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Hormone Replacement Therapy Gresham OR

Local resource for hormone replacement therapy in Gresham, 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.

Linda C Widing, MD
(503) 230-9627
12746 SE Stark St
Portland, OR
Business
East Portland Center for Women
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Edward Yanke
(503) 667-4545
2150 NE Division St # 202
Gresham, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.4, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Sandra Ann Collis
(503) 661-0464
24850 Se Stark St
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Caleb Liem, MD
(503) 667-8111
1217 NE Burnside Rd Bldg D
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1970

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Andrea Harrell Chiavarini
(503) 491-9444
24850 Se Stark St
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Wendy Hall, MD
(503) 657-1071
1508 Division St,
Oregon City, OR
Business
Womens Health Center of Oregon
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bernard E Yanke
(503) 667-4545
2150 Ne Division St
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Renee Elizabeth Mestad, MD
(504) 599-1339
2150 NE Division St Ste 202
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1998

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Anne Meredith Knudsen, MD
24850 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 2000

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B Edward Yanke, DO
(503) 667-4545
2150 NE Division St Ste 202
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Legacy Mt Hood Med Ctr, Gresham, Or; Providence Portland Med Ctr, Portland, Or; Adventist Med Ctr -Portland, Portland, Or; Providence St Vincent Med Ctr, Portland, Or
Group Practice: Gresham Women's Healthcare

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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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