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.
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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Cite this: Richard Scott Lucidi. Fast Five Quiz: Menopause and Hormone Therapy - Medscape - Sep 01, 2022.