Effects of Non-Vaginal Route Hormonal Replacement Therapy on Vaginal

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Mayuree Jirapinyo
Attaya Titivanichpiwong

Abstract


Objective: To evaluate the estrogenic effect on the maturation index of hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) in postmenopausal women (PMW).
Methods: The maturation indexes (MI) were evaluated based on vaginal cytology which was classified into no, low, moderate and high MI. 
Results: There were 70 PMW who were not on HRT evaluated for controls. There were 66%, 23%, 7% and 4% of them had no, low, moderate and high MI. There were 18 PMW who used transdermal estrogen patch or gel. It was found that 0%, 66%, 17% and 17% of them had no, low, moderate and high MI. There were 42 PMW who were given oral hormonal tablets. It was found that 7%, 33%, 53% and 7% of them had no, low, moderate and high MI.
Conclusion: Hormonal replacement therapy whether via patch, gel or oral intake resulted in changes in maturation index in postmenopausal women.


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Jirapinyo, M., & Titivanichpiwong, A. . (2008). Effects of Non-Vaginal Route Hormonal Replacement Therapy on Vaginal. Siriraj Medical Journal, 60(1), 20–22. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/sirirajmedj/article/view/246303
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