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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


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My hysterectomy biopsy reports mixed phase glands highly suggestive of exogenous hormone therapy. What does this mean?

My hysterectomy biopsy reports mixed phase glands highly suggestive of exogenous hormone therapy. What does this mean?

Description: the glands inside the lining of the uterus reflect exposure to estrogen or progesterone and depends on the hormones that have the higher influence, determine the type of glands. for women that are overweight they may have excessive estrogen exposure (ur fat cells make more estrogen), it may show that effect. Its not concerning. bet wishes dr M ...Read more

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Why am I in menopause 5 years after my hysterectomy? I took hormone therapy for 2 years

Why am I in menopause 5 years after my hysterectomy? I took hormone therapy for 2 years

Unclear: A hysterectomy refers to removal of the uterus only. Based on your history of hormone use i assume you had your ovaries removed. Menopause symptoms are variable in different women. To understand things better and to determine the best plan of action, i would recommend seeing a reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Had a full hysterectomy . 43 years old . What are my options as far as hormone therapy ?

Had a full hysterectomy . 43 years old . What are my options as far as hormone therapy ?

There is varying: opinions as to the efficacy and safety of HRT. Best discussed w/your physician or even multiple opinions. ...Read more

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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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Is prescription hormone replacement therapy after a full hysterectomy recommended?

Is prescription hormone replacement therapy after a full hysterectomy recommended?

Yes: Hormone replacement (hrt) should be given to all women unless they have significant contraindications. Unfortunately the medical sentiment has changed against hrt over the last decade. It is coming back but physicians are still very reluctant. Many benefits and few risks if done in non-oral fashion. Especially very important if the hysterectomy was done before age 50. Don't wait seek hrt. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hormone Therapy (Definition)

Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes under this category. Estrogen in menopause; thyroxine for hypothyroidism, Insulin in dm are all in this category; so are ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more