as well. ...Read more

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Had a hysterectomy several years ago and on estrogen and testoserone but hard to lose weight what can I do?

Had a hysterectomy several years ago and on estrogen and testoserone but hard to lose weight what can I do?

Try Metformin: Metformin is very effective for helping lose body fat. As we grow older, we all tend to become Insulin resistant. Insulin's function is to move sugar from the blood into the cells where it is stored as fat. I routinely prescribe metformin to my overweight patients (mostly non-diabetics) with overwhelmingly gratifying success. They feel better, have more energy, and lose their carb cravings. ...Read more

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Had everything took out during my hysterectomy is a 2mg estrogen pill to much?

Maybe: Typical doses for oral estrogen are 0.5, 1 and 2mg per day. Most physicians start women at a lower dose and then increase the dose if their symptoms are not well managed. There's likely no harm at the 2mg dose. Depends on how your body is reacting and responding to the loss of your ovaries. Every woman is different. If you are concerned, have a conversation with your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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A co-worker told me that she doen't produce estrogen due to a hysterectomy with 1 ovary, my bc feed off estrogen can I get a hystro 2 help me ?

A co-worker told me that she doen't produce estrogen due to a hysterectomy with 1 ovary, my bc feed off estrogen can I get a hystro 2 help me ?

Estrogen who?: Hi i believe you are telling me you had breast cancer that has estrogen receptor positive. A hysterectomy is removal of the uterus which does not produce estrogen. Ovaries produce estrogen in declining amounts as we age. Tamoxifen is a drug that stops the effect of estrogen in the breast-but not always-there is a question about patients who don't respond to tamoxifen.See your oncologist-please. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more