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What should I know about estrogens before taking them?

Before taking estrogens, female hormones produced by the body, you should know that taking estrogens increase your risk of endometrial cancer. When combined with progestin, estrogen increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, liver problems and breast cancer.

If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, estrogens are not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers. Talk to your doctor about your medical history and the risks of taking estrogen.

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