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Hrt After Total Hysterectomy
Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things , in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...Read more
Not normal: If you had a partial hysterectomy (uterus only removed and ovaries/tubes left in) 20 years ago and are now having vaginal bleeding, you need to have it investigated as this would not be expected to occur at this stage of life. See your usual doctor to discuss. If he/she is unable to assess, then request referral to an ob/gyn physician. ...Read more
Had radical hysterectomy w/ bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy at 27 yrs old, due to aggressive cancer. On long-term HRT to put off menopause. Risks?
Depends: Why was the hysterectomy done? If for benign reasons, most likely reason is also benigh - vaginal atrophy. If you had cancer or pre-cancer as the reason for hysterectomy, then you need to be checked right away. Either way, get to your gyn and let him/her get answers for you! good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It varies quite a bit. Some parltients do really well even within a couple weeks of surgery, while others dolly improve over several months. If your surgeon is happy with how your knee and X-rays look, I would not be too concerned. Hopefully you will soon turn the corner and start feeling better. ...Read more
Whole uterus only: A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus(body of the uterus as well as the cervix).A partial (or supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus and leaves the cervix in place.The removal of the tubes and ovaries is a separate procedure (salpingectomy and oophorectomy respectively). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. ...Read more
Total hysterectomy 1.5 years ago for endometrial cancer. Bleeding today after my vaginal vault pap for screening. Is this normal?
Call yourGYN surgeon: You need to call your GYN surgeon and make an appointment so that the area can be examined to find out why. ...Read more
What causes high levels of estrogen after a hystorectomy. Not on hrt... Had both ovaries removed.
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