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Bio Identical Hormone Therapy
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rustyk posted:
I started Bio-Identical hormone therapy (compounded pill form) 9 days ago and feel pretty good however, I almost feel like I have a bladder infection but I dont I think its pressure/slight bloating has anyone else experienced this and is it temporary?
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Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear Rustyk,
Many women in menopause do get bladder symptoms, usually from too little estrogen (the bladder has lots of estrogen receptors, very much like the vagina.) Most of the compounded forms of estrogen for systemic use are fairly low doses; you may want to try some vaginal estrogens, which although they do not give you any significant blood levels of estrogen, do get some absorption up to the bladder, and can be helpful and make you feel more comfortable.
Good luck,
Mary Jane