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Q I’m 51 and started on HRT around six months ago – a mix of gel and tablets, which I take for two weeks each month. It’s stopped the flushes and sweats I was having, but a couple of weeks ago I had a bleed, like a heavy period. I wasn’t expecting this at all. Do I need to stop the HRT?

A In a normal menstrual cycle, the ovaries produce oestrogen in the first two weeks,

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