Estrogen side effects after hysterectomy

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I've tried 3 different non HRT prescriptions (clonidin, Effexor, Cymbalta) and the side-effects are not worth the relief from the symptons. Has your doctor said anything about going on estrogen replacement? Mine is reluctant because she said it could cause endo to re-occur elsewhere in my body. are you having any menopause symptoms?
But I will only do this if I feel that the information on life after a hysterectomy appears to be bearable. I have two young children, and don't plan to have anymore, so it is probably more from a hormonal/exercise point of view.
I fared much better with the pain after my hysterectomy compared to after my first surgery, where they kept everything, although my bladder was a real trial since they cut a 2 cm chunk out of the wall of it. And if you have any endometriosis, know that HRT- the estrogen, even a tiny dose can potentially make microscopic endometrial implants that the surgeons miss grow and even can have the potential to change the implant to cancer. That is why I'm not taking any HRT.
And, as you all know, too, once I started the Progesterone nine months after my surgery and and after being on on estrogen only (I was on Vivelle Patch and it is a bio), well, my life improved dramatically. ......Again, if you mention it to your doctors, don't let it be confused with ProgesTIN...the two seem to have fallen into that pit of interchangeable words, and they are not interchangeable.
As for life changing dramatically it can be in bad side effects like Bobbi indicates or it can be living a life not worrying about excess bleeding , chronic pain etc...it varies..by all means its your decison not your doctors yours...study well on everything...and if you do get the operation...follow all doctors orders if your unhappy with anything advocate for yourself dont stop trying for help until you recieve it and are happy.
It is hard to know for sure what is causing your symptoms. But since the symptoms started after the estrogen, the two could be related. If you are having chest pain and dizzy and short of breath, it might be a good idea to speak with your internist and have your heart checked and let them listen to your lungs and do a good physical exam. If there are more symptoms with higher dosages of estrogen, might need less and not more estrogen. First go and have your internist check you out.
But all meds, even aspirin, can have side effects I take hormones because I had a complete hysterectomy. It is a personal choice as long as the patient has never had cancer or any other risk factors. I would recommend that your mom see her Gynecologist every single year for a breast exam, mammogram and of course a pelvic exam to make sure everything is fine.
She just completed 6 rounds of IP chemo about a month ago (cisplatin and taxol). The side effects were rough, especially the acid reflux. Anyway, she is considered to be in remission as of a few weeks ago. Yah!! She is complaining of getting hot flashes again though. Has anyone else experienced this?? Is this normal?? We are just worried that this means something bad is going on?? She is to begin maintenance chemo next week for 12 cycles of Taxol. Thanks for ur replys.
I had a medically induced menopause..horrible side effects untill i went on hrt..my ovaries where taken also thougth.. I have been a member here for a while and have answered alot of hysterectomy/ menopause questions..you are definatley on to something..case after case of women whose intact ovaries are effected by the removal of the uterus..hormones are effected..if this is a corellation to her past phycosis I dont know and ultimatley it doesnt even matter..
Most women do not handle the extra molecule that makes the synthetic estrogen the synthetic that it is well and that is when the awful side effects as well as the estrogen dominance (Estrogen, no matter the source, needs to be balanced with Bioidentical or Botanical Progesterone) can cause all sorts of havoc and actually don't address the problems you have after a surgical menopause but only mask the problems with drugs.
Some say uterus stores the hormones produced over night, others say after a hysterectomy some of the vessels that feed the ovaries and cut. Rapid decrease causes anger or fear, rapid increase causes joy. There is a degree of estrogen the brain considers normal. I guess ERT can't be prescribed too soon after surgery as the body did not decide yet what is the normal level it'll stabilise to. If it is true uterus is a storage for hormones then a nap at noon makes you feel better.
for about 2 years I suffered and they started after my radical hysterectomy (started about 3 months after) and were discovered during a colonoscopy, which made that procedure very uncomfortable...otherwise it would not have been too bad. You might want to ask your doctor about this since you are having some bladder problems, but it is essentially a very deep massage. I put updated info at the bottom just verifying that this really did work (for me at least!)....hoping this helps.
after my hysterectomy at 45yrs old I am gaining weight fast...never had mood swings or sweats...taking no harmones..does anything help?Trying all over the counter pills and etc. nothing working...HELP!!
