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.