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Hormone Replacement Therapy Sierra Vista AZ

Local resource for hormone replacement therapy in Sierra Vista, AZ. 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.

Bruce Enoch Silva, MD
(520) 458-3303
155 Calle Portal
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1979

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Robert Brian Holder, MD
(520) 459-1914
302 El Camino Real Ste 11A
Sierra Vista, AZ
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1985

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Cynthia Gail Funckes, MD
(520) 459-1914
302 El Camino Real
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Gwynn Patterson
(520) 417-2229
417 Essex Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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(520) 458-8075
155 Calle Portal
Sierra Vista, AZ
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(520) 458-4335
302 El Camino Real
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James A Griggs
(520) 459-2295
75 Colonia De Salud
Sierra Vista, AZ
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Wm Gordon McCormick, MD
(909) 427-4099
1951 Frontage Rd
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1961

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Kenneth Kacenga
(520) 458-8075
155 Colle Portal
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Kenneth Kacenga
(520) 458-8075
155 Calle Portal # 300
Sierra Vista, AZ
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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