When I went back for my 4 wk checkup the doctor asked me a lot of questions, one was if I had a period and I told him yes. He then informed me that some women do have periods after a hysterectomy. AFTER HAVING A 2ND PERIOD SINCE SURGERY I AM WONDERING IF THIS IS NORMAL OR NOT????? Everyone says it isn't.
What did the savella side effects do to some people i hear they are horrible?
Has anyone experienced any bad side effects from the hcg shots? I am administering them myself and just want to know what to look out for.
Could these symptoms be side effects of the patch, or are they from the hysterectomy? I'm using the same weight loss plan (Weight Watchers), exercising (aerobic and light weights), with no success. I'm 5'10" and weigh around 180 pounds... The symptom, except for the underarm pains, remind me of when I took birth control pills in my early 20s.
Hi: I forgot to include this question in my last post. I am postmenopausal (about a year and a half) & am scheduled for a complete hysterectomy. I read a lot about physical/emotion effects of hysterectomies on premenopausal women, but can't find any information about the physical and emotional effect on women who've already gone through menopause. Is there still some hormonal effect on 'p. m.' women?
1. Osteopenia 2. Polyps on Liver I came off Tamoxifen after 2.5 years as it had no effect on me, my estrodial was about four times higher than it should have been and I had ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids, so had an abdominal hysterectomy, with oopherectomy. What I wold also like to know is, do I need to be on Arimidex after the oopherectomy, isnt that enough to stop the Estrodial?.
I have not heard of one women be unhappy with the results,,,of course there is surgical pain , post op recovery and instant menopause, it is simply something that must be dealt with after a hysterectomy, Have you Meli seen a Nurse Practioner who specialises in bIHRT?
I have never taken any type of pill besides vitamins. My doctor has me on cenestin. I asked for the most natural less side effects hormone.,I have heard hrt cause cancer and sorts of other issues if you use for long term. Which I obviously will. I'm a bit apprehensive to go to a compounding pharmacy because they are so controversial. I read your post and you seem to be very knowledgable. Do you have any pointers for me?
The medical literature clearly shows the adverse effects of ovary removal or induced ovarian failure that may occur after some gynecologic procedures (such as hysterectomy, endometrial ablation, tubals). For women with endometriosis who have their ovaries removed, any remaining endo implants are a source of estrogen. These implants can delay or cushion the blows of "surgical menopause.
I am extremely nervous about it as my mother also had a full hysterectomy and started bleeding after 20 years. She died 2 years later from rectal cancer that spread from her abdominal area. I do have a doctors appointment but I am very uncomfortable about him doing a pap. He makes me feel that all this **** is in my head...
You can quit taking it any time that you either a) feel it isn't giving you the response that you hoped for or b) is causing side effects. If you take a low dose of estrogen/testosterone and continue to eat the same diet and do the same amount of exercise you won't gain weight. IF you do start gaining, then stop the hormone therapy, or lower the dose. It is not an absolute!
Hello, What you are having are hormonal effects after hysterectomy. Please consult a gynecologist and get a complete hormone panel done: FSH, LH, estrogen, progesterone, androgens and prolactin. If they are found to be in menopausal levels then, hormone replacement therapy will help a lot. Even if the ovaries are not removed, post hysterectomy many women suffer from such symptoms.
Can I take a lower dose or cream that would possibly lessen these side effects? I would prefer to take only the estrogen, but my doctor is concerned that it could stimulate the regrowth of endometriosis. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi Donna, I was overweight after my hysterectomy and I was told the same thing about fat cells making oestrogen . I never had any HRT but never suffered any hot flushes or other menopausal symptoms . Good luck and best wishes on tuesday .
3 which is one of the rare side effects. At that time I was changed to Femera, shortly after that I had vaginal bleeding so they did a D/C and 2 weeks later I started bleeding again. This time for 10 days and using super plus every hour, That is we they (dr) decided that I needed a Hysterectomy. After some research I found out that bleeding is one of the rare side effects of Femera. Yes I have had my hormones checked several times and I am offically in menapause. Any Suggestions???
However, with estrogen positive breast cancer and a recurrence, many oncologists feel the negative side of removing the ovaries is worth the downside of the side effects. Talk to another gyn or have your oncologist suggest a second opinion person. It is also important to prepare for the side effects. Have a mental health professional in place to deal with the impact of being a young woman with a recurrent cancer.
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