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23 Feb 2004

Post-Hysterectomy Hormone Hassles!
Please help. I had a complete hysterectomy at a relatively young age. I was put on 1mg of Oestrofem 3 years ago. After a FSH blood test my GP found my oestrogen count to be 2300, which he reckons is double what it should be. I now have to take the tablets every second day and have a follow-up test in 3 months. Why would my body still be producing oestrogen when both ovaries were removed?Is there any other course of action to help alleviate these hideous pre-menstrual type symptoms sooner? Thanks!
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Your body can produce oestrogen from other sources. Oestrogen is present in fat, for example, so obese wmen tend to have higher oestrogen levels. I suspect that most of your oestrogen is coming from your Oestrofem though.
If both ovaries were removed, you need to be sure that no fragments were left behind,as these can also produce oestrogen.

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