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Amanda Flicker
(610) 402-1600
1245 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA
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(215) 437-5433
6184 Putter Dr
Wescosville, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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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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Joseph David De Fulvio, DO
(610) 683-5522
Allentown, PA
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Medical School: Nova Se Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Ft Lauderdale Fl 33328
Graduation Year: 1995

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(610) 398-7700
1611 Pond Rd
Allentown, PA
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(610) 434-4015
322 S 17th St
Allentown, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1985

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(610) 437-7000
440 S 15th St
Allentown, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Languages
Italian, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1991
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Hospital: St Lukes /Allentown Campus, Allentown, Pa
Group Practice: Lehigh Valley Women's Med Spec

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(610) 317-0208
1611 Pond Rd
Allentown, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1982

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(610) 437-7000
440 S 15th St
Allentown, PA
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(610) 435-4535
451 W Chew St
Allentown, PA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1987

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(610) 437-7000
440 South 15th Street
Allentown, PA
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F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
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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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