OB GYN

Ob-Gyn questions? Ask a gynecologist online.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

OB GYN
This answer was rated:

When do ovaries stop producing hormones? I had a partial

hysterectomy 4 years ago along...
When do ovaries stop producing hormones? I had a partial hysterectomy 4 years ago along with mesh for prolapsed bladder which fell in 6 days. I now have to have sling removed and will have bladder suspension but dr. wants to take ovaries as well which I would like to keep as feel need the hormones. I take a low dose 0.375 Vivelle Dot patch and feel need higher dose as have been agitated, depressed and many other symptoms of hormone imbalance.
I am afraid if ovaries are removed I will be even more deficient than I am already.
thank you for your help- confused and anxious
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Answered in 6 minutes by:
7/17/2013
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 9,048
Experience: MD (Obst&Gynecology). More than 20 years practise in private practice
Verified
Hello,
Welcome and thank you for your question. I am Dr.Mazumdar and I hope I'm able to help you with your medical problem today.
Ovaries stop producing hormones after the menopause. the amount of estrogen produced by the ovaries start decreasing at around the age of 40 years and by the time menopause occurs, the level of estrogen produced is minimal.
You can ask your doctor for a test for a hormone known as FSH - the level of FSH will tell you if you are menopausal. You can also get a test done for estrogen levels.
At 53 years, it is likely that you are producing very minimal estrogens and removal of the ovaries will not have any impact on its level.
Your doctor probably wants to remove the ovaries to remove any risk of ovarian cancers, common at this age.
Please get the blood tests done and decide on whether you want the ovaries to be kept or not.
I hope this helps.
Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Customer reply replied 4 years ago

I have been under an extreme amount of stress and do not know if I should increase hormones or wait until after surgery to see if symptoms dissipate? thanks

LeAnn,
Please wait till after the surgery to decide if you should increase the hormones.
Stress can cause hormonal imbalance and it is very likely that after the surgery is over, your hormonal levels will balance spontaneously.
I hope this helps.
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 9,048
Experience: MD (Obst&Gynecology). More than 20 years practise in private practice
Verified
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar and 87 other OB GYN Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr.M.D.Mazumdar Your Own Question
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, Doctor
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 9,048
9,048 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MD (Obst&Gynecology). More than 20 years practise in private practice

Dr.M.D.Mazumdar is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. C.

Dr. C.

Board Certified

2,537 satisfied customers

30 years of experience and an award-winning educator.

Monika Hearne, M.D.

Monika Hearne, M.D.

Board Certified OB/GYN

5,752 satisfied customers

With experience and compassion, I treat my patients like family.

Dr. Charles

Dr. Charles

OB/GYN (Doctor)

141 satisfied customers

Board Certified. Solo practice for 8 years; delivered more than 1300 infants and performed more than 800 surgeries.

Dr. K.

Dr. K.

MD

2,298 satisfied customers

Board certified OB/GYN with 20 years of experience.

DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS

DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS

CONSULTANT GYNAECOLOGIST

1,651 satisfied customers

MBBS(CAL)MD(G&O)

