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I am 30 yr old mother of two.rgt ovary was removed along with the second baby through c-section (dermoid cyst). left ovary was removed way back in 1998 when i was 17yrs.whether to go for HRT? Can i do without it? If i have to go for it then for how long? any side effects?

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replied January 17th, 2012
Womens Conditions Answer A30493
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

If your ovaries have been removed at such a young age, then most gynecologist would recommend HRT to tide over the side effects of low estrogen such as osteoporosis, hot flashes, depression, and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Since HRT replaces body hormones, the side effects outweigh the benefits. Please consult your gynecologist regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!

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