Who should not use conjugated estrogens for injection?

Doctors sometimes prescribe so-called conjugated estrogens to women coping with symptoms of menopause. But you shouldn't use these drugs if any of the following describes you:

• You have or have had breast cancer, uterine cancer or certain other cancers.
• You have vaginal bleeding that hasn't been checked out by a doctor.
• You have had any other form of a bleeding disorder.
• You have had a stroke or heart attack in the past year.
• You have or have had blood clots.
• You have or have had liver problems.
• You are allergic to estrogen-based products.
• You think you might be pregnant.

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