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What are the DVT risks with estrogen use for menopause?
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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In brief: Not increased
Estrogen only for menopausal women was shown not to statistically increase DVT rates.
Estrogen + progestin (synthetic) increased the risk two fold. This seems to implicate synthetic progestins since the same does not hold true for progesterone. I suspect the problem child in HRT therapy is synthetic progestin (medroxy Progesterone acetate). The focus is always on estrogen though.

In brief: Not increased
Estrogen only for menopausal women was shown not to statistically increase DVT rates.
Estrogen + progestin (synthetic) increased the risk two fold. This seems to implicate synthetic progestins since the same does not hold true for progesterone. I suspect the problem child in HRT therapy is synthetic progestin (medroxy Progesterone acetate). The focus is always on estrogen though.
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