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Re: Letrozole

Hi Carolo61

Thanks for posting.

Although letrozole can cause abdominal discomfort, it isn’t possible for us to say if this is what is causing the pains you’re experiencing. It might be best to make an appointment with your GP. They can assess you properly and suggest what might be causing this problem and what might help.

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If you wish to, you can search here for information about individual herbs and vitamins. Each has sections on existing evidence and what known interaction there is with other medications. There is a consumer version or a health professional link for more details.

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Hi. I have been taking letrozole for four months. I have recently been experiencing pains in my lower abdomen similar to cystitis or a bladder infection. Is this a side effect of the letrozole as all the normal ways of curing it dont seem to work. Are there any natural remedies I can take to control it?

Thank you. Carol