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Hormone Replacement Therapy Bangor ME

Local resource for hormone replacement therapy in Bangor, ME. 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.

Dr.Tracey Hughes
(207) 973-5200
68 Mount Hope Ave
Bangor, ME
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F
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Medical School: Dartmouth Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Emmc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Maurice K Eggleston Jr, MD
489 State St
Bangor, ME
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1978

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Kimberly S Kauffman
(207) 973-4670
489 State St
Bangor, ME
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael B Solomon, MD
(207) 947-6501
68 Mount Hope Ave
Bangor, ME
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.Robert A. Grover
(207) 945-6206
417 State St # 442
Bangor, ME
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M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.1, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Kimberly Susan Kauffman, MD
(207) 947-6501
68 Mount Hope Ave
Bangor, ME
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1994

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(207) 947-6501
68 Mount Hope Ave
Bangor, ME
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F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.1, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Ellen J Bentley
(207) 945-4300
700 Mount Hope Ave
Bangor, ME
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Jay Hagerty
(207) 973-8670
489 State St
Bangor, ME
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Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Dr.Paul Smith
(207) 945-6588
68 Mount Hope Ave
Bangor, ME
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: 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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