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Hormone Replacement Therapy Richmond VA

Local resource for hormone replacement therapy in Richmond, VA. 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.

Catherine Nichols, MD
(804) 828-9270
401-09 N 11th St
Richmond, VA
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VCU Womens Health
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Harry Willis Royal
(804) 648-1604
505 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Catherine Ann Matthews, MD
Richmond, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1997

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Duncan Campbell Mac Ivor, MD
(804) 359-0101
1515 West Ave
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Practice
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Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1976
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Hospital: Chippenham & Johnston-Willis H, Richmond, Va
Group Practice: Chesterfield Family Practice

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Bruce Clifford Rowe, MD
(804) 358-5547
425 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1984

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(804) 282-9479
7603 Forest Ave
Richmond, VA
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West End Obstetrics & Gynecology PC
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael Quintel Smith, MD
(804) 353-4266
1835 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1985

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(804) 225-9111
110 N Robinson St
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1968
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Hospital: Retreat Hospital, Richmond, Va
Group Practice: Center For Internal Medicine

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Malinda Adell Brooks, MD
(804) 358-1555
1805 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1981

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William Philip Fleming, MD
(505) 722-1000
505 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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