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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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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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What is a good hormone replacement after an hysterectomy with the ovaries left in?

What is a good hormone replacement after an hysterectomy with the ovaries left in?

No need: If the ovaries have been left behind after a hysterectomy in a woman before menopause, there is no need to replace hormones, because the ovaries will still provide all hormones. Because of the surgery a woman may experience hotflashes for up to 8 weeks, after which things are usually back to normal. ...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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Hormone blood work. Hysterectomy ..one ovary left 25.1 estradiol 0.2 progesterone 19.7 LH 53.3 FSH Does this mean I need to take hormones?

Hormone blood work. Hysterectomy ..one ovary left
25.1 estradiol 
0.2 progesterone 
19.7 LH
53.3 FSH
Does this mean I need to take hormones?

Menopause : Although I am unable to give an absolute answer without the range of the lab involved, these numbers suggest you are not in the menopause and therefore do not require hormone replacement. Furthermore, if you are asymptotic you do not require medication. The true issue is what is bothering you? Hope this helps. DrG ...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

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Having a complete hysterectomy done, what does hormone theropy consist of?

Having a complete hysterectomy  done, what does hormone theropy consist of?

Estrogen: Hormone therapy is given to women after removal of ovaries, or at the time of menopause. Typically most doctors will do everything they can to spare a women of 28 years from having her ovaries removed, as removing ovaries prematurely puts you at increased risk of bone loss and cardiovascular disease. Often reserved solely for diagnoses of cancer. Hormone replacement would be estrogen. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy and I don't take hormones. Will I gain weight after my gallbladder removal?

I had a hysterectomy and I don't take hormones. Will I gain weight after my gallbladder removal?

Not from the surgery: You will only gain weight if you eat more calories than you burn. The same rules will apply as before the surgery. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Any thoughts on bhrt using the biote pellet procedure for my hormone replacement after my hysterectomy?

Any thoughts on bhrt using the biote pellet  procedure for my hormone replacement after my  hysterectomy?

Balance is Key: If the surgical procedure included the removal of both ovaries, then one will experiece a sudden decrease of progesterone, testosterone and estrogen. Compounded pellet implants for women come in the forms of Estradiol and testosterone. Progesterone is rx as a topical, inj or oral. The advantage of the pellet implant tx is the steady-state delivery over 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy is causing my to depend on hormone pills?

Only if Ovaries gone: Women who have had their ovaries removed at hysterectomy need to replace the estrogen hormone contained therein, if they are pre-menopausal and recently post-menopausal. The hormone replacement(estrogen) is given in pill, topical, or vaginal forms. Hot flashes, irritability, difficulty concentrating, etc are often signs of a lack of estrogen post-surgery without hormone replacement. ...Read more

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How long after total hysterectomy did you notice the hormones change?

How long after total hysterectomy did you notice the hormones change?

Depends: Technically, the term 'total hysterectomy' refers to removing the uterus and cervix only. However, if a woman has also had her tubes and ovaries removed, 'bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy', she could notice a change almost immediately if she is premenopausal, or not at all if she is menopausal. ...Read more

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I have to take hormones for the rest of my life after my hysterectomy total?

I have to take hormones for the rest of my life after my hysterectomy total?

No.: This is a ongoing discussion with your doc. Too complicated to answer here. You will have to strike a balance between the good effect of the med and the potential downsides. ...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