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The Important of Estrogen Replacement after Surgical and Natural Menopause

Last night the Portland OB/GYN Society, of which I am the current president, had the honor of hosting Dr Philip Sarrel to speak on the important topic of replacing estrogen in women who have experienced surgical menopause at an early age.   His talk was fantastic, and illustrated the extreme importance of replacing estrogen in any woman who has experienced an unnatural loss of estrogen early in her life, and the ongoing benefit of estrogen replacement after menopause as well.   I encourage you to review this video, which describes the findings of his research and his point of view, which I entirely agree with.

What was truly striking to me was the number of women who have had their ovaries removed at an early age.  It saddens me, as I know that in many cases this is because of pelvic pain and endometriosis.  While oophorectomy often does improve and in some cases even eliminate endometriosis pain, with proper resection of the the disease we can often achieve substantial and even complete pain relief while preserving ovarian function.

This is definitely worth a watch.



Dr. Fogelson is a gynecologic surgeon and endometriosis specialist who practices at Northwest Endometriosis and Pelvic Surgery in Portland, OR.  Call 503-715-1377 for clinical consultation.  http://www.nwendometriosis.com


Categories: Gynecology, Uncategorized
  1. Marilyn Hoffman Fuss
    November 19, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Just read your letter to our President Elect. Excellent..mm


  2. Denise C
    November 28, 2016 at 2:23 am

    So leave now. You have apparently already made up your mind on some issues. Perhaps it is such, that the hard working people of this country are just tired and hope that President Elect Trump can lighten our load and give us a chance to breathe deeply and enjoy the fruit of our labors without scorn from certain sectors in our society.


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