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Are blood clots normal on a pill?

Are blood clots normal on a pill?

No: I assume that you mean to ask if it is normal to develop blood clots when taking oral contraceptive pills (ocp). The risk of developing blood clots (deep vein thrombosis, coronary artery thrombosis) is slightly increased in persosn taking ocp, however, this is not normal. The risks are particularly increased in patients with acquired or genetic clotting tendencies. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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I'm 17, I want to start the combination pill, but I'm too worried about blood clots side effects. What are the real chances of this happening to me?

I'm 17, I want to start the combination pill, but I'm too worried about blood clots side effects.  What are the real chances of this happening to me?

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 contraceptive than with a pregnancy. Congratulations on your making this responsible and mature choice -- your physician can explain the odds and risks. ...Read more

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How common is it for birthcontrol pills to cause blood clots?

How common is it for birthcontrol pills to cause blood clots?

Not common: Clotting of the blood is a known side effect of oral contraceptives but fortunately a rare one. Smoking, obesity, cancer and a family history of blood clots would increase this risk. Generally, if you have none of the above you shouldnt worry about this rare side effect. ...Read more

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Does the progestogen only pill increase your risk of blood clots?

Does the progestogen only pill increase your risk of blood clots?

Yes: All sex hormones can increase risk of clots, especially if your levels rise too high or you have a propensity to form clots, concurrent pro-thrombotic disease states or being in sedentary position for too long. ...Read more

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Blood clots in the legs, how can I tell? On pill and sit a lot.

Blood clots in the legs, how can I tell? On pill and sit a lot.

Pain is key, worse: When flexing/extending ankle. Is one leg larger than the other? Call your doc if so or go to urgent care. U/s next, used to require venogram now rarely if ever done. The risk is dislodged clot, piece traveling to lung causing pulmonary embolus. Can be lethal. ...Read more

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