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Could my estroven supplements (for menopause) be related to the breast cysts i've had on my last two mammograms?
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
10 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Estrogen in any form, including bio-identical or plant-based phytoestrogens, can increase breast density and cysts.
It's a good bet that if estroven is helping your hot flashes and menopausal symptoms, it's also interacting with the estrogen receptor. That receptor is present on breast tissue.

In brief: Yes
Estrogen in any form, including bio-identical or plant-based phytoestrogens, can increase breast density and cysts.
It's a good bet that if estroven is helping your hot flashes and menopausal symptoms, it's also interacting with the estrogen receptor. That receptor is present on breast tissue.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Seema Patel
Breast cyst can be helped with regular use of oil of primrose. Vitamin e and stopping caffiene
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Your breasts also change during menopause, so the cysts might be just do to your body changing..cysts are also NOT cancer..
Dr. Lisa Hogan
Surgery
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In brief: Yes, possibly
Excess estrogen can be associated with breast cysts.
Have you had your hormone levels checked? Are you on progesterone? You should be on Progesterone with the estrogen, & you might be eligible for Progesterone only as hormone replacement therapy (hrt) which has a protective effect on breast tissue. I recommend bioidentical HRT (bhrt) as transdermal creams as they are safer than other forms.

In brief: Yes, possibly
Excess estrogen can be associated with breast cysts.
Have you had your hormone levels checked? Are you on progesterone? You should be on Progesterone with the estrogen, & you might be eligible for Progesterone only as hormone replacement therapy (hrt) which has a protective effect on breast tissue. I recommend bioidentical HRT (bhrt) as transdermal creams as they are safer than other forms.
Dr. Lisa Hogan
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Dr. Byron Hapner
Regarding "bio-identical hormones": Please read this FDA statement and decide for yourself if they are "safer": http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm049311.htm
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