What are the side effects of estrogens?

The side effects of estrogens, female hormones, include cold symptoms, upset stomach, vomiting, gas, and diarrhea. Additional side effects of estrogens are:
  • Breast pain or tenderness
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Change in weight
  • Leg cramps
  • Nervousness
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Burning or tingling in the arms or legs
  • Tight muscles
  • Hair loss or unwanted hair growth
  • Dark spots on the face
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Vaginal swelling, redness, burning, itching, or irritation
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Loss of sexual desire

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