Dr.JBB

Dr.JBB

Board Certified OB/GYN

1,293 satisfied customers

15 yrs experience in Women's Health, Pelvic reconstruction and Incontinence

Dr. Lawrence

Dr. Lawrence

OB/GYN

822 satisfied customers

Board Certified OB/GYN and accomplished educator

< Previous | Next >

Related OB GYN Questions
I had a hysterectomy 8 years a go leaning my ovaries.
Second opinion] I had a hysterectomy 8 years a go leaning my ovaries. Recently due to a single symptom of extreme exhaustion a 2.2cm cyst had been found on my right ovary. My estrogen level is a stagg… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,047 satisfied customers
I had a a complete hysterectomy Aug 30. Ovaries, uterus and
I had a a complete hysterectomy Aug 30. Ovaries, uterus and cervix. I had very little bleeding, no complications. I go for a final post op in Dec. I am not supposed to have intercourse until after tha… read more
Dr. Mo
Dr. Mo
Urgent Care
MD
1,263 satisfied customers
I had a hysterectomy 8 years a go leaning my ovaries.
I had a hysterectomy 8 years a go leaning my ovaries. Recently due to a single symptom of extreme exhaustion a 2.2cm cyst had been found on my right ovary. My estrogen level is a staggering 990. I an … read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
746 satisfied customers
Have had hysterectomy including ovaries 25 years ago, today
Have had hysterectomy including ovaries 25 years ago, today am having vaginal bleeding. not using HRT. … read more
Dr. Juran
Dr. Juran
Physician, Partner
Doctoral Degree
197 satisfied customers
If a patient is ovulating and ovary age/bloodwork and
Hi if a patient is ovulating and ovary age/bloodwork and everything looks great, why would an ob/gyn recommend femara? The patient is taking vivance during this trying to get pregnant stage. I get it … read more
Dr. Juran
Dr. Juran
Physician, Partner
Doctoral Degree
197 satisfied customers
I had a supracervical hysterectomy 6 1/2 years ago while
I had a supracervical hysterectomy 6 1/2 years ago while under my doctor also removed my left ovary . I most resently started getting hot flashes, nausea ,dizziness and light headed. I would imagine f… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,416 satisfied customers
I am in surgical menopause after removal of my ovaries. On
I am in surgical menopause after removal of my ovaries. On HRT therapy as I am 37 years old. I began to have a clear watery discharge that has soaked my underwear. Is this anything to be concerned abo… read more
Doctor John MD
Doctor John MD
Urgent Care and Sports Medicine Doctor
Doctoral Degree
535 satisfied customers
Have been having issues related to menopause (burning,
Have been having issues related to menopause (burning, swelling, irritation), now experiencing bleeding in the vestibule, in a crevice between the urethra and vaginal opening...actually where my episi… read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
746 satisfied customers
Can this liquid estrogen same as a1.25mg estrogen pill, I am
can this liquid estrogen same as a1.25mg estrogen pill … read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
729 satisfied customers
I have a prolapsed Bladder and I just noticed tonight either
I have a prolapsed Bladder and I just noticed tonight either a tear or an ulcer that is bleeding some on the vaginal wall that is protruding as a result of the prolapsed bladder. Is this an emergency?… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,622 satisfied customers
Ultrasound of ovaries by vaginal entry showed one ovary
ultrasound of ovaries by vaginal entry showed one ovary right awAY' BUT manipulation of what looked to be a fatty mass took about 3 minutes the other to locate Frequent urination and unable to hold ur… read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,270 satisfied customers
I had a hysterectomy due to endemetriosis my ovaries were
i had a hysterectomy due to endemetriosis my ovaries were left in and i have a cyst plus for 9 days everymonth i have severe pain and menstruate internally (gynae saw this on ultrasound,I had 3 csecti… read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
746 satisfied customers
Confusing.. I had a hysterectomy in 2006, kept my ovaries. I
confusing.. I had a hysterectomy in 2006 , kept my ovaries. I am 57 years old. I have my regular doctor who said take estrogen but no progesterone and I go to a lady who helps me with supplements and … read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
746 satisfied customers
I had a hysterectomy in 2010, but the ovaries were left.
I had a hysterectomy in 2010, but the ovaries were left. Recently, I had 3 pregnancy tests that all came back positive. Can you tell me why this might be? … read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctoral Degree
10,386 satisfied customers
HBO Igind out abouthoepathy for ovarian cancer in y area?
HBO Igind out abouthoepathy for ovarian cancer in y area? … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
6,859 satisfied customers
After hysterectomy with BSO, I developed an ovarian remnant
After hysterectomy with BSO, I developed an ovarian remnant on the left side and had it removed. Now, latest CT scan report states cyst on right ovary. Is this being confused for something else? The B… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,047 satisfied customers
I am 32 had a hysterectomy at 29 but I still have my ovaries
I am 32 had a hysterectomy at 29 but I still have my ovaries but no fallopian tubes I have been monogomus same partner for 6 mos and just noticed I have a white discharge only seen when I use the rest… read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
729 satisfied customers
I had hysterectomy with cervix and ovaries removed 22years
Hi I had hysterectomy with cervix and ovaries removed 22years ago - for about a year now I've found it far too painful to have intercourse with my husband. Bleeding would happen after sex also.then st… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,661 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x