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Linde

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I was just ask to not do this weeks injection, after I told them that it does not really bother me. I am also stopping all not required medication and supplements. I was told that they would inject estrogen if my levels drop lower then 200.

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Since I love humor so much I think that Dr. Powers had the very best response after someone asked him about stopping hormones before surgery. He said that every time he's every had surgery the doctors went in and unplugged his testicles the week before surgery so he wouldn't have any hormones running through his system. I found that hilarious!!!

Then he went on to tell the truth. There's absolutely no need to stop hormones...unless you're on oral pills. Then it would be a good idea to stop for just a bit. But if you're on gel, patches, or shots there's no need to stop because there's no increased risk of DVT's.

Thanks for sharing Donica!! Hopefully the word will start spreading soon.
 

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Powers disconnecting his testicles, would not have made any difference, because T is not causing blood clotting. E , no matter if in jested or injected has the tendency to make blood more thick, but the bioidentical stuff for injections seems to minimize this effect.
Comparing this to natal female levels does not cut it either, because the endocrine system of females is used to this hormone from puberty on, and processes it differently.

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Of course this is a recent sore point for me having been made unwell in my post surgical recovery phase by having my hormones stopped. There are plenty of peer reviewed papers on this topic, and this is the one I sent my surgeon (to no avail!) Overview of feminizing hormone therapy | Transgender Care

It clearly states there is no significant risk. " There is no evidence to suggest that transgender women who lack specific risk factors (smoking, personal or family history, excessive doses or use of synthetic estrogens) must cease estrogen therapy before and after surgical procedures, in particular with appropriate use of prophylaxis and an informed consent discussion of the pros and cons of discontinuing hormone therapy during this time. Possible alternatives include using a lower dose of estrogen, and/or changing to a transdermal route if not already in use.[62]"

Unfortunately, as the incorrect perceived risk is written into some standards, surgeons may see they are at greater liability risk of not being covered by insurances. So it is all about benefiting them, not the patient. The WPATH standards are currently being reviewed, and pressure to have these changes reflected in the new standards is required to effectively force other standards to change.

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I was just ask to not do this weeks injection, after I told them that it does not really bother me. I am also stopping all not required medication and supplements. I was told that they would inject estrogen if my levels drop lower then 200.

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I will have an endocrinologist by my side the whole time I will be in the hospital for my GCS. She told me not to inject one week before surgery, but she will inject the next morning post-op. I will send these two documents to my surgeons and endocrinologist ahead of time. As in both Allie and Linde's case, it probably won't help me either.
 
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