Ask the Nurse

I recently had a hysterectomy leaving one ovary. I was started on oral conjugated estrogens daily as I had a high FSH test at 8 weeks. Would an estradiol test show a reading on Premarin, as my estradiol showed 197 last week? Could my ovary be working again?

Oral conjugated estrogens have 10 different estrogens and are better measured by total estrogens, not just estradiol. It is easier to measure estradiol levels if you are only on plain estradiol like via patch.

You should get an exam, a bone density test and see a women’s health specialist to determine the proper dosage and/or if the remaining ovary has resumed functioning. The FSH level will drop to normal range IF that ovary is working.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health Nurse

May 22, 2018 at 10:27am