Pro's and cons of estrogen replacement after complete hysterectomy?

am getting complete hysterectomy in 2 weeks.my ob/gyn specialist doing the surgery recommends that i take estrogen replacement after surgery.how long would i have to take it and what are the risk's versus the benifits?am 45 with history of heart desease and resporitory problems as well as arthritis and diet... show more am getting complete hysterectomy in 2 weeks.my ob/gyn specialist doing the surgery recommends that i take estrogen replacement after surgery.how long would i have to take it and what are the risk's versus the benifits?am 45 with history of heart desease and resporitory problems as well as arthritis and diet controlled diabetis.
Please serious answers only.
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