I am not sure if anyone will be able to help with this, but everyone here is usually so helpful and informative I thought it might be a good place to ask. My mom has had a problem for years with her urethra (not sure how to spell). It is inflamed and turned inside out. It bleeds and gets irritated and gives her a terrible time. The only time she has ever had relief from it is when she was on hormone pills. She is now using a hormone cream that doesn't help at all. She took hormone treatments for years because of menopause, but two years ago she found out she has a problem with her blood being too thick and a risk of clotting. They put her on coumidin so now her blood is thin, but they took her off hormones because they can cause clotting. She went to her gyno this week and begged the nurse practicioner/PA to put her back on hormones to get some relief and the nurse said that because of risk of clotting she would not recommend going back on it, but it was mom's decision. she then left the room and came back and asked mom what she wanted to do. Mom said I want to be put back on hormones because I can't stand this pain and irritation. The nurse then said she didn't think it was a good idea and wouldn't prescribe them. Mom is now threatening to go somewhere else and get hormones. I kind of think she is right because since the coumidin has thinned her blood so much there shouldn't be a risk of clotting. She says she would rather take her chances of getting a clot then be in this pain. Does anyone have any experience with coumidin and taking hormones? also if anyone has any experience with the uretha problem please comment. I would appreciate any and all help or suggestions. I hate to think of my mom in this pain and also risking her life. I would like to give her some suggestions. Thank you for any help.