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Hormone Replacement Therapy Allentown PA

Local resource for hormone replacement therapy in Allentown, PA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to hormone replacement therapy, menopause relief, and hot flash treatments, as well as advice and content on menopause symptoms, hormone therapies, hormone balance, and perimenopause symptoms.

Carl Augustus Lam, MD
(610) 402-9400
401 N 17th St
Allentown, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1963

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Robert Leon Thompson, MD
(215) 437-5433
6184 Putter Dr
Wescosville, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1973
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Hospital: Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa; Upmc -Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa

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Richard Boulay
(610) 969-3650
400 N 17th St
Allentown, PA
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Ann Freeman
(610) 434-4015
322 S 17th St
Allentown, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Stephanie Eckert
(610) 437-7000
440 South 15th Street
Allentown, PA
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F
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: St. LukeS
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Gregory John Radio, MD
(610) 432-5766
1611 Pond Rd
Allentown, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1973

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(610) 683-5522
3468 Sturbridge Pl
Allentown, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1981

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(610) 437-7000
440 S 15th St
Allentown, PA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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(610) 432-4665
1941 W Hamilton St
Allentown, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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C L Tan Chun Yen, MD
(610) 432-2706
1728 W Jonathan St Ste 101
Allentown, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1960
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Hospital: Sacred Heart Hosp, Allentown, Pa; St Lukes /Allentown Campus, Allentown, Pa; Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Ear Pain

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June 30, 2009: 9:22 am: Dr. Neil Ototoxic Drugs

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Ear Pain

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A lady explained:

I have recently started taking HRT [hormone replacement therapy] (estrogen only) via a transdermal patch 50mcg, for the last 11 weeks. Since starting HRT I have had a constant pain deep inside my left ear, with intermittent nerve pain radiating behind the ear. It can happen anytime and last from 1 min to 1 hr to all day.

My doctor has examined my ear but can not find anything wrong. I decided to stop the HRT for one week. The pain subsided quite dramatically, however my menopausal symptoms got worse. My doctor suggested I start a lower dose 25mcg. With the lower dose, the pain is mild compared to what it was, (I can live with it), the pain behind the ear has gone and my menopausal symptoms are manageable.

Do you think HRT could have caused this ear problem?

I haven’t heard of ear pain specifically associated with HRT, although it is a reported side effect of Progesterone and a number of “hormone” drugs, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if that is what is happening. (Incidentally, a number of antidepressants have ear pain as a side effect too—all the SSRIs for example.)

The fact that when you stopped the HRT the pain went away is very strong circumstantial evidence that the pain was indeed related to the HRT. Also, the fact that the pain came back when you restarted the HRT is strong corroborating evidence. The clincher is that taking a reduced dose gives you reduced pain.

Obviously, taking the lowest dose that will control most of your symptoms is a wise way to go. Alternately, you could dump the HRT completely and use alternate medicine—herbals, etc. which can help relieve your symptoms without the painful side effects.

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  1. carrie Says:
    after publication. --> February 20th, 2010 at 6:03 am

    I started hrt combined and within 10 days ear drumming started,I think there is a connection although my doctor says otherwise so I have now stopped hrt to see if the ear trouble subsides.

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