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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Estrogen

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What are the mental side effects of extremely high estrogen in men? Can this cause gender issues?

What are the mental side effects of extremely high estrogen in men? Can this cause gender issues?

Not gender issues: High estrogen in men doesn't cause gender issues, but can increase risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke, heart attack, and peripheral vascular disease. Also it can cause gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, and infertility. Gender identity does not rely on hormone levels alone. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


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What are the common side effects of estrogen?

What are the common side effects of estrogen?

Several: Any woman taking a medicine with estrogen can have nausea, vomiting, and headaches. A menopausal woman taking estrogen can be at higher risk for uterine and breast cancer. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of estrogen withdrawal?

What's the best treatment to get rid of estrogen withdrawal?

Supplement estrogen: If you mean as a result of menopause, estrogen replacement therapy would easily control the symptoms as well as providing long term benefits. If you mean PMS symptoms, you could take a lose dose estrogen during that portion of the cycle to minimize your symptoms. Finally, if you mean as a result of stopping current estrogen replacement - there are medications that can help - see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of estrogen?

Several: Any woman taking a medicine with estrogen can have nausea, vomiting, and headaches. A menopausal woman taking estrogen can be at higher risk for uterine and breast cancer. ...Read more

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Does estrogen vaginal cream have fewer side effects than estrogen pills?

Does estrogen vaginal cream have fewer side effects than estrogen pills?

Usually: Because the cream is applied where the effect is needed, there is less chance of estrogen entering the blood stream and traveling to other organ systems to cause unwanted effects. But any medication can have side effects regardless of whether it is taken internally or externally, orally or parentally so please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Side effects of high estrogen in men?

Side effects of high estrogen in men?

Avoid Estr if man: Why take it. It can feminize you, decrease sperm, cause breast enlargement and reduce immunity. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what some side effects of an estrogen cream?

Estrogen related: You can have local irritation but mostly estrogen related side effects just like pills. ...Read more

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What can be potential side effects of lowering estrogen levels on my birth control?

What can be potential side effects of lowering estrogen levels on my birth control?

Irregular bleeding: The most common side effect with the low does birth control pills is breakthrough bleeding. Depending on you body size and menstrual history, some women have irregular bleeding on the lower dosages of estrogen. Estrogen is used to stabilize uterine lining, therefore if bleeding persists, may need to increase dose. ...Read more

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What are some benefits and side- effects of anti-estrogen/anti-aromatase as a nutritional supplement?

What are some benefits and side- effects of anti-estrogen/anti-aromatase as a nutritional supplement?

None: An anti-aromatase drug given to a post-menopausal woman is de facto an "anti-estrogen", since aromatase is the enzyme which converts ovarian testosterone and adrenal androgens to estrogens. They effectively block stimulation of hormone-sensitive cancers, but they have no place as a nutritional supplement as they markedly interfere with bone metabolism. ...Read more

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What are the mental side effects of extremely high estrogen in men? Can this cause gender issues?

Not gender issues: High estrogen in men doesn't cause gender issues, but can increase risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke, heart attack, and peripheral vascular disease. Also it can cause gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, and infertility. Gender identity does not rely on hormone levels alone. ...Read more

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Are there negative side effects from the plant estrogen in flax seed?

Are there negative side effects from the plant estrogen in flax seed?

Generally no.: Flax seed is a good source of dietary fiber and it also contains some omega 3 fatty acids. Flax seed also contains some phytoestrogens, but generally not considered to be negative. Phytoestrogens appear to contain some positive health benefits when taken in moderation. A better source of omega 3 fatty acids would be fish oil. ...Read more

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Does soy milk help in alleviating hot flashes of premenopause? Any risks or side effects since it has plant estrogen in it? Weight gain?

Soy: Ingesting soy milk is probably fine. Soy is a weak phytoestrogen when ingested as a food product, though some drug companies use soy as a base for their estrogen product. Do some label reading though as some soy milks have additives that increase the calories. Adding soy beans to salads or eating tofu is also a good source of soy. ...Read more

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How long does estrogen side effects last?

Depends: Some side effects like a stroke are permanent. Milder side effects like bloating and breast tenderness should start to resolve within a few days after you stop taking the medication. A Depo-Provera estrogen shot could have side effects that last over a month. ...Read more

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How to increase estrogen levels and what are some side effects?

5alpha Red Inh: 5 alpha reductase inhibitors blocking Testo action. T gpes thru anoth way directly to estrogens via aromatase effect. ...Read more

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How much does the estrogen dose in BC affect risk level and side effects? My pill has 25mcg. Should I respond similarly to a pill with 20, 30 or 35?

How much does the estrogen dose in BC affect risk level and side effects? My pill has 25mcg. Should I respond similarly to a pill with 20, 30 or 35?

Estrogen/bcp's: The lowest estrogen level that is not causing breakthrough bleeding is the statistically "best" to use. Some women on the 20 mcg. Pill have bleeding even when taken regularly at the same hour each day. The reaction to a given dose is not always the same. Rick potential is about the same for those doses mentioned. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about estrogen pills physical and emotional side effects?

