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I'm a 29 year old female & pretty healthy overall. Taking birth control for 5 years- what's the risk of deep vein thrombosis or serious blood clot?

I'm a 29 year old female & pretty healthy overall. Taking birth control for 5 years- what's the risk of deep vein thrombosis or serious blood clot?

Depends: The risk with birth control pills is higher than without, but much lower than the risk with pregnancy. The risk is higher in overweight women and those who smoke. A small number with a genetic mutation have excessive risk. Regular exercise will reduce the risk. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/tc/hormonal-birth-control-risk-of-blood-clots-topic-overview ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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Deep vein thrombosis DVT delivery problems, what to do?

Deep vein thrombosis DVT delivery problems, what to do?

DVT in pregancy: If i understand your q correctly. Use Lovenox for DVT treatment during pregnancy. Coumadin (warfarin) is contraindicated as it has terotogenic effect. See your local hematologist for special guidance for management of DVT during pregnancy and delivery. ...Read more

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Shin splints/deep vein thrombosis (dvt) pain, are there any specialty treatments?

Shin splints/deep vein thrombosis (dvt) pain, are there any specialty treatments?

Yes, as for the DVT: You need to have it confirmed with a doppler us, then be started on blood thinners. Seeing you pcp will be helpful to start this and he/she can treat the shin splints, which is much less serious problem, than the dvt. If any chest symptoms (pain, shortness of breath, coughing, etc) occur, you need to go a hospital, for controlling the pe, a much more serious condition. ...Read more

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What can cause the disease deep vein thrombosis (dvt)?

What can cause the disease deep vein thrombosis (dvt)?

Many factors: There are many factor which cause dvts: dehydration, stasis of the blood in the legs, smoking, trauma, family associated hereditary disease (thrombophilia), injuries, inactivity including hospital stays, long flights without activity, obesity. Certain surgical procedures can also predispose a person to DVT as well. I recommend you to speak to your physician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Why don't people in comas develop deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and then die of a pulmonary embolism?

Why don't people in comas develop deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and then die of a pulmonary embolism?

No movement: Yes, people in Comas do develop deep venous thrombosis. In order for a pulmonary embolism to developed. The patient needs to get up and move which causes the DVT to transfer from the legs of the lungs. If the patient doesn't get up, the DVT won't move, the PE will not develop ...Read more

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How long are people with deep vein thrombosis (dvt) likely to live?

Quite Variable!: Since many things can contribute to dvts in the leg (see other posts), the life expectancy can be essentially normal, to quite reduced. It really depends on what, if anything, led to that person to have a clot. ...Read more

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For what length of time are people with with deep vein thrombosis (dvt) likely to live?

For what length of time are people with with deep vein thrombosis (dvt) likely to live?

A full life : A DVT can be effectively treated with anticoagulation and lead to a long and full life. Especially if the DVT was caused by an isolated event like a plane flight or a surgery. However if the underlying cause of the DVT is cancer or another serious medical condition, the other medical conditions will strongly influence the life expectancy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (dvt)?

What are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (dvt)?

Swelling: Depends on the anatomical level, and completeness of obstruction. Iliac vein thrombus, entire leg swollen. Thigh - or popliteal then . Calf swollen calf veins then foot swollen. If complete and very swollen, pain and heaviness are symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and chronic veneous insufficiency (cvt) problems?

What is the difference between deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and chronic veneous insufficiency (cvt) problems?

A lot: Dvt is a clot in the deep veins of the legs. Dvt can lead to pieces of the clot breaking off and going to the lungs. This is called a pulmonary embolism and it can cause significant problems even death. Cvi is usually associated with the superficial veins. This is when the valves in the veins do not work and blood can flow backward in the veins. Cvi can cause symptoms such as pain, swelling etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more


Dr. Olav Jaren
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more