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What is a good hormone replacement after a hysterectomy when the ovaries are left?

What is a good hormone replacement after a hysterectomy when the ovaries are left?

None: If the ovaries are left behind, no hormone replacement is necessary as they are still producing estrogen. After moenopause, only estrogen will be needed if desired to treat symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Could discharge from the nipples, yellow/green, be a hormone imbalance due to having a hysterectomy 8 months ago. I do have my ovaries. ?

Could discharge from the nipples, yellow/green, be a hormone imbalance due to having a hysterectomy 8 months ago. I do have my ovaries. ?

See doctor: Discharge from the breasts, any color, should be evaluated by a doctor if you are not breastfeeding or pregnant. This could be caused by an elevated hormone such as prolactin, which is produced in the brain. See your gynecologist or primary doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 7 years ago. I am 42 years old. I am having night sweats and trouble sleeping. Do i need hormone replacement? I have one ovary.

I had a hysterectomy 7 years ago. I am 42 years old. I am having night sweats and trouble sleeping. Do i need hormone replacement?  I have one ovary.

Possibly: Go and see an ob/gyn doctor. Without a full history and physical exam and possible some lab tests, trying to make a diagnosis would only be guessing. Please go and get better soon. ...Read more

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Is hormonal imbalance possible with partial hysterectomy having only both overies that can cause severe blackheah/, acne issues, oily hair and skin a?

Not usually: Unless the remaining ovaries are pathologically producing excess androgens(male hormone) from an enclosed tumor, then no. The ovaries will continue to function post op the same as pre-op unless their vascular connection is compromised during surgery. If there is a hormonal imbalance, the source could be with other endocrine organs such as the adrenal gland. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more


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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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