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David Clayton Billue
(256) 571-8550
55 Rowe Drive
Guntersville, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mary Blobaum Holley, MD
55 Rowe Dr
Guntersville, AL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1987

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Maria Molina, MD
(508) 821-7731
3442 US Highway 431
Albertville, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1989

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Braxton Franklin Smith, MD
(205) 586-3171
184 S Main St
Arab, AL
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1958

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Robert W Hargraves
(256) 586-1900
121 Golfview Dr Ne
Arab, AL
Specialty
Family Practice

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(256) 571-8550
PO Box 979
Guntersville, AL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1981

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Stephen Brown Henderson, MD
(256) 582-2581
2308 Homer Clayton Dr
Guntersville, AL
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1979
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Hospital: Marshall Med Ctr North, Guntersville, Al
Group Practice: Lakeshore Family Practice

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Joey Angelo Fiore Jr, MD
Owens Cross Roads, AL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1998

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Randall Keith Morgan
(256) 586-1212
141 Golfview Dr Ne
Arab, AL
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Family Practice

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Ellis F Porch
(256) 586-1380
1518 N Brindlee Mountain Pkwy
Arab, AL
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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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