Fast Five Quiz: Menopause and Hormone Therapy

Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG


September 01, 2022

For women with an intact uterus, progesterone must be added to estrogen. Unopposed estrogen can result in endometrial hyperplasia, which increases the risk for endometrial cancer. Patients who have undergone a hysterectomy may be prescribed estrogen-only HT for the management of menopausal symptoms.

Tamoxifen is used for the treatment of breast cancer and is associated with worsening of vasomotor symptoms.

Low-dose vaginal estrogen cream may be an option for women who have genitourinary symptoms only, such as vulvovaginal atrophy, but will not treat vasomotor symptoms.

Learn more about menopausal HT.


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