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Low Estrogen Symptoms After Hysterectomy
Is it concerning to wake up and your breast leaked a little spot. I'm 42 have had a hysterectomy and estrogen is low. ?
HRT for life: Yes and you might actually live longer as shown in large studies. ...Read more
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
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?
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
Questioning reading of 255 estrogen reading on recent labs !289 estrogen reading! Is this harmful I'm 60. Had complete hysterectomy at 40.
I had a hysterectomy had everything took out taking and taking estrogen will it cause some sort of cancer?
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
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
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
Having a robotic hysterectomy what are some non estrogen alternatives for hot flashes also weight gain. Recovery time?
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
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
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?
? 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
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
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
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
5 months ago i had supracervical hysterectomy/ bilateral oophorectomy. Now taking estrogen. I day of spotting 28 days apart in the last 2 months.
Had TOTAL hysterectomy at age32,does losing estrogen cause premature ageing from being thrown into menopause,if not estrogen what hormones can be caus?
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
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
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
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