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endo discovered no hrt, What did you do? endo discovered no hrt, What did you do?

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Unread 08-08-2004, 12:03 AM
endo discovered no hrt, What did you do?

Hello Sister,

The pathology from my hyster reported I had endo on ovaries, vagina & uterus, also adenomysis & benign ovarian cyst.
I really hadnt even considered having endo, was planning on bio hrt.

Dr now says no hrt & wont be seeing him for another 6weeks.

I have only been suffering night sweats, which I used to get on occassion anyway. So dont seem to be suffering menopause symptoms much.

What Im concerned about is
vaginal atrophy would progesterone cream help?
aging (Im only 36)

I am intending to see a dr who pescribes bio-hrt after Ive seen the gyno, but would like to hear what other endo sisters have done.

All in all I feel pretty fantastic and have been suprised at the lack of pain! Only taking a couple of panadol today.

Thanks in advance

Cheers from

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Unread 08-08-2004, 03:34 AM
endo discovered no hrt, What did you do?


I can't do HRT either, not having too many probs, I'm 38. Night time hot flashes but otherwise fine. I read somewhere that vaginal atrophy can be prevented by having sex at least once a week. Use it or lose it! Don't know how scientific that is, but I'm going for it anyway.

Ask your doctor about bone density medication to prevent osteoporosis. That is the one thing my doctor thought I needed, so I'm on fosamax, which is non hormonal.

Good luck!
Unread 08-08-2004, 06:11 AM
endo discovered no hrt, What did you do?

Can I ask folks? - Why can't you take HRT? The HRT was kinda foisted on me. I was going in for uterus only, but when they went in discovered endo all over the back of uterus - with ovaries, bowel / cervix / bladder stuck together.

Next day a nurse stuck a HRT patch on and said I had to have it for the bone density problem (osteo - can't spell). I wasn't sure about it as I'd heard the bad press. But I have to say I'm feeling aboslutely fine - in fact better than in ages. But am curious for information about other peoples HRT issues,

Thanks for any info.,

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Unread 08-08-2004, 07:55 AM
endo discovered no hrt, What did you do?

One school of thought is that HRT can encourage any remaining endo to grow, while withholding or postponing HRT will give the endometrial implants a chance to shrink and be absorbed by the body. (the same premise that the hormonal treatments like Danocrine that stop your periods use, and the reason why some doctors "prescribe" pregnancy for treatment). The clinical trials give mixed results from what I've read.

I will probably not have HRT, at least not for 9 months, I think my doc said. At about 4 weeks, I started having pretty major hot flashes and night sweats. I also got bad headaches (I hardly ever got headaches before). I started taking Black Cohosh (herb Pharm brand) in liquid form, one dropperful in about 2 oz. of water 2-4 times a day (# of doses depended on if I remembered it!). I did this religiously for about 3 weeks.

Then I started to forget to take it regularly, and now I don't think I've had a hot flash in over a week. Still have the headaches, but not every day. So, I might start taking it again.

I'm not saying it's a wonder drug, but it sure helped me!! My doc also mentioned something for osteoporosis, and I want to get back to weight training. I've been walking 45 minutes to a hour a day, and another 15-20 minute walk later (I have a big dog). I just bought some new running shoes, so I think once I get this other pain resolved, I'm going to start running again. For now, though, brisk walking is good.

I have also heard once or twice a week with sex (or vaginal weights if you don't have a partner - I think that's what they call them), or with a "mail-order partner" will keep you healthy. I might just pop in to my nearest shop to take a look at "goods". Medical reasons, right? <blush>

Esme (can I make this post anonymous??)
Unread 08-08-2004, 01:26 PM
endo discovered no hrt, What did you do?

Hi Dylan,

The reason I can't have HRT was that I had hormone receptor positive breast cancer - which means that type of cancer feeds on oestrogen. So for me the less hormones, the better. I also take tamoxifen, which blocks the receptors in any remaining cancer cells, so the idea is to starve them.

Unread 08-10-2004, 12:31 AM
endo discovered no hrt, What did you do?

I had total hyst with both ovaries removed July 2nd. While in recovery doc put patch on me, and I have been on hrt since then. Doc told me that I had no new endo, it was old scaring and adhesions. When he removed uterus and ovaries, he checked all organs around that area and saw no sign of old or new endo. Should I be concerned about taking hrt? If there was no new or active endo then I should be cleared for hrt, right?

Any suggestions???
Unread 08-10-2004, 04:13 AM
endo discovered no hrt, What did you do?

There is another string which I've just put my tuppence (UK Term) worth in - "Endo on the Bowels, couldn't get it off".
I had sah, removing both ovaries, (they were stuck to my womb with endo). My cervix was stuck to my bladder and bowel. My bowel was worst affected and they couldn't remove all of the new endo which was there without damaging my bowel. I had a patch put on immediately after surgery, and I was concerned about the HRT effect on the Endo, but have been assured that it shouldnt cause it to flare up. Have a look at the other string.
Unread 08-10-2004, 06:33 AM
endo discovered no hrt, What did you do?

No Hrt for me either because of the cancer. My Dr. says I can try some natural remedies if I have any symptoms. Luckily, I'm doing great right now!

Unread 08-10-2004, 08:43 AM
endo discovered no hrt, What did you do?

I had my hyst purely for the endo, I had it everywhere and it caused alot of pain. However, both my docs agreed that the dose of hormones that I'd get from HRT is so much smaller than what I had normally made myself, so it was safe for me to take estrogen. I don't take progesterone though. My docs were more concerned about the fact that I am still young and would adjust badly to not having hormones at all.
I still pay attention to any pains I get, but so far, nothing.
Good luck finding something to help you. I know it can be a tricky road.

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