After undergoing hysterectomy treatment, women of menstruating age can experience major hormone imbalances and related symptoms as a result of not being able to produce estrogen and testosterone. In an effort to correct hormone imbalances, scientists tested the effects of estradiol pellets on a group of women who had recently undergone hysterectomies. Estradiol is a naturally occurring form of the female hormone estrogen.

For the study, scientists inserted estradiol pellets into the skin of 22 women of menstruating age between 29 and 50 years old. The scientists then took serum samples from each of the women daily for 6 months. During the course of the study, none of the women experienced severe hot flashes while on the hormone replacement therapy.

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