A 41-year-old female asked:
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i have factor v leiden and would like to know if there any type of birth control i can take? i have not had any blood clots

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Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Factor V Leiden: mutation increases likelihood of clotting disorders and miscarriage. Safest contraceptive is an IUD. Consult with your OB/Gyn and/or Primary care provider. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Answered on Aug 31, 2015
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