A 48-year-old member asked:
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why should perimenopausal women not take menopausal hormone therapy?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Shouldn't?: In general there's no over-ruling reason they shouldn't take it, but ask instead what's the reason for them to take it? Often there may be other more suitable forms of treatment. Ther are of course specific reasons why an individual women might be cautioned against hrt.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
38 years experience Gynecology
Perimenopause: is the months before the cessation of menses. Many women have adequate estrogen during these months. Most women do not ovulate or ovulate sporadically during this transition so they do not produce progesterone. A blood test can determine your need.
Answered on May 13, 2015

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