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A 38-year-old member asked:

any negative effects if a normal man started taking estrogen tablets?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
There can be.: Many genetic males who are transgender take estrogen as part of their transition. Estrogen will make breasts grow. It can make skin softer and body hair grow more sparcely. It has no effect on facial hair, scalp hair or on the voice. Estrogen can be related to blood clots - and these can kill. People who smoke, and people who have a genetic predisposition to developing clots are at higher risk.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What will taking estrogen do to a man ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Grow breasts: Maybe suppress his libido / fertility. Some men who want breast development take estrogens to get the effect. There's no figuring guys out. Why do you ask?

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