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Leg Pain and Birth Control Pills

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

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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 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
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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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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Posner
Podiatry 27 years experience
Not related: Your pain in your heal is probally not related to your birth control pills. Heel pain can be from spurs, poor shoes or overuse and other things. See a... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
BCP swelling: 25 F Why does birth control pills cause swollen ankle & feet?i often experienced it since i started taking oral birth control.any remedies? sugges... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 30 years experience
Vein disease: Female hormones, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, pregnancy, weight lifting, heat, heredity can cause leg pain with venous insufficiency called ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Maybe.: Birth control pills can lead to deep vein thrombophlebitis, especially if you smoke. If you have swelling with leg pain, see your doctor immediately,... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chances/ likelihood: Depends on how many of the oral contraceptive pills were missed ; when in your menstrual cycle you had the unprotected sexual intercourse. Bottom line... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe: i am just not sure a sign of what... If the pill is taken as prescribed it is remarkably reliable, so you are not likely to be pregnant. It may be th... Read More

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