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Hormone Treatment After Hysterectomy
Not enough info: You describe a complex situation that requires complete review of the medical record. Questions that need to be answered include: - cancer grade - psa at diagnosis - rate of psa rise - stage, ?Mets? - duration of hormones - how long since radiation... See your urologist or radiation oncologist and ask them all of your questions. If you don't feel comfortable with them, seek another opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How to keep healthy after bilateral oophorectomy without hormone treatment - what are the important things to do other than healthy diet and exercise?
PMP Bone loss: Bone health after menopause has become an ever important issue for women. Weight-bearing exercise, dietary sources of calcium, vitamin d and calcium supplementation, minimize caffeine, don't smoke, maintain normal thyroid levels, minimize use of chronic steroids--all are important in maintaining good bone health. ...Read more
Very unlikely: As you also need the underlying breast tissue to produce milk. ...Read more
What surgical options are there to stop my period? Do any of them not require hormone treatment afterwards?
Stopping period: The most obvious surgical option to stop cycles in endometrial ablation. This works in about half of people who have it done. Of course hysterectomy is an option, but an awfully serious one depending on the problem. Implanon and Mirena are 2 hormonal options that usually stop a worman's cycles and are not surgical procedures at all. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Go see ur Family Doc: There are many hormones so you need to see your Family Doc to determine which hormones are deficient, if any. Depending upon hormone, you may need to see an Endocrinologist. With that said, Family Docs are trained to care for those w/diabetes, hypothyroidism, menopause, etc. Don't take any "hormone supplements" before checking w/your doc. There's no proof that these dietary supplements are safe. ...Read more
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