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Luis A Murrain, DO
(313) 895-5900
2600 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Ste 220
Detroit, MI
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1987

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(313) 966-9895
4707 Saint Antoine St
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: Hutzel Hospital, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: University Womens Care Inc; University Womens Care Inc At Harper Hospital

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(313) 993-4645
3750 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
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(313) 745-4336
4201 St Antoine 5E UHC
Detroit, MI
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Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1991

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(313) 832-0766
4727 St Antoine
Detroit, MI
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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(313) 895-5900
2600 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Detroit, MI
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1987

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(313) 993-4136
3980 John R St
Detroit, MI
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(510) 724-6269
3031 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1996

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(313) 832-0766
4727 Saint Antoine St Ste 408
Detroit, MI
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Languages
Persian (Farsi)
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1964
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Hospital: William Beaumont Hospital -Ro, Royal Oak, Mi; Hutzel Hospital, Detroit, Mi

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(313) 745-7286
No 2122 4160 John R 2nd Fl
Detroit, MI
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Oncology (Cancer), Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Klinikum Essen Der Ruhr Univ, Bochum, Germany
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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