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Hormone Replacement Therapy Pine Bluff AR

Local resource for hormone replacement therapy in Pine Bluff, AR. 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.

John Richard Landry, MD
(765) 827-0221
2 Jefferson Pl
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1981

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Reid Guyton Pierce
(870) 536-2496
1801 W 40th Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Ruston Pierce
(870) 535-3443
1702 West 42nd Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Jrmc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Kelly D Shrum
(870) 534-4900
1609 West 40th Avenue #203
Pine Bluff, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Jefferson Reg Med Ctr, Pine Bluff, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Kelly Dean Shrum, DO
(870) 534-4900
1609 W 40th Ave Ste 203
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Jefferson Reg Med Ctr, Pine Bluff, Ar
Group Practice: Arkansas Center For Women

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Kenneth James Lambert
(870) 536-7400
1708 Doctors Dr
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Calvin Mc Rae Bracy, MD
(870) 536-7765
1301 W 43rd Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1968

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Ruston Young Pierce, MD
(870) 535-3443
1702 W 42nd Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Jefferson Reg Med Ctr, Pine Bluff, Ar
Group Practice: Obstetrics-Gynecology Ltd

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William Frank James Jr, MD
(864) 560-1750
2500 Rike Dr
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Spartanburg Reg Med Ctr, Spartanburg, Sc
Group Practice: Piedmont Eye Assoc

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Erma Sheree Washington, MD
(870) 535-6655
18 Elmwood Cir
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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