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Can medications cause estrogen levels to rise in women?

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Some drugs, such as steroid medications, ampicillin, estrogen-containing drugs, phenothiazines, and tetracyclines can increase estrogen levels.

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: ''Women’s Health: Female Hormones.''

MedicineNet.com: ''Estrogen levels in blood predict breast cancer’s return.''

Goldberg, N, MD. Ballantine Books, 2000. Women Are Not Small Men,

Bruce, D, PhD, and Thatcher, S, MD, PhD. Ballantine Books, 2003. Making a Baby,

Lab Tests Online: ''Estrogen.''

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: ''Women’s Health: Female Hormones.''

MedicineNet.com: ''Estrogen levels in blood predict breast cancer’s return.''

Goldberg, N, MD. Ballantine Books, 2000. Women Are Not Small Men,

Bruce, D, PhD, and Thatcher, S, MD, PhD. Ballantine Books, 2003. Making a Baby,

Lab Tests Online: ''Estrogen.''

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

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