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What are the side effects of taking estrogens?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 01/23/2019

Prolonged use of estrogens may cause some adverse effects on the person such as headache, breast discomfort, dizziness and vomiting, gastrointestinal disturbances, gas, hair growth, changes in sexual desire, etc..

In the most serious cases, estrogen drugs can cause loss of appetite, weakness, hives, abdominal swelling, joint pain, etc..

For this reason, an estrogen treatment should always be applied under a doctor's prescription.

Suggested for you: What are Estrogens? Types, Functions and Drugs.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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