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    How long do I have to be on HRT?

    I had a total hysterectomy 2 years ago and am on hrt. Wanting to know how long do I have to use hrt. I am 48 years old
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    Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    When a woman has a hysterectomy and their ovaries are removed she is immediately menopausal. Taking HRT is designed to prevent women in these circumstances experiencing very severe menopausal symptoms. How long you stay on HRT is really up to you – there is no set time as such. This decision will be influenced by factors such as age at the time of operation, past history (including any medical reasons why HRT should not be taken) and family history. You might like to discuss with your Dr. a trial off HRT to see how you go with regard to symptoms etc.
    Women’s Health Educator
    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide
    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).
    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer

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