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Oestrogen

Oestrogen is a female sex hormone with many roles, including controlling puberty and strengthening bones. But too much or too little can cause medical problems.

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Oestrogen blood test

Many women at some time have a blood test for oestrogen. It might be during pregnancy, if their menstrual cycle is unusual, or for some other reason.

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Diethylstilboestrol (DES)

Follow the links below to find out more about diethylstilboestrol (DES), a synthetic form of oestrogen.

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Menopause medication

Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is medication to treat troublesome symptoms of menopause. Find out about types of MHT and their risks.

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Testosterone blood test

A testosterone blood test can show how much of the sex hormone testosterone is in your body. Men usually have more testosterone than women.

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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the name for a number of hormone therapies that can be used to treat the symptoms of menopause.

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Breast cysts

Breast cysts are benign bubbles of fluid in the breast. It’s important to know how to recognise them and what to look for if you suspect a lump is not benign.

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Vaginal dryness

Although it can affect any woman, vaginal dryness is most common in women who have experienced menopause.

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Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a condition that affects the uterus and can cause heavy periods. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Menopause

Find out about menopause, common symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment and support.

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