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Hormones After 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Will i gain weight after a hysterectomy? I know there will be hormone issues after my hysterectomy. Does this mean i will gain weight? How can I prevent weight gain during recovery?
That : That is a good question. Women have different responses to the hormonal changes after hysterectomy. As always, any exercise program you can start once your doctor clears you will help. Some women can consistently walk a mile every day, some prefer to go to a gym. Find a nutritional program that is right for you. While in the hospital, you could ask for a nutritional consult to get advice. Ask your doctor whether you will need hormone replacement after surgery as this can affect weight gain and loss. Many women do not have weight gain after surgery but it is good that you are planning ahead for your health. ...Read more
Steady as she goes!: One nice thing about hormonal replacement is that you can get on estrogen (no need for a progestin when you've had a hysterectomy) and basically be in the same hormonal status on a continuous basis without the fluctuations that accompanied ovarian function earlier in life. Talk to your doctor about different preparations and ways of taking estrogen. It's not a balancing act anymore! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : You are very young (on average for women who have their uterus removed). Probably your ovaries were not removed. If I am correct then you should not experience significant changes in your hormones because little was done to affect them. However, some women do experience hot flashes from short term changes in the levels of estrogen. This is unlikely to last more than a few weeks. ...Read more
Varies: It is key to understand that hormone changes do not occur after removal of the uterus but rather after removal of the ovaries. If you still have your ovaries then you should not experience any hormonal changes. After removal of the ovaries menopause symptoms can occur almost immediately or not at all. For some the symptoms are severe enough to take estrogen replacement therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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