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Menopause hormone therapy: Follow-up appointments?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 10, 2020.

In general, you can follow up with your doctor once a year for a pelvic exam, a mammogram and to reassess your need for ongoing hormone therapy.

But, you may need reevaluation sooner than your next yearly checkup if you experience changes in your health, such as:

  • Unexpected vaginal bleeding
  • Persistent menopausal symptoms
  • A blood-clotting disorder
  • Symptoms of heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease
  • Hormone-dependent breast cancer or another hormone-dependent cancer

Developing any one of these conditions could mean that hormone therapy is no longer recommended for you.

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