Can bilateral oopherectomy cause arthritis as well as osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis.? Yes on that, but maybe on the arthritis, since estrogen levels drop and many women develop male dominant spondylitis at middle age. I did notice you take tamoxifen. Evista (raloxifene) would be better for bones and equally effective in breast ca prevention, although not fda approved!

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How can I be sure that it was a bilateral oopherectomy and the use of arimidex (anastrozole) that caused my osteoporosis and how could it have been stopped or helpd?

Osteoporosis. Arimidex and oophorectomy both can cause osteoporosis. Oophorectomy because you lose the estogen they produce Arimidex lists bone softening as one of the potential side effects. Probably no absolute way to prevent it. Calcium , vitamin d, wt bearing exercise. If you can take estrogen, or non hormonal like Evista can help. Talk to doc for options available based on your medical conditions. Read more...
Yes. Armidex use is associated with bone loss and increased risk of fracture.
In light of this, patients who are on Armidex, should have a comprehensive evaluation including DEXA scan for osteoporosis.
please review information about calcium and vitamin D supplementation
https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/calciumvitamin-d
Based upon the risk factors, will likely need pharmacological treatment.
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Can bilateral oopherectomy cause someone to have osteoporosis and is there a way to stop it from worsening?

Yes. Ovarian removal obviously lowers estrogen dramatically, which can lead to increasing rates of bone loss and possibly osteoporosis. Calcium, vitamin d and exercise are important. Estrogen can be prescribed if you and your doctor agree to use it. There are other medications which can prevent bone loss. Talk w/your doctor to see if you need them. Read more...
Depends. Premature (<45-50 years) surgical menopause because of oophorectomy is a risk factor for osteoporosis.
Treatment of premature menopause will include hormone replacement. Decision for hormone replacement should be made based upon the risk factors.

If oopherectomy is is done after menopause, this should not influence osteoporosis. Read more...

Should a treating gynecologist know that surgical bilateral oopherectomy and arimidex (anastrozole) would cause severe osteoporosis and when should she monitor it?

That should B on the. Radar screen, but there are not clear guidelines. Depends on when this was performed but oncologists also should follow this and often do. One consideration would be raloxifene. It works on bone and some organs like estrogen, in the breast it blocks estrogen, just like tamoxifen. It may not b a bad option. Good luck, appears on hrt, should help bone, why arimidex (anastrozole)? Read more...

If given a bilat oopherectomy and aromatose inhibitors for breast cancer would the doctor know that these can cause osteoporosis & what should she do?

Refer to answer. Most drs know about this, however sometimes there are not too many choices. Best to minimize the side effects take 800mcg folic acid+ vit d3 1000 iu once a day. Take also whole milk cheese low salt 4 day/ week for brakfast + add no salt butter to cooking with low heath( has vit k2). Read more...
I would hope so... You are at risk for bone loss and need to have biannual bone density scans to monitor it. Depending on this, you may need vitamin d and calcium supplements and maybe even bisphosphonates like Boniva (ibandronate) or fosamax. I'm sure your oncologist would know. Read more...
YOU know! It sounds like you are aware of the risk, so tell your doctor! it is great that you are thinking about this. Yes, you are at risk for losing bone, so you need to know 1. Where you are starting (what your bone density is now) 2. Your vitamin d level, and 3. How much your bone density changes in 1-2 years. Keep up weight-bearing exercise like walking, and keep up the conversation with your doc! Read more...