Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
185 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

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
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
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,
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

What percentage of Tikosyn patients have side affects listed as common . What percentage of patients have the more severe. One has to be...