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Ingrid A Chamales
(605) 697-9500
400 22nd Ave.
Brookings, SD
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ingrid Andenas Chamales, MD
(605) 692-6236
400 22nd Ave
Brookings, SD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Brookings Hosp, Brookings, Sd
Group Practice: Brookings Medical Clinic

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Dr.Richard Gudvangen
(605) 697-9500
400 22nd Avenue
Brookings, SD
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Wagar Cook, MD
(601) 932-2230
3405 6th St
Brookings, SD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: River Oaks Hospital, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Jackson Healthcare For Women

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Eric M Murunga
(605) 697-9500
400 22nd Ave.
Brookings, SD
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Geoffrey L Turner, MD
(605) 697-9500
400 22nd Ave
Brookings, SD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1994

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Richard J Gudvangen
(605) 697-9500
400 22nd Ave.
Brookings, SD
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Ingrid Chamales
(605) 697-9500
400 22nd Avenue
Brookings, SD
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Brookings Hosp, Brookings, Sd
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Elliot W Filler
(605) 697-1900
922 22nd Ave S
Brookings, SD
Specialty
Family Practice

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Linda S Youngren
(605) 697-9500
400 22nd Ave
Brookings, SD
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Family Practice

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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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