Can you tell me about estrogen pills physical and emotional side effects?

Decr libido, sperm: May cause breasts tender and sore and enlarged. Reducs sperm and libido. The usuall boss type personality is less, more bland and passive. Smaller testes.
Watch out for blood clots from legs to chest. ...Read more

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I refuse to take tamoxifen due to bad side effects. Is there a natural way of reducing my estrogen levels?

I refuse to take tamoxifen due to bad side effects. Is there a natural way of reducing my estrogen levels?

No: There may be other agents that reduce estrogen levels but none that have been shown to treat or prevent breast cancer. Therefore, use at your own risk. ...Read more

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What is the negative side effects of a 27 year old woman taking estrogen hormones?

Several: Estrogen is not without risk. It on the more serious side it increases risk of blood clots. Other side effects can be migraine headaches, high bp, breast tenderness, mood swings, acne, rash, and liver tumors so anyone considering taking any hormones should discuss the risk and benefits with there doctor. ...Read more

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Can estrogen inhibitor formen cause the same side effects as testestorne therapy?

Age 80: I am not sure I understand your question but at your age (if I read it correctly) you may be having side effects from your own testosterone - such as an enlarged prostate. In that case you must see a Urologist.

I cannot think of any reason to consider an estrogen inhibitor for you. ...Read more

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Taking estrogen and im shivering in mississippi heat is that one of the side effects?

Not usually: While estrogen replacement is quite effective for reducing hot flushes and night sweats, estrogen replacement is not known to cause chills or shivering. ...Read more

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What contraceptive pills are high in estrogen and what pills are low in estrogen as I'm looking for a low dose due to side effects please?

What contraceptive pills are high in estrogen and what pills are low in estrogen as I'm looking for a low dose due to side effects please?

Check labels: Most available on the market. Just tell your prescribing doctor you would prefer to the lowest available dose. The lowest dose brand is called lo lo estrin. ...Read more

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Am thinking about stopping arimidex (anastrozole) per side effects am 55 yrs old had stg4 brst cancer took tamoxifen 5 yrs? Is how much estrogen am I producing now

Am thinking about stopping arimidex (anastrozole) per side effects am 55 yrs old had stg4 brst cancer took tamoxifen 5 yrs? Is how much estrogen am I producing now

Don't Stop: Need more info.
If you have stage iv, where is the disease? Is it in the bones or organs?
What other meds have you been on? If you're disease is controlled with hormone therapy (arimidex) and you are having side-effects, you should either take an alternative medicine to Arimidex (anastrozole) (famara or aromasin) or take meds to counter the side-effects. ...Read more

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Why are there so many side effects in birth control? Esp if they're only supposed to have estrogen and progesterone in them?

OCP: Side effects with birth control pills vary widely and are very subjective form one woman to the next, so it's difficult-to-impossible to say why one woman experiences something different from another. Ocp do contain only an estrogen (17-beta-estradiol) and not progesterone, but a synthetic progestin. ...Read more

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I'm 22 female and want to know if taking supplemental estrogen can make my breasts grow, and what the side effects are. Also I have a regular period.

I'm 22 female and want to know if taking supplemental estrogen can make my breasts grow, and what the side effects are. Also I have a regular period.

It can: Breast enlargement and tenderness are common with estrogen supplements. Common adverse effects are vaginal spotting, mood changes, headache or abdominal pain, weight gain (not all from breast enlargement). It increases risk of blood clots. When combined with progesterone, estrogen is a safe and common method of birth control. For breast enlargement in a healthy female, risk > potential benefit ...Read more

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Mum is 46 and is going through pre menopause. Her estrogen level is 71 and doctor prescribed livial (tibolone). I'm worried bout the side effects?

Mum is 46 and is going through pre menopause. Her estrogen level is 71 and doctor prescribed livial (tibolone). I'm worried bout the side effects?

Hard to tell: Since I don't know if the estrogen is blood or urine, which test was done, and what the units are. Also tibolone is nor available in the us, so most of us aren't that familiar with it, but there were some concerns that have prevented it's approval here. Check w/your local docs for more information. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of switching from yaz to yasmin? Being it's. 02 to. 03 mg of estrogen? Will my cycles and acne be better or worse?

What are the possible side effects of switching from yaz to yasmin? Being it's. 02 to. 03 mg of estrogen? Will my cycles and acne be better or worse?

0.02 t0 0.03 mg Est: If anything is noticed, is should be that the higher estrogen level will allow for less facial acne. It may only improve the acne and not "cure it". Make certain to take the Yasmin the same time (within the hour of the day before) so that the level of estrogen in your system is constant. Taking the bcp at odd hours in low dose types like Yas or Yasmin is, can cause variations which cause acne. ...Read more

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With zero estrogen after surgical menopause, and no HRT how can I protect myself against the potenial side effects such as altzeimers, lung cancer et?

Exercise: The best defense against chronic diseases (including cancer) is living a healthful lifestyle (i.e. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet, exercise, stress reduction, don't smoke, avoid toxins and carcinogens.). ...Read more