What baseline data should be obtained before giving a estrogen?
breast examination, pelvic examination, lipid profile, mammography, and blood pressure measurement.
Who are contraindicated for estrogen?
pts with estrogen-dependent cancers, undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding, active thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders or a history of estrogen-associated thrombophlebitis, thrombosis, or thromboembolic disorders. they are also contraindicated during pregnancy.
What are the routes of estrogen?
oral, IM, IV, transdermal, intravaginal
What is the most common adverse effect of estrogen?
nausea, this deminishes with time. can be reduced by taking with food or at night.
Endometrial hyperplasia and cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cardiovascular events