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Doctor insights on: Low Estrogen Symptoms After Hysterectomy

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Is it concerning to wake up and your breast leaked a little spot. I'm 42 have had a hysterectomy and estrogen is low. ?

Is it concerning to wake up and your breast leaked a little spot. I'm 42 have had a hysterectomy and estrogen is low. ?

Breast discharge: If the discharge is clear and not bloody, pus like or milky-no problem. However, there must not be any obvious lesions in the breast and the discharge cannot persist for several days. if there is still a concern see your MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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Had everything took out during my hysterectomy is a 2mg estrogen pill to much?

Maybe: Typical doses for oral estrogen are 0.5, 1 and 2mg per day. Most physicians start women at a lower dose and then increase the dose if their symptoms are not well managed. There's likely no harm at the 2mg dose. Depends on how your body is reacting and responding to the loss of your ovaries. Every woman is different. If you are concerned, have a conversation with your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Been on estrogen patch since hysterectomy in 2001, I'm 50yrs old now, do I really need to still be on it, Is it necessary. tyvm?

Been on estrogen patch since hysterectomy in 2001, I'm 50yrs old now, do I really need to still be on it, Is it necessary.  tyvm?

No: Hormonal replacement is elective and for treatment of menopausal symptoms. This is a quality of life issue. Stopping it may increase hot flashes, insomnia and vaginal dryness. There is no increase risk of breast CA with estrogen use alone ...Read more

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A co-worker told me that she doen't produce estrogen due to a hysterectomy with 1 ovary, my bc feed off estrogen can I get a hystro 2 help me ?

A co-worker told me that she doen't produce estrogen due to a hysterectomy with 1 ovary, my bc feed off estrogen can I get a hystro 2 help me ?

Estrogen who?: Hi i believe you are telling me you had breast cancer that has estrogen receptor positive. A hysterectomy is removal of the uterus which does not produce estrogen. Ovaries produce estrogen in declining amounts as we age. Tamoxifen is a drug that stops the effect of estrogen in the breast-but not always-there is a question about patients who don't respond to tamoxifen.See your oncologist-please. ...Read more

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Do women need estrogen supplements after hysterectomy?

Do women need estrogen supplements after hysterectomy?

Maybe: Multiple factors need to be reviewed-- age, whether or not the ovaries were removed, past history of blood clots or cancer, and overall health. For most patients if the ovaries were removed the answer is yes. ...Read more

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Questioning reading of 255 estrogen reading on recent labs !289 estrogen reading! Is this harmful I'm 60. Had complete hysterectomy at 40.

Questioning reading of 255 estrogen reading on recent labs !289 estrogen reading! Is this harmful I'm 60. Had complete hysterectomy at 40.

This seems high,: for your age, are you taking an estrogen supplement?
If so may need less. OR If not you should discuss this with your doctor ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy had everything took out taking and taking estrogen will it cause some sort of cancer?

I had a hysterectomy had everything took out taking and taking estrogen will it cause some sort of cancer?

Perhaps: For elderly women given estrogen years after their hysterectomy there was a concern about breast cancer. You must talk to the doctor who is prescribing the estrogen about your risk based on your family history and how long you will be on estrogen. ...Read more

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Had a hysterectomy several years ago and on estrogen and testoserone but hard to lose weight what can I do?

Had a hysterectomy several years ago and on estrogen and testoserone but hard to lose weight what can I do?

Try Metformin: Metformin is very effective for helping lose body fat. As we grow older, we all tend to become Insulin resistant. Insulin's function is to move sugar from the blood into the cells where it is stored as fat. I routinely prescribe metformin to my overweight patients (mostly non-diabetics) with overwhelmingly gratifying success. They feel better, have more energy, and lose their carb cravings. ...Read more

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6 weeks postoperative total hysterectomy, vaginal itchy. Why? I am taking estrogen

6 weeks postoperative total hysterectomy, vaginal itchy. Why? I am taking estrogen

Candida possible: You might have a candida (yeast) infection, especially if you received any antibiotics around the time of surgery. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy and take Estropipate 1.5 mg can i take estrogen pills as well will it hurt me?

