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What are the side effects and most common dangers of taking Estrogen?

It s been about 30 years now that my friend has been taking estrogen, I m wondering and hoping if i could get an opinion on this? I understand that there are a multiple of variations that could have occurred within this time period but wanted to know what dangers and side affect that are most common? thanks very much,~Brent
Wed, 22 Feb 2017
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Hello,
Thank you for the query and welcome to healthcare magic
I understand your concern

Long term use of estrogen increase the risk of
-heart disease
-endometrial carcinoma(using progesterone along with estrogen reduces the risk)
-breast cancer
-deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
-stroke especially in individuals with history of migraine
-hepatoma (tumor in liver), liver dysfunction
The less serious side effects include nausea, gastric upset, sore breast and bloating

Hope I was able to answer your question
Please feel free to address any more concerns,
Regards,
Dr.Lekshmi
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