Could I take estrogen (Premarin) after a complete hysterectomy?
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Posted Sat, 23 Nov 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 57 minutes later
Brief Answer: Shorter period is preferable Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query. Usually hormone replacement therapy is advised for a shorter period. When used for a shorter period like around 5 years, the benefits overweigh the risks. If you want to continue for a longer period, you have to continue with regular checkups including ultrasound abdomen and pelvis, mammogram, coagulation profile etc. If possible you can use alternative medicines like phytoestogens, calcium supplements for osteoporosis, diet including vegetables rich in estrogen like soya etc. Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer followup queries. If you are satisfied with the answer, please give your review at the end of the discussion. Take care.