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I've had a second period in 3 weeks im on HRT tablets and I also have the implant in my arm, and im 50 yrs old is this possable it is coming in clots?

I've had a second period in 3 weeks im on HRT tablets and I also have the implant in my arm, and im 50 yrs old is this possable it is coming in clots?

To be expected: If the implant in your arm is Implanon or nexplanon, irregular or unpredictable bleeding is pretty much expected. I'm not sure why you'd have a contraceptive implant though if you're menopausal and on hrt. It may be best to have the implant removed. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (Definition)

Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things, in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...Read more


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I am a 41 year old woman. I had a full hysterectomy in my early 30's. I have been able to stay of HRT but lately my moods, hot flashes etc. Are out of controll. Do I need to consider hrt?

I am a 41 year old woman. I had a full hysterectomy in my early 30's. I have been able to stay of HRT but lately my moods, hot flashes etc. Are out of controll. Do I need to consider hrt?

Yes: Assuming your ovaries were removed at the time of the hysterectomy, I would encourage you to try estrogen replacement therapy. You are too young to be without estrogen. No estrogen can cause bone and vaginal problems in addition to the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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In my 50's and have developed sensitivity to smells. Due to hrt?

In my 50's and have developed sensitivity to smells. Due to hrt?

Probably not: Unfortunately, as we age, we become much more sensitive to bothersome odors, as well as other stimuli such as sound (noise), light, taste, etc. This is not related to hrt. ...Read more

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Can a female who had bilateral pe's in her late20's take any type of HRT for menopause sympotms? Pes were a result of prolonged bedrest.

Can a female who had bilateral pe's in her late20's take any type of HRT for menopause sympotms? Pes were a result of prolonged bedrest.

Complex question: Pulmonary emboli, especially bilateral, are potentially fatal. I will presume you were rx with blood thinners (anticoagulants) for over a year when they occurred and haven't recurred and ur now peri menopausal. If you r speaking only of symptoms of menopause, I would say, definitely avoid hrt. Other non-risky medications (both otc and rx) can be effective rx for that problem. ...Read more

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How safe is hrt?

How safe is hrt?

SAFE for many women: Hrt (and its reputation and safety) constantly changes as new studies come out. Here is the best review: in patients with no increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, or blood clots, trans-dermal hrt (patch, cream, gel) is relatively safe, and safe for just a few years, but as few as necessary. An even better review: talk to your own doctor. ...Read more

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Which HRT works best?

HRT: I presume you mean Hormone Replacement Therapy. Pharmaceutical reps, all nice folk, come often to the doctor with new information about their "wonder" drug. The drugs are almost always very reliable but the doctor really won't know which new product is best for which patient. Take your doctor's advice which may or may not be sound. Free meds will be given but the next lot will likely be expensive ...Read more

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What is your opinions about hrt?

What is your opinions about hrt?

HRT: In my opinion should be reserved for moderate to severe menopausal symptoms. Usually bad hot flashes and night sweats. Take care! ...Read more

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Does HRT cause cancer?

Does HRT cause cancer?

Depends on the type: It is well known that unopposed estrogen therapy can cause endometrial cancer. While some literature suggests that there is a relationship between "hrt" (ie: estrogen/progesterone) and breast cancer, there are no definitive studies confirming a cause and effect relationship. Yet, is is also known that some, but not all, breast cancers will grow faster when stimulated by estrogen. ...Read more

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Can HRT help in premenopause?

Yes: Talk with your doctor about your symptoms. He/she will prescribe an appropriate combination. ...Read more

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What is benefit of ert over hrt?

What is benefit of ert over hrt?

ERT is HRT: Estrogen on its own has some indications for symptomatic relief. Hrt is a broad category that could also include male hormone, thyroid hormone or more. ...Read more

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Is alcohol and smoking on HRT safe?

Is alcohol and smoking on HRT safe?

Smoking and HRT.: Smoking and HRT are very bad together, greatly increasing the risks of cardiovascular side effects, like blood clots and strokes. Alcohol in large quantities, both primarily and secondarily, can have some estrogenic effects which could impact those also taking HRT, too. Smoking is dangerous enough just by itself. ...Read more

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Does HRT cause decreased skin aging?

Does HRT cause decreased skin aging?

Actually, the reverse: Guess what the largest organ in the body is? The skin! Aging is associated with hormonal decline. Hormone replacement therapy, therefore is associated with correcting lowered levels of hormones throughout the body, including the skin. This would actually improve skin tone, texture and thickness, and elasticity, and collagen formation, thereby reversing the effects of aging. ...Read more

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Did HRT help with menopausal symptoms?

Did HRT help with menopausal symptoms?

Yes: Hormone therapy did -- and still does -- help with menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Some women still take them even though they are not as safe as once believed. For women who are experiencing or have just gone through menopause the risks of heart disease, stroke, and breast cancer are quite low, although not zero. Check out www. Menopause. Org or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I go on HRT to improve libido I'm 53?

Can I go on HRT to improve libido I'm 53?

HRT is a: Possibility but under the guidance of an expert in that field. Consider reading Suzanne Somers book "I'm too young for this." It provides info on bioidentical hormones. Again, do this w/the help of your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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After menopause, please give me advise on hrt?

After menopause, please give me advise on hrt?

Easy or hard?: How has menopause been for you? Ez or hard? The kind of challenges you face determine whether or not you want treatment and what kind of treatment. Short term HRT may the answer for some women. Others choose diet, exercise, supplements or acupuncture. Some of us breeze through this transition & don't need to do anything at all. So it really depends. Hope you find what you need. ...Read more

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What is better for glaucoma diagnosis, oct or hrt?

What is better for glaucoma diagnosis, oct or hrt?

Neither: You cannot diagnose glaucoma on the basis of just an oct or hrt. Glaucoma is truly defined as the loss of nerve tissue over time from pressures that are too high for the eye. You need to look at the entire clinical picture to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Alcohol and smoking on hrt, is it okay to do this?

Alcohol and smoking on hrt, is it okay to do this?

No, esp smoking: With alcohol, depends on dose. Safe drinking in women amounts to no more than one standard drink per day, and never more than 4 on one occasion. Smoking greatly increases the chance of blood clots on hormone replacement therapy, which is one of the main side effects of estrogen. This is true whether it is oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy. You increase your chances of embolus. ...Read more

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Why would I be prescribed the HRT tablet estradiol?

Why would I be prescribed the HRT tablet estradiol?

Menopause symptoms: If you have menopause symptoms that are severe ert may be prescribed. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more