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WHAT’S HAPPENING?  WHAT DO I DO?
A GUIDE TO MENOPAUSE

How is HRT taken

Until recently, women on HRT took two separate pills: estrogen every day and progesterone or a form of it for part of the month. Now there are fixed dose combinations which are quite convenient. The main ones are Prempro®, FemHRT and Ortho Prefest ®. With these you get both hormones throughout the month. In theory, women using these should not bleed at all but in actuality, spotting and breakthrough are common, particularly in women who are recently menopausal. This extra bleeding is usually light and does not cause harm but can get tiresome. If you experience unpredictable bleeding and it has not gone away after a few weeks, another regimen may work out better for you. Also women who are hormonally vulnerable often need customized regimens with individualized adjustments of the estrogen and progesterone.

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