HRT Review (Oestrogen only)

HRT Review (Oestrogen only)

High Blood Pressure readings

Advise review of BP and consideration of different contraception.

Blood Clot

Advise review with clinician and stop HRT

Stroke or Heart Attack

Advise review with clinician and stop HRT

Breast Cancer 

Advise review with clinician and stop HRT

Age >60

Advise review with clinician and stop HRT

Coil > 5 years old

Patient requires coil change. Advise GP to review form and patient notes.

HRT to Topical Oestrogen

Patient wishes to stop HRT and start topical oestrogen. Advise GP to review form and patient notes.

Please complete this form to help us review your HRT.

To ensure you are at low risk of problems, we need you to provide your HEIGHT, WEIGHT and BLOOD PRESSURE (unless done recently in the practice). If you are unable to measure these at home please arrange to have these done at the practice. 0131 333 3215

Coil or Hysterectomy?

This review is only for women with a coil in their Womb or women who have had a Hysterectomy (Womb removal). Which applies to you?

Our sincere apologies, we don’t always get it right! Please phone the practice and we will send you the correct review.

Your coil should be changed every 5 years if used with HRT

Your Details

Risks of HRT

HRT provides physical and psychological  benefits during the menopause but also comes with risks:

  • Blood clots
  • Stroke
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer

Starting and continuing HRT is a decision made by you and your GP based on your individual case but a simple rule of thumb is:

  • < 50 years old - we would recommend you continue HRT

  • 50 – 60 years old – we would advise you consider the risks vs benefits and stop HRT if your symptoms allow

  • > 60 years old – the risks are usually greater than the benefits and we would recommend you stop HRT


Please confirm that you have considered the benefits vs risks of HRT
Please confirm that you have considered alternatives to HRT
If your flushing and sweats have stopped, you may wish to switch to a vaginal estrogen which comes with none of the risks of normal HRT

Blood Pressure and weight (within the past 12 months)



Weight Units

Do you smoke?

Smoking is the most common cause of high BP, heart attacks and stokes. We STRONGLY advise stopping.

There are NHS smoking clinics in Edinburgh and West Lothian to help you stop.

Have you ever had a blood clot?
Have you had a stroke or heart attack?
Have you ever had breast cancer?

How would you like to proceed?
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