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What is the definition or description of: estriol?

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Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine 24 years experience
A form of Estrogen: There are three forms of naturally occuring estrogen in the body, estrone, estradiol, and estriol. Estriol is the most commonly used and recommended form of estrogen for menopausal symptoms. Estriol has great benefit to the cells of the vagina but has little effect on the breast or the uterine lining when used conservatively. I always recommend the lowest dose of estrogen hormones as possible.
Last updated Jul 26, 2016

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