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I am three weeks post op from a subtotal hysterectomy, removal of both ovaries and removal of a giant ovarian cyst. The cyst was enormous , over 30 cms/11pints, and I was told before my op I would need HRT, but couldn't start until the histology results were back for the cyst. I have now had confirmation that all was benign so need to make some decisions about managing this surgical menopause. I am aware that being thrown into menopause due to ovary removal means I can expect severe symptoms, but so far I have only experienced night sweats. That said early days.
I would like some advice on HRT. I have read about bioidentucal HRT, but don't know if it is just hype. There are also gels, creams, implants, tablets, oestrogen only or combined HRT. I just need to hear what has worked for others. I have no family history of cancer, but I do of heart disease. I myself am healthy but I am about five stone overweight. I would like to protect myself against osteoporosis, that is my main priority I think. I am 47 and had not started the menopause before my op. Any anecdotal advice much appreciated.
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