I had a hysterectomy and take Estropipate 1.5 mg  can i take estrogen pills as well will it hurt me?

You need to be balan: if your uterus was removed and the ovaries were left in, you may not need any sort of hormonal therapy. With that being said if your ovaries were removed then attention should be paid to if you need to have hormonalsupplementation examples would be testing to check your bones and cardiac status. Estrogen and progesterone need to be given together. ...Read more

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I am 44 had hysterectomy 3 years ago left one ovary. Blood work showed my estrogen to be 708.6. I am worried. ?

I am 44 had hysterectomy 3 years ago left one ovary. Blood work showed my estrogen to be 708.6. I am worried. ?

Premenopausal E2: No worries. You are normal. It depends on what point in your cycle. You are just premenopausal female. The lone ovary ...Read more

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If I have not had a hysterectomy, will soy lecithin granules effect my estrogen levels in a negative way? (1tbsp per day)

If I have not had a hysterectomy, will soy lecithin granules effect my estrogen levels in a negative way? (1tbsp per day)

No: Oral intake of soy products is not likely to effect your overall hormonal balance. Not sure why you would want to take this supplement though? ...Read more

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Why is it bad to go through early menapause? Why is it important to take estrogen after a complete hysterectomy to prevent early menapause?

Early Menopause: When the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone, some degenerative processes start, such as bone loss leading eventually to osteoporosis, and changes in cholesterol that can increase risk of heart disease, and cognitive decline. If menopause is early, these processes start up sooner. Hormone replacement delays the process. ...Read more

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I wear an Estrogen .75mg patch since Hysterectomy in 2001 but for the last 4 days I've been sweaty hot even when it's cool, any ideas. Tyvm?

I wear an Estrogen .75mg patch since Hysterectomy in 2001 but for the last 4 days I've been sweaty hot even when it's cool, any ideas. Tyvm?

Hot flashes: There are many other circumstances that cause hot flashes such as thyroid disease, anxiety, illness etc. You might want to see your MD for an evaluation. She might want to talk to you about lowering the estrogen dose or weaning it. ...Read more

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Can estrogen replacement after hysterectomy make your breasts larger?

Can estrogen replacement after hysterectomy make your breasts larger?

Yes: Estrogen does stimulate breast tissue. If your does is too high it can also cause persistent tenderness. Tell you prescribing doctor if this occurs. ...Read more

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Could a hysterectomy help with pure menstrual migraine with add back estrogen?

Could a hysterectomy help with pure menstrual migraine with add back estrogen?

Yes: But at 29 years old, wouldn't you rather try a reversible medical castration first rather than a permanent surgical method? ...Read more

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Does anyone know how long it takes for estrogen to go down after an abdominal hysterectomy?

Does anyone know how long it takes for estrogen to go down after an abdominal hysterectomy?

? Ovaries ?: The uterus does not produce estrogen, the ovaries do. If you had a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) and the ovaries were preserved (and you are not menopausal), you will continue to produce estrogen at the same level as before the surgery. You really need to ask if the ovaries were removed. If the ovaries were removed, estrogen levels drop quickly. ...Read more

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What could cause me to stop producing estrogen even though i've not had a hysterectomy & gyn says i'm not in menopause but has no idea why?

What could cause me to stop producing estrogen even though i've not had a hysterectomy & gyn says i'm not in menopause but has no idea why?

Several causes: If the ovaries fail prematurely it could be one cause. Has your gyn checked your pituitary gland? Your adrenals? Your liver? Have you gotten very thin? Theses are all areas i would suggest looking into. ...Read more

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How come a woman who has had a hysterectomy and only takes estrogen replacement, doesn't become estrogen dominant without the progesterone?

