Hysterectomy kept ovaries.

by Lisa- lynn
(Buffalo, NY)

I had a hysterectomy I kept my ovaries, had my cervix, tubes and uterus removed about 7 months ago.

I've recently had some blood work done and found out that my progesterone levels were low .63. My doctor prescribed me 200 milligrams once a day of progesterone once a night. Cannot find much information or research on the internet about women taking Progesterone after they've had a hysterectomy but kept their ovaries.

I am in my early forties and have not gone through menopause, is it safe to take progesterone if you're not in menopause and do not have a uterus and have your ovaries?

I'm so confused.

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Oct 23, 2017
Hysterectomy kept ovaries
by: Joy

Hi Lisa-Lynn

This website is full of information that will help you. Use the search bar and you will see just how much information there is.

Having a hysterectomy, whether it is a full one or partial like yours puts one straight into menopause. You have given your progesterone level, what is your estradiol (E2)? Whilst each individual hormone level is important, it is vital to have both progesterone and E2 to work out your ratio.

Sadly, as in most cases, you have not been advised on how to to use progesterone cream correctly. It should never be used less than twice a day, i.e. morning and night. This will keep progesterone levels stable. Using it only once a day will cause a spike in the level. Please make sure that your cream does not come mixed with parabens, chemicals, estrogen and or testosterone. If it does please consider using a good organic cream such as Natpro Progesterone Cream as it does not have above 'nasties'. Progesterone therapy can be very confusing, it is so important to read up on the correct info and use it correctly. When misguided advice is given it really can confuse a person.

Do you know what your Vitamin D3 level? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. It is also connected to every single functioning cell in our bodies making it vital. Co-factors are needed when take D3.

Please read these pages and the references listed below as they will help you to understand how progesterone works and what is needed.

How to use Progesterone Cream

Estrogen Dominance



Vitamin D3

Hormone Testing

Oct 23, 2017
Is it safe...
by: Rachel

Yes, I believe it’s not only safe, but advisable to supplement with progesterone if your progesterone is so low.
It’s such a confusing time for us women, and this sort of info should be available without having to look so hard. Your doctor should know as well, but so many don’t!
I thoroughly recommend reading What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Menopause by Dr John Lee.
I got a copy for peanuts, second hand, from Amazon.
I hope you are feeling healthy and happy very soon.
Kind regards,

Nov 01, 2017
To use or not to use
by: Karen

Have had total hysterecyomy and have stopped taking compounding hormones.

There isn't much information on progesterone after hysterectomy.

Should I still take progesterone and is the cream the only way to go ?

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