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Charlotte S Keene, MD
(423) 392-6370
2204 Pavilion Dr
Kingsport, TN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1986
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Hospital: Holston Valley Hosp & Med Ctr, Kingsport, Tn
Group Practice: Appalachian Ob/Gyn Assoc

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2002 Brookside Dr
Kingsport, TN
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(423) 224-4920
135 W Ravine Rd
Kingsport, TN
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Robert H Reiff Jr, MD
(423) 392-6370
2204 Pavilion Dr
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: Indian Path Med Ctr, Kingsport, Tn; Holston Valley Hosp & Med Ctr, Kingsport, Tn
Group Practice: Appalachian Ob/Gyn Assoc

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Christopher George Martin
(423) 246-3220
146 W Park Dr
Kingsport, TN
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(423) 392-6370
2002 Brookside Dr
Kingsport, TN
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(243) 246-3500
2002 Brookside Dr
Kingsport, TN
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(423) 392-6370
2002 Brookside Dr
Kingsport, TN
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(423) 392-6370
2002 Brookside Dr
Kingsport, TN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Barbara Richardson Cox, MD
(423) 392-6370
2204 Pavilion Dr
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Indian Path Med Ctr, Kingsport, Tn; Holston Valley Hosp & Med Ctr, Kingsport, Tn
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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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