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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It depends: On your heredity, whether you're a smoker, whether there's a genetic risk. Even if you have a tendency to blood clots, you're safer with this oral con ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Do you have family history of blood clots? Are you on birth control pill? Are you a smoker? Have you had any clots? In any case worrying will not do a ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Aspirin impairs the ability of platelets (clotting cells) to bunch together and form clots. The effect aspirin has on each platelet is permanent, but ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Safe: There is no risk to taking vitamin B 12 by mouth. However, large doses of it are not beneficial if you are not deficient in the vitamin. The daily nee ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: When u think about blood clots then u will always b thinking about them, ; the only way 2 get an answer is 2 consult ur pcp ; b sure. Especially if t ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Clots: Although the estrogens in contraceptives increase the risk of clots, the risk of clots is considered to be higher in pregnancy than while on a combina ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Leg cramping: You may have restless legs syndrome which can occur when you first start allese
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood clots: "Progesterone only" birth control usually is not associated with blood clotting, but being overweight and less active physically can predispose to clo ... Read More
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Dr. James Van norman
33 years experience Psychiatry
Something to questio: Not sure of your age, use of oral contraceptives, activity level and various other factors. Discuss with your doctor, but needs an evaluation.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Difficult to say: But you should contact your surgeon for specific advice. If there is a concern for thrombophlebitis, yes, this could result in pulmonary embolism, a ... Read More
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