How come a woman who has had a hysterectomy and only takes estrogen replacement, doesn't become estrogen dominant without the progesterone?

Because the theory: Is flawed. Estrogen dominance is a theory about a metabolic state where the level of estrogen outweighs the level of Progesterone in the body. This is said to be caused by a decrease in Progesterone without a subsequent decrease in estrogen. The theory is popular among natural health practitioners, but is generally not recognized by mainstream medicine. It's another internet scam. ...Read more

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Total hysterectomy 1 year ago. I have been on estrogen .075 patches for a year. Lately I have been tired and bloating. Could I need higher dose?

Total hysterectomy  1 year ago. I have been on estrogen .075 patches for a year. Lately I have been tired and bloating. Could I need higher dose?

Most likely: Most likely yes either you need higher dose or different delivery mechanism either way you need to discuss it with your doctor and talk about the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy thank you for using health tap and good luck ...Read more

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5 months ago i had supracervical hysterectomy/ bilateral oophorectomy. Now taking estrogen. I day of spotting 28 days apart in the last 2 months.

5 months ago i had supracervical hysterectomy/ bilateral oophorectomy. Now taking estrogen.  I day of spotting 28 days apart in the last 2 months.

Not unusual: One of the drawbacks to supracervical hysterectomy is some bleeding afterwards-approximately 17% of women will experience cyclic bleeding. Cautery of cervical stump may eliminate it or stopping estrogen. ...Read more

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Had TOTAL hysterectomy at age32,does losing estrogen cause premature ageing from being thrown into menopause,if not estrogen what hormones can be caus?

Premature: menopause can alter your body's metabolism. There is some difference of opinion, but many physicians would have given you a few years of estrogen replacement therapy. Other medical problems are also possible, and you need a full evaluation with your physician. ...Read more

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Should i start taking estrogen as I have under gone hysterectomy 6 years back , one ovary removed, I am 46 years of age .Worried about facial wrinkles.

Should i start taking estrogen as I have under gone hysterectomy  6 years back , one ovary removed, I am 46 years of age .Worried about facial wrinkles.

Not for wrinkles : The current recommendations are to use hormone replacement therapy for moderate to severe perimenopausal symptoms. Wrinkles (or fear of wrinkles) do not fall into that category. ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. It quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can I still get ovarian cancer?

Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. It quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can I still get ovarian cancer?

Yes, you can.: Any ovary can develop ovarian cancer, even if it has stopped producing estrogen. In fact, the risk for ovarian cancer increases with age. The median age at diagnosis is 63. The good news is that ovarian cancer is rare, and accounts for only 1.3% of all new cancer cases in the U.S. ...Read more

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44 years old...hysterectomy leaving one ovary 3 yrs ago. Blood test showed estrogen at 708.6 and progesterone at 0.5. I am worried something is wrong

44 years old...hysterectomy leaving one ovary 3 yrs ago. Blood test showed estrogen at 708.6 and progesterone at 0.5. I am worried something is  wrong

Normal levels: Just because you have no uterus only one ovary does not mean that you do not continue to cycle and to ovulate. These levels are normal a little before ovulation. The usefulness of checking these levels in the first place is questionable. ...Read more

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My hair is long breaking and coming out badly, had hysterectomy on estrogen, take biotin I'm also anemic. What can i do to help my hair stop comin out?

See dermatology: Witchy just you ask your physician to have you see a dermatologist. Then perhaps a correct diagnosis can be made. There are a variety of causes hair loss and you may have one of them diagnosable ...Read more

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Is it safe to take estrogen after having had a hysterectomy for endometrial cancer?

Is it safe to take estrogen after having had a hysterectomy for endometrial cancer?

Not usually: You need to ask your oncologist. I can't answer this question without knowing your endometrial cancer stage and type. Usually, ert is not recommended & fortunately for you not always needed. There are effective treatments for menopause symptoms, osteoporosis protection, or any hypo-esrogenic problems you may have. Good luck & don't forget to ask your doc. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more