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Is a hysterectomy after menopause the best answer for hormone therapy if you have uterine fibroids?

Is a hysterectomy after menopause the best answer for hormone therapy if you have uterine fibroids?

It depends: Most fibroids shrink in menopause, even if you are treated with low-dose hormone therapy. If, however, fibroids grow during menopause, that is a red flag for possible trouble. Hysterectomy will be your best bet to rule out the possibility of a cancerous growth, and to prevent further fibroid growth. Furthermore, you can then use estrogen alone which may be safer than estrogen plus progesterone. ...Read more

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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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What are the claims against hormone therapy?

What are the claims against hormone therapy?

Blood clots: It slightly raise the risk of developing blood clots and certain kinds of other cancers. This is a detailed discussion which you should have with your doctor who knows your medical issues in detail. ...Read more

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Why is hormone therapy no longer controversial?

Why is hormone therapy no longer controversial?

Still a contraversy: Always weights its risks against its benefits. Ht is not without risks. ...Read more

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What type of hormone therapy is recommended at 60?

What type of hormone therapy is recommended at 60?

Not recommended: Usually hormone therapy is not recommended after age 60, because its risks probably outweight its benefits. ...Read more

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What is anti-hormone therapy?

What is anti-hormone therapy?

LuPron (leuprolide) Depo or SERMS: Lupron (leuprolide) Depo-Provera decreases fsh, thusly less production of estrogens. Selective estrogen receptor modulators (serms) may down regulate some estrogen sensitive sites in different organs. ...Read more

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Is there a way to give my eggs without having controversial procedures like hormone therapy? E.G. Just give one egg at a time so i don't have to?

Is there a way to give my eggs without having controversial procedures like hormone therapy? E.G. Just give one egg at a time so i don't have to?

Yes and no: Technically yes, as eggs can be collected one at a time during a natural cycle. However, practically no, as pregnancy chances for the recipient will be lower making this approach of egg donation prohibitive. ...Read more

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Do you get hormone therapy if you have gynecomastia?

Do you get hormone therapy if you have gynecomastia?

Usually Not.: Most cases of gynecomastia are not treated with hormonal therapy. If persistent, it is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery may suffice. ...Read more

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When stopping female hormone therapy can you become more irritable?

When stopping female hormone therapy can you become more irritable?

You can: Sure, when changing hormonal meds women often report feeling irritable. But don't just think of a woman as a light bulb, being switched 'on and off' by hormones. Hormones play a role in mood, but many things are more improtant than hormones in anyone's mood. ...Read more

Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...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