Estrogen only

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Hi . anyone on here have had a hysterectomy and take estrogen only hrt. have you found it helped?

With what symptoms?

I always thought hrt increased the risk of breast cancer. But just watched a few videos that rhe breast clinic advised me to watch on menopause matters . That has educated me a bit more on menopause and due to my hysterectomy causing menopause abruptly . It's seems better if I do take estrogen only hrt by patch. any one any advice

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    hi i havent had a hysterecotomy but i went through menopause for 4 uears and was t picked up when it was my estrogen level was so low i had to go on estroven patch only 150 and they have worked amazingly and no side affects but i was advised to have a mirena coil fitted to lower my chances of cervical cancer as im higher risk die to the lack of estrogen hope helpful xx

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    Hello, I haven't had a hysterectomy either sorry so not sure, but I've been on bhrt since last year I'm 43. All I will say is that I avoided taking hrt for the last 25 years because of the cancer risk. I think the whole breast cancer argument has moved on now but all of the health issues I have (ovarian failure, low iron, osteoporis, ulcerative colitis, graves disease, hypothyroidism, auto immune disorders ) was caused by the lack of hormones. If I had my time over again I would do it. You hear in the media about the risks of taking hrt but you never hear about the terrible impact of not taking. Best of luck xxx

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    Hi.. o no that must be awful for you. Yes the breast cancer risk put me off . But after watching video last night if I get ok on fri that groin and hip is not ovarian . I start estrogen patch . Just worried about groin/ pelvis swelling . take care x

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    Hi Barney,

    I had a hysterectomy at 30 years old. I am now 56. I have been on HRT estrogen patch. The benefits far out way the possible side effects. I have been working my way down on dosage. I am now at 0.25. There was a time when I let all the media hype scare me away from it. I came off of it. It was not good. I went in and talked with my Doc (which is a woman), and collectively we decided I would go back on. That was about 10 years ago. No regrets. My bones are strong, and even though I have dealt with some menopausal symptoms. They have been mild, and manageable on the patch. That's my story. Hope it brings you some comfort.

    Wishing you all the best!

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      Hi Kim. aww lov hearing stories l8ke yours. I'm in it just over a year. I'm lucky my symptoms are mild at present. But I'm hoping with hrt help prevent osteoporosis , dementia etc if I take it to I'm 51 . I do some weight training to help bones. x

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