Ask the Nurse

I am 66 years old. I had a total hysterectomy when I was age 52. Since then, I have been on Premarin. I have weaned myself off Premarin to start taking Estradiol, which my doctor has prescribed for me. I don’t see any difference in the two medications. I would like to get off estrogen altogether, is that possible? Are there side effects at this age?

You should see a physician to have your bone density assessed, your cardiovascular risk assessed and your genitourinary system evaluated. Generally, women with hysterectomy on estrogen live longer and have lower risks of breast cancer.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health Nurse

April 18, 2018 at 9:31am