Adam's Apple Reduction - MTF - Do I Have To Stop Taking My Hormones?
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Hormone therapy and surgery
I generally don't ask my patients to stop hormones for laryngeal shave surgery. The procedure is relatively quick and the risk of blood clots is low. In situations where blood clot formation is felt to be significant pneumatic devices are used.
Risk vs. benefit
Hormone therapy increases your risk of forming blood clots in your legs, and so does ANY type of surgery (even short ones). Yes, the risk of a clot forming is small, but a blood clot can lead to very serious complications. Most patients don't have any significant side effects from stopping their hormones for a few days, so I would recommend it. It you have significant side effects it may be worth the small risk to continue your therapy, but that is a risk vs benefit discussion each patient will have to have with their doctor.
Bryan Rolfes, MD
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