Do I need to stop HRT before surgery? Factsheet

If you are due to have an operation and you take HRT, this factsheet is for you. You may be wondering whether you can keep taking your HRT up until your surgery and during the recovery period. Perhaps you have been told by your healthcare professional that you need to stop taking your HRT several weeks before your operation and you would like to know more about this. This factsheet will explain the risk of blood clot associated with undergoing surgery and what this means for you if you take HRT.

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Do I need to stop HRT before surgery? Factsheet
Dr Louise Newson

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