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Can Starting Birth Control Pills Again After A Year Hiatus Cause Blood Clots
I have mild SLE (no organ involvement), only on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). No antiphospholipid antibodies, high BP or f. history of blood clots. Is birth control safe?
Probably safe: Per Uptodate Oral contraceptives containing low levels of estrogen are probably safe in patients with mild well-controlled SLE. Avoid use in pts with with increased risks of clotting. Patients with anti phospholipid antibodies, nephrotic syndrome, hx of thrombophlebitis, CAD, migraines, smokers. uncontrolled HTN. Of course weigh the risks and benefits with your personal Doctor. ...Read more
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
Small risk: Birth control pills carry a small increased risk of forming a blood clot. This risk is markedly increased in women over 35 who smoke, and these women should not take the pill. Discuss your personal medical history with your doctor to see if the pill is the right birth control option for you. ...Read more
A side effect of BC : Pills can be blood clots, not common , but more common if u are older and if someone smokes as pills are contraindciated if u are over 35 and smoke, also i prescribe the lowest dose pill loloestrin which is the safest only 10mcg of estrogen and at yorurage if u do not want kids i would recommend in offcie essure tubal sterilization, tha I do in offcie , u are awake takes 5 minutes- easy. ...Read more
ALL increase DVT ris: All birth control pills increase the risk of blood clots. Pills containing drospirinone as they progestin component have a slightly higher risk of blood clot promotion (but are still avail on the market) than non-drospirinone formulations. There is some thought that the patch and vaginal ring may have slightly lower risk of this b/c they don't go through liver first, but that can't be said defini. ...Read more
Can taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while on birth control pills increase the risk or cause blood clots?
Yas/ yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): On sep, 6, 2013: 7, 405 people reported to have side effects when taking adderall. Among them, 105 people (1.42%) have blood clot in the legs. ( remember, this is of the total reports, not 1.42% of the total people. On adderall. Of these, the largest number were on yas or yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) but not on any other birth control pills. ...Read more
Why are they saying Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills cause more blood clots?
A small risk: Birth control pills contain an estrogen, which is almost universally the same regardless of brand, and a progestagen which varies with the brand. Different progetagens have different risks of causing blood clots, apparenly higher in the case of the progestagen in yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). The risks and absolute differences are very small. Consider the difference between 1 in 10, 000 and 2 in 10, 000 for example. ...Read more
If you are exposed: To alot of it, I do not know what the amount would be but at your age could increase your risk, if u want no more kids i would offer u in office tubal sterilization, takes 5 minutes easy and safe, and then u could get an in office endometrial ablation to get rid of the lining so no more periods , I have done both on many of my pts and they are very happy and do not have to use bc pills anymore. ...Read more
Can birth control pills cause blood clots? Been on Marvelon for 14 months with no problem until recently....nasty muscle cramps and swelling
See your OB-GYN: The progesterone content of your birth control pills may cause some swelling/ cramps and all birth control pills can cause blood clots in the leg veins. See your Primary Care Provider for a review of your susceptibility to vein problems and a review of your pill. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
?? what do u mean: If u have a history of a blood clot in a blood vessel bc pills are totally contraindicated, if u mean cause u pass big blood clots on your periods then after a proper workup to r/ o problems bc pills can often make your periods much lighter or non existant, also a med called Lysteda that u take ohe bleeding. ...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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