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If you have a medical hysterectomy can you go through menapause? I had a medical hysterectomy and was wondering if i will go through menapuse? I am 56 years old had my hysterctomy about 6 years ago i was on an estrogen replacement therapy for about one ye

If you have a medical hysterectomy can you go through menapause? I had a medical hysterectomy and was wondering if i will go through menapuse? I am 56 years old had my hysterctomy about 6 years ago i was on an estrogen replacement therapy for about one ye

Hi. : Hi. Yes, if you had a hysterectomy with removal of your ovaries, you can have the same menopausal symptoms that woman go through who still have ovaries and a uterus. Symptoms can include: hot flashes, night sweats, depressed mood, mood swings, fatigue, tenderness of your breasts, vaginal dryness, weight gain and osteoporosis. This can feel quite miserable. I recommend that sit down with your doctor and advise him or her of your symptoms. There are approaches that don't require hormone replacement therapy and treatments using hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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Estrogen replacement therapy effects on health?

Estrogen replacement therapy effects on health?

Depends on age: Early estrogen replacement rx (hrt) is of major value in women with either surgical menopause or early menopause in diminishing the likelihood of heart disease. It diminishes the chance for osteoporosis and colon cancer. It makes a females sexual-life longer. However, in older females with metabolic syndrome, or who have been off or never on hormones, a serm like Evista (raloxifene) may be better option. ...Read more

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Does this cancer prevent me from considering estrogen-replacement therapy?

Does this cancer prevent me from considering estrogen-replacement therapy?

Breast Cancer?: May or may not have estrogen receptors, but the unbridled use of post menopausal estrogen to prevent hot flashes resulted in increased frequency of breast cancer. For unbearble symptoms, some experts use ginger doses in patients with breast cancer, but there are risks that it may fuel growth and metastasis, especially if the tumor was er+. I would not do it for me or loved one. ...Read more

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I experience hot flushes between day10-28& also hormonal acne Doc told low estrogen is the reason,could estrogen replacement therapy improve symptoms?

I experience hot flushes between day10-28& also hormonal acne
Doc told low estrogen is the reason,could estrogen replacement therapy improve symptoms?

Ans: Ypu are 21 years old. Before you do estrogen replacement give a good family history. What was your mothers gynecological history? Then blood work to look at possible endocrine abnormalities. Start there ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy. Could i benefit from estrogen and progestrin replacement therapy to help with decreased libido, hot flashes should I use pills or injections

I had a hysterectomy. Could i benefit from estrogen and progestrin replacement therapy to help with decreased libido, hot flashes should I use pills or injections

It : It depends whether your ovaries were removed when the hysterectomy was performed and your age. After a hysterectomy in a premenopausal woman, the treatment can be symptom-based. One no longer needs the protective nature of Progesterone (against uterine cancer) after a hysterectomy. Hot flashes also can be addressed with a non-estrogen plan of management. In 1991, the the women’s health initiative (whi) was launched and consisted of a set of clinical trials and an observational study, which together involved 161, 808 generally healthy postmenopausal women. The clinical trials were designed to test the effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy, diet modification, and calcium and vitamin d supplements on heart disease, fractures, and breast and colorectal cancer. The hormone trial had two studies: the estrogen-plus-progestin study of women with a uterus and the estrogen-alone study of women without a uterus. First, the benefits of the study showed that hormonal therapy did reduce hot flashes and night sweats. It relieved vaginal dryness and prevented osteoporosis-related fractures. However, on the quality of life issue, there were no clear benefits for those taking hormonal therapy compared to those who did not and there was an increase in breast cancer, coronary heart disease and clots in the lungs. One should know the risks and benefits of replacement hormonal therapy before embarking on that course of treatment and discuss your concerns with your gynecologist. For more information about hormonal and non-hormonal replacement, you may want to refer to my ebook on this and other women’s health issues. http://www.amazon.com/inside-information-women-mysteries-ebook/dp/b004kspxt6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=utf8&qid=1328377660&sr=8-1 if you and your gynecologist decide on estrogen replacement, then a dermal (skin) patch may be an option. ...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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Can estrogen replacement after hysterectomy make your breasts larger?

Can estrogen replacement after hysterectomy make your breasts larger?

Yes: Estrogen does stimulate breast tissue. If your does is too high it can also cause persistent tenderness. Tell you prescribing doctor if this occurs. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (young age) experiencing rapid hair loss, lethargy, dr waited 3 months before estrogen replacement, still not regulated dont feel normal?

Hysterectomy (young age) experiencing rapid hair loss, lethargy, dr waited 3 months before estrogen replacement, still not regulated dont feel normal?

Keep trying Rx: Keep working with your MD to find the right type of estrogen replacement (ERT)for you and your body. ERT comes in many "flavors" from pills to vaginal products and implants. It might be up to 6 months for your hair loss to stop once you are on the right dosages of estrogen. Have your MD also check your thyroid gland function as well as low thyroid will also cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello. Im 50 years of age and interested in how can I maintain healthy estrogen level without hormonal replacement therapy?

Hello. Im 50 years of age and interested in how can I maintain healthy estrogen level without hormonal replacement therapy?

Clarify: Hi. Once you go through menopause, your estrogen levels will plummet, but not go to zero. That is biologically natural, so by definition, the "healthy estrogen level". So eat healthily, exercise regularly, and stay healthy! You DO NOT need to take estrogen (+/- progestin, depending on presence or absence of uterus) for that! Many docs feel that hormone replacement risks outweigh benefits. ...Read more

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Estrogen (Definition)

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


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Ert (Definition)

Therapy meaning hormones to replace the hormones your ...Read more