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Hormone Replacement Therapy Bellevue WA

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Dr. Allen Gregg South
(206) 709-8600
1229 Madison
Seattle, WA
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Allen Gregg South, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most insurance plans accepted including Medicaid and Medicare.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No

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Primary Hospital: Swedish Medical Canter
Residency Training: Stanford University
Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School,
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Languages Spoken: English

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Dr.Katherine Barrett-Avendano
(425) 827-0100
12301 NE 10th Pl # 100
Bellevue, WA
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 23, reviews.

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Noreen C Faulkner, MD
(206) 386-9500
1200 116th Avenue North East South
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1988

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(425) 688-8111
1135 116th Ave Ne
Bellevue, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jonathan I Paley
(425) 454-3366
1800 116th Ave Ne
Bellevue, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Amy E. Korten
(425) 899-4455
12303 NE 130Th Ln
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Roberta Haynes De Regt
(425) 688-8111
1135 116th Ave Ne
Bellevue, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Alan Barry Rothblatt, MD
(206) 320-2766
222 112th Avenue North East South
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1983

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Holly Hagan Olson, MD
(425) 451-4464
933 111th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1992

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M Daniel Gavrila
(425) 688-8111
1135 116th Ave Ne
Bellevue, WA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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