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Does estrogen have any negative side affects?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Yes, definitely. However, the side effects are relatively uncommon and the benefits can be very great.
The greatest risk of post-menopausal hormones and the pill is deep vein clots which can be very serious. Pregnancy (which has many risks) prevention reduces risks. Long-term benefits have been shown as well. Remember, ust because a risk is rare does not mean it cannot happen to anyone.

In brief: Yes

Yes, definitely. However, the side effects are relatively uncommon and the benefits can be very great.
The greatest risk of post-menopausal hormones and the pill is deep vein clots which can be very serious. Pregnancy (which has many risks) prevention reduces risks. Long-term benefits have been shown as well. Remember, ust because a risk is rare does not mean it cannot happen to anyone.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. Troy DeLong
Pharmacology

In brief: Yes

Estrogen can be very beneficial in some women as determined by your physician.
When utilized at its lowest effective dose and properly monitored, most women will do well. Dealing with hormones can be quite complicated because of the many unknown variables within a given individual. Ultimately, the decision should be based on a proper working relationship between you and your physician.

In brief: Yes

Estrogen can be very beneficial in some women as determined by your physician.
When utilized at its lowest effective dose and properly monitored, most women will do well. Dealing with hormones can be quite complicated because of the many unknown variables within a given individual. Ultimately, the decision should be based on a proper working relationship between you and your physician.
Dr. Troy DeLong
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