Question by  molva (17)

What are the side effects of HRT?

I want to make sure I understand what the side effects are of this medicine prior to taking it.


Answer by  swizz (390)

There are many side effects in taking HRT and some of these are the following: it can cause headache, weight gain, depression and fluid retention (also called edema. Other side effect can also put you at risk of heart disease, dementia and breast cancer.


Answer by  ubcmed (185)

The most soncerning effect is the increased risk of cancer. This increased risk is for breast cancer and also for endometrial, depending on which HRT you take. Also there is an increased risk of clots.


Answer by  shastie (1601)

Some side effets of HRT are, slighty increased risk of ovarian cancer, increased breat mass, increased risk of blood clots, and slightly increased risk of heart attack or stroke.


Answer by  wishfire (119)

If your HRT includes progestin, some of the side effects of taking the medication are an increased risk of cancer, stroke, and heart disease. Estrogen alone reduces the risk.

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