Doctor insights on:
Hrt Following Hysterectomy
See a doctor: Likely this is okay and is due to a lack of estrogen in the vagina causing atrophy, that is---thinner skin of the vagina that is more sensitive and occasionally bleeds as well. However, any postmenopausal vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated by a physician to make sure there are no cancerous or precancerous reasons for this. If it is local to the vagina, your doctor may prescribe some estrogen. ...Read more
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
As with any surgery.: Supracervical hysterectomy means removal of the uterus above the cervix. Da vinci is a tool that allows difficult surgeries to be done through small incisions. Complications of any surgery involve, bleeding, infection, organ injury, and anesthetic risks. None of these are common in the hands of an experienced surgeon and team. ...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?
Surgical procedure: It's a minimally invasive surgical procedure, utilizing small incisions and a camera as well as narrow diameter instruments to operate within a body cavity. Oophorectomy means to remove an ovary. Postmenopausal refers to a women who has stopped menstruating, and has left their reproductive years. ...Read more
Hysterectomy - is electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy safe to have post op 15 weeks total hysterectomy. ?
LAVH usually better: Depends on what the reason is, what your body type is and why they are doing it and how good your doctor is at doing lavh. But usually there is less pain and an easier recovery time after lavh. But doing it robotically often has less pain that lavh. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?
Depends: I depends on how the surgery was done. If you had a large incision on your abdomen then you should not be lifting more than 10-15 pounds for several weeks. If you had it done through the vagina or laparoscopically (small incisions) you don't have to worry about lifting restrictions. I also suggest that nothing go in the vagina for 6 weeks. Talk to your doctor about the specific details. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 weeks post op from ovarian cancer davinci hysterectomy. Have belching and nausea and no appetite. ?
Not uncommon: But your surgeon should be kept informed ...Read more
PCOS, Endometriosis, Heavy Cycles, 33yo, tubal ligation 3 yrs ago. Would an endometrial ablation lessen my symptoms/cancer risks?
Maybe not: Endometrial cancer can be obscured by endometrial ablations if it is not ruled out prior to the procedure by biopsy. Many women continue to have bleeding post endometrial ablation procedures, and the most likely conclusive treatment is hysterectomy if you no longer desire children. ...Read more
Pain meds: Pain medications after any kind of surgery can be constipating. Inaddition, pelvic surgery can stimulate spasm of the muscles around the rectum that have to relax to allow bowel movements. Stool softeners can be quite helpful until off the pain medications and the muscles have relaxed. ...Read more
Hx breast ca bilateral mastectomy 2 years ago w/chemo,total hysterectomy with ovaries and cervix removed.what vitamins/supplements should I be taking?
Healthy diet : In my opinion, a healthy, balanced diet is far more important than taking extra vitamins and supplements. If you have concerns about the adequacy of your dietary intake, there are a number of excellent daily multivitamin products that assure that you meet your daily requirements. ...Read more
58 year old woman with 7 CM endometrial lining, stopped HRT therapy 3 months ago. Endometrial biopsy recommended by doc with d&c or hysterectomy?
Hysteroscopy/ D&C: If you are having postmenopausal bleeding then a hysteroscopy with a D&C is appropriate. About 10% of postmenopausal bleeding may be attributed to cancer. However since you were on hrt, sometimes it can take up to 6 months for bleeding to stop. Given your history that your bleeding (assuming you are having this) the likelihood that it's due to hrt or endometrial polyp is more common than cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, not necessarily.: If you don't have symptoms of hormone loss/imbalance (hot flashes, low mood, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, insomnia, foggy brain, low libido) then your remaining ovary is probably producing enough for now. However, if you do have these symptoms then you might need HRT. If you're unsure then the best way to tell is to test all the hormone levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 41 year old woman. I had a full hysterectomy in my early 30's. I have been able to stay of HRT but lately my moods, hot flashes etc. Are out of controll. Do I need to consider hrt?
Why would I be bleeding after complete hysterectomy and on HRT.. HAVEN'T HAD BLEEDING for 20 years ?
Just had a (4 weeks ago)total hysterectomy at 46 due to bad endo. Do you recommend HRT and what kind?
HRT: As there are rare but serious risks such as breast cancer and blood clot formation, you should understand these risks and they are acceptable to you. If you decide to have hrt, you should take the lowest effective dose of estrogen needed to relieve menopause symptoms for the shortest amount of time needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its been 1 year since hysterectomy with ovary removal, and HRT is not working, I feel old, and unlike me?
Hormone evaluation: See a gyn specialist in menopause issues, surgical menopause occurs after removal of ovaries in a reproductive age woman. It can be very abrupt and difficult to manage. Proper evaluation and hormone treatment should be able to help you get back on track. Sometimes patients need additional types of therapy such as testosterone. Other issues like thyroid and depression should be addressed. ...Read more
Had a total hysterectomy 9 years ago. Had some complications and couldn't do hrt. I recently started HRT and over the past month I've had severe pain?
Not measured!: If you had a hysterectomy with oophotectomy (which is removal of the ovaries) your FSH will go very high, usually into the 100's. The FSH responds differently in different people to HRT. In some it does not change in others it comes to undetectable. What is important is how you feel not a number! Also, know in situation it is safe and appropriate to be on HRT, see link. ...Read more
At 27, I had ovarian cancer and then a hysterectomy. Is HRT safe for me? My cancer was malignant dysgermanoma.
Yes: Before your ovaries were removed, they made hormones (hrt) so you should be fine using replacement after the surgery. That particular type of cancer should not be affected by replacement. A person with breast cancer, active blood clots, certain types of uterine cancer or undiagnosed vaginal bleeding should not use hrt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right breast has become larger than my left over past few weeks. I'm 46 been on HRT since hysterectomy +ovarys removed 13yrs ago is this normal?
Not necessarily: Since this just happened over the last few weeks and your breast was not always a little bigger on the one side, there may be some underlying cause that needs to be assessed. Have a dr. Do a thorough breast exam on you with possible testing such as a diagnostic mammogram. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have started having problems with being hot & sweating for no reason, day & night. I am post-menopausal, but on HRT since hysterectomy approx 3 yrs.
Hormonal levels ?: If ovarian function was not surgically removed bilaterally at the time of hysterectomy, the function of the ovaries may now be slowing or ending, thus giving a loss of overall hormonal levels and increased menopausal symptoms of sweating. A physician needs more history to better answer this question accurately. ...Read more
Had complete hysterectomy in 1988 been on HRT every since. No ovaries. Why would my FSH and LH be high?. Already been through menopause.
I have vaginal bleeding. I did hysterectomy and ovariectomy. I take HRT . The swab is negative. No athrophy. Could it be an hormonal disbalance?
I had a partial hysterectomy 2001, on hrt since 2010 but have right sided pain, nausea and flushing for a few weeks could this be an ovarian cyst?
Could diastolic heart failure at 37yo be related to complete hysterectomy at 25yo w/subsequent hrt?
Not likely: There is no connection as hrt at age 25 was necessary for continued hormonal function. ...Read more
I recently had a hysterectomy. On HRT and now thyroid levels are low. Can my hormones cause my thyroid to be mistaken for hyperthyroid?
I had a total hysterectomy in 2004. Took HRT after until blood clot last year. Hot flashes are horrible. Estroven and black cohosh don't work.
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Stopping hrt after hysterectomy
- Hrt post hysterectomy
- Hysterectomy without hrt
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Menopause following hysterectomy
- Bowel problems following hysterectomy
- Depression following hysterectomy
- Bleeding following hysterectomy
- Talk to a gynecologist online for free