Advertisement

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

Continue Learning about Estrogen

What are the risks of estrogen-replacement therapy (ERT)?
Debra Fulghum Bruce PhDDebra Fulghum Bruce PhD
If your menopause occurred naturally (without being prompted by surgery), estrogen-replacement t...
More Answers
Does the lack of estrogen after menopause affect vision?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Some eye issues can occur after menopause, including clouding from cataracts and macular degeneratio...
More Answers
Who should be careful about taking estrogen-containing birth control pills?
Dawn MarcusDawn Marcus
Certain women should avoid estrogen-containing birth control pills because of increased risk of ...
More Answers
What's the affect of lower estrogen levels during menopause?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
When a woman transitions into menopause her levels of the female hormone estrogen slowly decline. In...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.