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Hormone Replacement Therapy Cary NC

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Beverly Moore Harris, MD
(252) 757-3131
910 Strathorn Dr
Cary, NC
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1990
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Hospital: Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, Nc
Group Practice: Phycisians East Greenville Womens Clinic

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(919) 233-0488
300 Ashville Ave Ste 220
Cary, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
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Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1986

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216 Ashville Ave Ste 60
Cary, NC
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1990

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(919) 851-3480
309 Versailles Dr
Cary, NC
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
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Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1972

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(919) 859-1886
300 Ashville Ave Ste 280
Cary, NC
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1980

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(919) 467-5941
550 New Waverly Pl Ste 200
Cary, NC
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1988

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(919) 233-1311
400 Ashville Ave Ste 200
Cary, NC
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1978

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(252) 809-6341
Cary, NC
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Male
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Medical School: Kasr El Aini Fac Med Cairo Univ, Cairo (915-02 After 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1958

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(919) 781-7450
1505 SW Cary Pkwy
Cary, NC
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1981

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1900 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, NC
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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