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what happens if a woman takes estrogen

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
If needed: Progesterone is given at the time of menopause to women with an intact uterus to avoid endometrial tissue buildup that can lead to uterine cancer.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe (not) . . .: It would be useful to know your gender but unless you're trying to change your physical gender, there's no reason for men to take estrogen. But to ans ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : Estrogen is a natural product of metabolism and is present in some quantity in both genders.The body regulates the quantity made using an elaborate fe ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
28 years experience Family Medicine
Treat symptoms only: There is a small increase 4-6/10, 000 in risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and blood clots associated with hrt(hormone replacement therapy). On th ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Because the theory: Is flawed. Estrogen dominance is a theory about a metabolic state where the level of estrogen outweighs the level of Progesterone in the body. This is ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Different functions: Estrogen and Progesterone have very different functions in your body's chemistry and physiology. Estrogen replacement has been proven to help with ni ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prefer not: Using estrogen for "breast growth" alone is a very bad idea, as any medication including estrogen has both positive and negative impacts on your overa ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Migraine usually first occurs in teens when their estrogen levels are spiking. Many women tend to get more migraines at certain times of their cycle. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is significant: Current use of estrogen appears to decrease the risk for fracture in older women. These results suggest that for protection against fractures, estroge ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Saver
Specializes in Family Medicine
Might take longer: The menses which occur from oral contraceptives are "artificial", from the hormones in the pill. Most women will "adjust" within 3 cycles and stop s ... Read More
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