oa South African Family Practice - Bleeding and HT : review article



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2005;47(7) 34 Review Bleeding and HT Guidozzi F, MBBCh, FCOG, MROCOG Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Health Science Wits Medical School Correspondence: guidozzif@medicine.wits.ac.za (SA Fam Pract 2005;47(7): 34-36) What bleeding patterns can I expect when taking HT? Providing estrogen alone to the postmenopausal woman with an intact uterus is associated with an increased incidence of hyperplasia and endometrial cancer. It is therefore fundamental, in the overwhelming majority of cases, to add progestogens to estrogen when managing her menopausal symptoms. Provided appropriate doses and duration of progestogens are used, their addition has ..


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