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What causes extreme temperature symptoms with history of hysterectomy?

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Posted on Fri, 1 Aug 2014
Question: I am 69 and in pretty good shape, I keep active . however I have some health issues for one I have times that I get extremely hot and then in a few min. cool, I had a hysterectomy at a early age, I have been taking lowest dosage estrace for many years , I mentioned this to my doc, but she didn't seem to be concerned, I take meds for high blood pressure and cholesterol and Prilosec for acid reflux. and I have lichen planus in my mouth that I take a couple supplements for to try and help. there are times I can hardly stand my mouth. I had a cancer test done on my mouth, but so far it is ok. oh I also take pristiq 100mg
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Answered by Dr. Lizabeth Sloane (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Continue medications, examine affect on oral health

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I am glad to answer your inquiry and thank you for your interest in Healthcare Magic.

You can try to adjust the level of your hormone medication to see if this results in any decrease in extreme temperature symptoms. I do not think you should be concerned that you are still taking hormone therapy medication. Your prior history of an early age hysterectomy should not subject you to the same extreme changes experienced by menopausal women. Discuss the possibility with your doctor. The thyroid gland should be considered as the source of temperature variation and further evaluated with your age. Consider testing for this. Bone density testing and establishing a baseline can be considered if you have osteoporosis in your family history or are concerned about your bone health.

Your blood pressure needs to be stable and medications may need to be modified. Make sure you check medication and blood levels on a regular basis.

Your oral health can be affected by all your health conditions and changes experienced as we age. Lichen planus, having an autoimmune origin, can only be treated as far as your symptoms go. If you have severe symptoms, consider consulting your dentist for a steroid prescription. Some of your medications may cause tender and bleeding gums. Do you feel you have a dry mouth? Do you have a decrease in saliva? This is a common side effect of medications. Acid reflux can also affect your mouth. The acid content is hard on your tissues as well as may cause an increase in decay.
Simple measures you can do at home include keeping well hydrated. This is very important.
Make sure you follow a proper diet with balanced vitamins. Make sure you do not have any deficiencies.
Keep up with regular daily dental care and routine dental exams.
Anti-inflammatory medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen may be taken to reduce discomfort.
Also, you can consider taking the antihistamine Benadryl to relieve swelling and inflammatory discomfort.
Avoiding all irritants such as smoking, alcohol, spicy and acidic foods may also offer relief.
Warm saltwater rinses have a cleansing and soothing effect for the mouth.
There are toothpastes and other dental products available for use with dry mouth or sensitive teeth.
Prescription compound mouth rinses, known as Magic Mouthwash, can include a combination of ingredients to relieve mouth discomfort.
I recommend that you review your medical history with your dentist to fully evaluate if any of your medical conditions are having a negative effect on your oral health.


I am glad to answer additional questions. Please provide me any additional details and I will be glad to make additional suggestions.
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What causes extreme temperature symptoms with history of hysterectomy?

Brief Answer: Continue medications, examine affect on oral health Detailed Answer: Hello, I am glad to answer your inquiry and thank you for your interest in Healthcare Magic. You can try to adjust the level of your hormone medication to see if this results in any decrease in extreme temperature symptoms. I do not think you should be concerned that you are still taking hormone therapy medication. Your prior history of an early age hysterectomy should not subject you to the same extreme changes experienced by menopausal women. Discuss the possibility with your doctor. The thyroid gland should be considered as the source of temperature variation and further evaluated with your age. Consider testing for this. Bone density testing and establishing a baseline can be considered if you have osteoporosis in your family history or are concerned about your bone health. Your blood pressure needs to be stable and medications may need to be modified. Make sure you check medication and blood levels on a regular basis. Your oral health can be affected by all your health conditions and changes experienced as we age. Lichen planus, having an autoimmune origin, can only be treated as far as your symptoms go. If you have severe symptoms, consider consulting your dentist for a steroid prescription. Some of your medications may cause tender and bleeding gums. Do you feel you have a dry mouth? Do you have a decrease in saliva? This is a common side effect of medications. Acid reflux can also affect your mouth. The acid content is hard on your tissues as well as may cause an increase in decay. Simple measures you can do at home include keeping well hydrated. This is very important. Make sure you follow a proper diet with balanced vitamins. Make sure you do not have any deficiencies. Keep up with regular daily dental care and routine dental exams. Anti-inflammatory medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen may be taken to reduce discomfort. Also, you can consider taking the antihistamine Benadryl to relieve swelling and inflammatory discomfort. Avoiding all irritants such as smoking, alcohol, spicy and acidic foods may also offer relief. Warm saltwater rinses have a cleansing and soothing effect for the mouth. There are toothpastes and other dental products available for use with dry mouth or sensitive teeth. Prescription compound mouth rinses, known as Magic Mouthwash, can include a combination of ingredients to relieve mouth discomfort. I recommend that you review your medical history with your dentist to fully evaluate if any of your medical conditions are having a negative effect on your oral health. I am glad to answer additional questions. Please provide me any additional details and I will be glad to make additional suggestions.