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Hormone Replacement Therapy Puyallup WA

Local resource for hormone replacement therapy in Puyallup, WA. 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.

Elizabeth Blair Johnson, MD
(360) 893-4063
11927 181st St E
Puyallup, WA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 2000

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Sam Hwa Song, MD
(253) 848-2683
11102 Sunrise Boulevard East South
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1996

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Patricia Ann Charochak
(253) 848-5555
8112 112th Street Ct E
Puyallup, WA
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(253) 968-6023
Puyallup, WA
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Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Kenneth Edstrom
(253) 840-4444
1701 3rd Street Southeast #300
Puyallup, WA
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M
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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(713) 363-2426
11102 Sunrise Blvd E
Puyallup, WA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1987

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(253) 697-7350
11102 Sunrise Blvd E
Puyallup, WA
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(713) 363-2426
PO Box 1247
Puyallup, WA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1987

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Douglas William Gant, MD
(253) 848-8741
1824 S Meridian
Puyallup, WA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1974

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(480) 777-0735
1322 3rd St SE Ste 330
Puyallup, WA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Graduation Year: 1972

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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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