Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Postmenopausal Estrogen

Possible Side Effects of Estrogen Therapy for Menopause

Abdominal crampsAcne
Anorexia (loss of appetite)Bloating
Blood clotsBreast secretions
Breast tenderness or cancerConstipation
Decreased levels of B vitaminsDepression
Elevated levels of calciumHair loss or excessive hair growth
Headaches (migraines)High blood pressure
High blood sugarHives
Increased appetiteIntolerance to contact lenses
JaundiceLeg cramps
Menstrual irregularitiesNausea
Oily and/or flaking skinPancreatitis
Skin discolorationSwelling
TwitchingVaginal bleeding after menopause
VomitingWeight gain
Worsening of nearsightedness

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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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