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Birth Control Pills Veins Legs
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
No association: There isn't an established association between birth control pills and varicose veins or spider veins. Both are made worse by prolonged standing. Varicose veins also get worse during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor about methods to minimize varicose veins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just started my first pack of birth control pills. I'm having some minor leg discomfort, I am unsure if this is due to exercise or a blood clot.
Unsure: Doctor need to do physical exam to clarify. ...Read more
If i get leg cramps everytime i start my new round of birth control pills should I stop taking them? The doctor said to not worry, but I am worried.
Change brands: Multiple diff combinations exist, free at your health dept. Consider iud. ...Read more
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 clot. Both hormonal birth control & varicose veins increase your risk for blood clots, so adding the 2 risks is worse than 1 risk alone. Best option is treating the varicose veins so that this risk no longer exists, making birth control less of an issue ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on warfarin for blood clots in my leg. Diagnosed 3 weeks ago. I am also on benicar.
My BP is 140/90, is this a problem? I had a pe in january of 2010, was put on warfarin for 6 months. They believe it was the birth control pills and immediately stop
Family history?: Birth control pills do increase your risk for developing a blood clot, but they don't increase that risk as much as pregnancy does.There are also clotting problems that can run in the family.You should ask your doctor about being testing for a familial reason to develop clots, and you should definitely be using another method of birth control to prevent pregnancy while you're on warfarin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello , I recently started birth control pills for the first time and I have notice blue veins on my breast that weren't there before?
Missed birth control pills, had unprotected sex and experienced breakthrough bleeding. I have fatigue, leg nerve spasms, discharge. Pregnancy chances?
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, is that you should consistently use protection if you aren't ready for pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test if your period is late. Take care. ...Read more
Is it okey to take the birth control pills while taking the pure raspberry ketone s for weight loss?
Probably: I have never heard of "pure raspberry ketones" but only a few medications interact with birth control pills and those are mostly antibiotics and antiseizure medications. I just don't know why you are taking the pure raspberry ketones as the only thing that helps with weight loss is taking in less calories than you burn off. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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