I take hormone therapy for my menopause symptoms. When should I plan follow-up visits to my doctor?
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.
However, you should see your doctor for re-evaluation sooner than your next yearly checkup if you develop or are diagnosed with:
- 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 may mean that hormone therapy is no longer recommended for you.