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Do blood clots prevent pregnancy?

Do blood clots prevent pregnancy?

Complications: Women who are prone to forming blood clots may have a hard time carrying a pregnancy. Blood clots can cause complications for the fetus because of interference with blood flow through the placenta, for example. If you have a history of blood clots and wish to get pregnant, you might consider speaking to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can blood clot during menstruation prevent pregnancy?

Can blood clot during menstruation prevent pregnancy?

No: Passing clots during menstruation does not mean that a woman can not become pregnant. ...Read more

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I am about to start using the patch (birth control) what are some natural ways to prevent blood clots while on the patch?

I am about to start using the patch (birth control) what are some natural ways to prevent blood clots while on the patch?

Thrombosis: Clots are rare in 22 year olds (actual age?) and especially so on patches (vs. Pills.) is there a reason, such as a known clotting disorder, you are worried about clots? If "yes" then you need consultation and probably something more than natural intervention. Taking a daily baby Aspirin (not the adult strength) can also be a good intervention. ...Read more

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Can women with no known blood issues take a aspirin a day during and after pregnancy to prevent blood clots? I'm afraid of getting pregnant and clots

Can women with no known blood issues take a aspirin a day during and after pregnancy to prevent blood clots?  I'm afraid of getting pregnant and clots

Not recommended: Aspirin is prescribed for some very specific issues in pregnancy; however, its not recommended for general use. In the first trimester, aspirin use is concerning for increased pregnancy loss and even congenital defects. In the third trimester it can cause premature closure of an important vessel in the babies heart. You shouldn't use it unless you are prescribed it by a doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Whats going on? Okay so last tuesday i took a pregnancy test and it said positive so i stopped taking my birth control and yesterday after sex i was in a lot of pain and was spotting and i today i descovered blood clots in my urine.. I really don't know

Whats going on? Okay so last tuesday i took a pregnancy test and it said positive so i stopped taking my birth control and  yesterday after sex i was in a lot of pain and was spotting and i today i descovered blood clots in my urine.. I really don't know

You : You should definitely give your doctor a call as soon as possible. 20-30% of women will have some vaginal bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy. First trimester bleeding can have many causes such as: threatened miscarriage - bleeding, but the fetus is still alive inside miscarriage - lost pregnancy ectopic pregnancy - a pregnancy which implants in the fallopian tube molar pregnancy - abnormal tissue developing instead of a fetus post-coital bleeding - bleeding after sex from a sensitive cervix trauma or infection unrelated to pregnancy - small cuts or tears in the vagina or an infection such as pelvic inflammatory disease since some of these can be dangerous and since vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is always considered abnormal, you should call you ob/gyne doctor for any bleeding. They will be able to check you and treat you appropriately. Good luck! ...Read more

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In order for stroke to happen in pregnancy would your BP have to be really high or a blood clot? if i monitor my BP &watch for DVT could i prevent it?

In order for stroke to happen in pregnancy would your BP have to be really high or a blood clot? if i monitor my BP &watch for DVT could i prevent it?

Stroke in pregnancy: There is an increased risk of stroke during and soon after pregnancy, however, most cases are due underlying blood disorders, heart problems, vascular abnormalities, that likely one would know about and be monitored for more closely during pregnancy. High blood pressure, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, also are risks, so YES, keeping BP controlled is very important! Tell your OB about leg swelling. ...Read more

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Early in pregnancy went to ER and heard hb maybe 3 -4 weeks bleeding and blood clots how do you the differance in misscarriage& blood clot? Normal?

Early in pregnancy went to ER and heard hb maybe 3 -4 weeks bleeding and  blood clots how do you the differance in misscarriage& blood clot? Normal?

Be seen: This cannot be determined from your description. You need to be seen and obtain an ultrasound. Take prenatal vitamins in any event. ...Read more

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What precent of pregnancies get preeclampsia, blood clots and stroke? I was a preemie and worry because of that i'm exposed to increase chance

What precent of pregnancies get preeclampsia, blood clots and stroke? I was a preemie and worry because of that i'm exposed to increase chance

Small: Rates of pre-eclampsia are fairly small - around 3-4%. While pre-eclampsia is a risk factor for stroke, actual chance of having a stroke is very small. Available data indicate 11-30 cases of stroke per 100, 000 deliveries. Pre-eclampsia a well-recongnized condition and can be effectively controlled. You should let your doctor know about your concerns and let them follow you closely. ...Read more

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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


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