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Do I need to have my hormone levels checked 10 + years after hysterectomy?

By Anonymous January 11, 2015 - 6:37am
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I had a hysterectomy over 10 years ago due to endometriosis. The dr took EVERYTHING. Initially we waited a few months before starting any kind of HRT for fear of causing the endo to flare. I ended up with sever hot flashes and was put on HRT for a few months then weaned off. My gyno is no longer practicing and I haven't seen another one in almost 3 years. My question is, should I have my hormone levels checked? I am having occasional hot flashes (nothing severe) but can't seem to lose weight no matter what I do and have no energy (I have seasonal depression and it;s winter here so that may be part of the issue however I am on meds for it. Thoughts?

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Hello, and thank you for sharing your question with the community. I'd love to give you some advice on the matter.

You should definitely see a gynecologist since you are still having symptoms even though you say they are mild.  You did not mention your age, but I do want to mention that if menopause could be a factor then you should talk to the gynecologist about how that plays into your symptoms as well.  

The medication can be a factor as well, but it is not certain what is causing your symptoms until you first check hormonal imbalances and menopause.

In your case, process of elimination will be best.  So first thing to do is get your hormonal levels checked.

Let us know if you have any more questions.


January 11, 2015 - 7:34pm
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