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Can birth control pills give you spider and varicose veins on your legs

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
No: Birth control pills are not supposed to aggravate spider veins. It is mainly a hereditary tendency to develop varicose and spider veins which can be a... Read More
Dr. Craig Schwartz
Phlebology 34 years experience
Possibly: The most common causes of varicose and spider veins are genetics or family history, pregnancy, trauma and occupations or activities with prolonged sta... Read More
Dr. Ted King
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Maybe: Varicose veins are actually not commonly associated with birth control pill use. Spider veins are a different story.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Ask prescriber: Varicose veins, which are swollen, twisted, painful veins can be predisposed to deep venous thrombosis when birth control pills are taken. Current bir... Read More
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Vascular Surgery 25 years experience
Birth control & vein: There are many risk factors for developing blood clots & the more risk factors that you have the higher the chance that you could develop a blood ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Valente
General Surgery 34 years experience
Depends : Most such pills do increase your risk of deep venous thrombosis. Depending on how bad the vein problem is, varicose veins can also clot but usually i... Read More
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
Yes. : Yes, it's okay to be on oral contraceptives (ocps) with varicose veins. The ocps will increase your risk of DVT but the presence of varicose veins doe... Read More
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Increased risk: Oral bcp's due increase the risk of developing dvt. And , can potentially increase women's risks of clots elsewhere (hyper coagulable). The presenc... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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No: Getting off birth control will help to decrease your risk of having a blood clot if you have varicose veins, but varicose veins are veins that are str... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not only issue: These meds should only be prescribed after a thorough review of your family & personal history, medication review, exam and possibly testing. Ther... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Swelling sometimes: You are female, 20 years old and have vericose veins. You are taking birth control pills and are concerned about deep vein thrombosis (dvt). If you h... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Schwartz
Phlebology 34 years experience
Should Not Matter: Although the use of hormonal birth control does have a higher risk for potential clotting, the presence of varicose veins shouldn't effect which metho... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Change brands: Multiple diff combinations exist, free at your health dept. Consider iud.
A member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
A : A normal blood pressure for an adult is 120/60. It will be important for you to check your blood pressure daily to ensure it does not get too high. Th... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Common: some BC pills can cause breast fullness or engorgement.

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