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Hormone Replacement Therapy Eugene OR

Local resource for hormone replacement therapy in Eugene, OR. 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.

Jan Honza Stafl, MD
(541) 342-8616
151 W 7th Ave Ste 110
Eugene, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1981

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Keith Douglas Balderston, MD
(541) 349-7600
1200 Hilyard St Ste S570
Eugene, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1992

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Paul F Kaplan
(541) 346-2768
1232 University Of Oregon
Eugene, OR
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Jessica Seidl Friedman, MD
(541) 686-7007
1200 Hilyard St Ste S140
Eugene, OR
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1994

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Brant Lawrence Cooper, MD
4010 Aerial Way
Eugene, OR
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1996

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Peter L Hatfield
(541) 686-2922
590 Country Club Pkwy
Eugene, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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(541) 687-6000
1162 Willamette St
Eugene, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1979

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(541) 687-6370
1162 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR
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F
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Peace Health
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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(541) 686-2922
590 Country Club Pkwy
Eugene, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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(541) 342-8616
151 W 7th Ave Ste 110
Eugene, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1991
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Hospital: Sacred Heart Med Ctr, Eugene, Or; Mc Kenzie-Willamette Hospital, Springfield, Or
Group Practice: Pacific Women's Ctr

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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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