When your ovarian function is shut down, your estrogen levels plummet and this low estrogen can lead to common menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes/ night sweats/ joint pain.
You should no longer have cyclical symptoms in line with your usual menstrual cycle dates.
Estrogen HRT* is added back to boost your estrogen levels to a steady level - meaning you should no longer have those uncomfortable side effects and your estrogen levels are at a protective level for your bone, heart, lung and brain health.
You will not ovulate an, therefore, should not have any ovulation signs such as the white, stretchy discharge on your usual ovulation dates.
* With a progestogen (if you have a uterus ) addback to protect your uterus from hyperplasia.