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Posted by: Ingaberg | 2004/09/25

Hormone Replacement Therapy

I would like to start on HRT as soon as I reach the menopause as I have low bone density. (This was confirmed by means of a DEXA scan, when I was 36).

What I would like to know is the following:

(1) Will I need to undergo a hysterectomy before I can go on HRT?

(2) Will I need to go for annual mammograms? (There is no breast cancer in my family, only uterine cancer). I am not keen on being exposed to radiation - Are the mammograms compulsory?

(3) Do most Medical Aid schemes pay for HRT? I am with Aranda.

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Ingaberg,
1. No.
2. It would be a good idea to go for yearly mammograms after the age of 50.
3. Most medical aids pay for HRT.
Good luck.

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