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Does estrogen have any negative side affects if just applied to you skin?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology
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In brief: Possibly

If applied to the skin, it does get into your blood stream. There is still a debate if this increases your risk of breast cancer.
If it isused for a short period of time, there may be no problem. I guess if you are uncomfortable with hot flashes, you should disuss it with your gynecologist.

In brief: Possibly

If applied to the skin, it does get into your blood stream. There is still a debate if this increases your risk of breast cancer.
If it isused for a short period of time, there may be no problem. I guess if you are uncomfortable with hot flashes, you should disuss it with your gynecologist.
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