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Contraindications to HRT

Who doesn't qualify for HRT through Winona?

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Written by Jo Cullen
Updated over a week ago

At Winona, patient safety comes first.

“Do no harm” has been one of the guiding principles of medicine for millennia, and Winona takes that seriously. There are some contraindications that preclude certain individuals from being good candidates for HRT. During the onboarding process, you will be screened to determine if HRT is a safe treatment for you. Some of the most common contraindications to HRT include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Currently pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Previous DVT, PE, or history of a clotting disorder

  • Cancer of the female reproductive system (uterus, ovary, or cervix)

  • Personal history of breast cancer

  • Previous history of heart attack or history of heart disease

  • History of transient ischemic attack (TIA)

  • History of stroke

  • Active liver disease

  • Undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding

  • Being age 60 or older

There are additional conditions that may be problematic, which is why it's important to fill out the health questionnaire and details about your medical history accurately. Your Winona physician will carefully review your information to ensure any prescriptions are safe for your unique situation and needs.

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