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estrogen alternatives

By April 23, 2012 - 2:27pm
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I have had breast cancer twice and have had a double mastectomy down to the bone. I have black facial hair on my face and neck and have had it for years. I am not allowed to take estrogen. I know that the low estrogen in my body could be the culprit. Are there any alternatives or anything I can do to cut down on my facial and neck hairs. It really bothers me. Is there alternatives that I can take instead of estrogen? I can't afford any expensive ways to remove the hair so please don't offer any solutions regarding that. I also am post menopausal. Thanks for any advice you can give me. It will be most appreciated.

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Hello ronda5150,

You have endured so much. I can appreciate how bothersome the black facial and neck hair must be.

Unfortunately, there are no estrogen alternatives, that I am aware of. Waxing may be something you could try. Waxing kits are relatively inexpensive but the procedure is uncomfortable. The results can last for several weeks.


April 23, 2012 - 4:34pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Maryann, thank you so much. I will have to try the waxing. Take care, ronda5150.

April 23, 2012 - 5:14pm
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