A 48-year-old member asked:
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is it safe to take birth control pills after having a pulmonary embolism?

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Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Not if they contain estrogen. A history of pulmonary embolism is a contraindication to contraceptives that use an estrogen, and with good reason. However, despite the same blanket contraindication, progestin only contraceptives are generally safe even with this history.
Answered on Apr 19, 2013
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not the best: See your gyn for advice. Be sure your DVT and lungs have cleared as well.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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Treated?: Has she seen the doctor and us she being treated? This is imperative! this is a life threatening problem. The breathing difficulties can persist but ... Read More
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Alcohol: Drinking alcohol and taking birth control pills cn make you more prone for another embolus

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