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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?

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

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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Does the nuva ring cause more of a blood clot risk than other birth conrol?

Does the nuva ring cause more of a blood clot risk than other birth conrol?

No: All medications that contain Estrogens can increase the risk of forming blood clots in the veins. Estrogen increases the blood's tendancy to clot. Nuvaring has a very low dose of estrogen; risk of clots is similar to other estrogen-containing contraceptives. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 9 days now. I was using nuva ring and took it out two days ago. small blood clots daily. what could be the cause?

I've been on my period for 9 days now. I was using nuva ring and took it out two days ago. small blood clots daily. what could be the cause?

Nuvaring: Nuvaring is not 100 % birth control. Pregnancy can occur, so get a serum HCG test (very accurate). Sometimes the progesterone in the Nuvaring can make your cycle irregular, but if pregnancy test is positive, see your healthcare provider to make sure you do not have an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can the nuva ring affect urchances of getting pregnant? Its a horrible birth control. I had avery large blood clot the first time i took it off.Yrsago

Can the nuva ring affect urchances of getting pregnant? Its a horrible birth control. I had avery large blood clot the first time i took it off.Yrsago

No: Nuvaring is simply the birth control pill packaged differently, and none of these products affect future fertility. Obviously the NuvaRing was not right for you, but that does not mean it is not a perfectly good choice for someone else. It sounds like you have some concerns which you need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I use nuvaring and I am worried about some stories of women suffering embolisms and blood clots while using nuvaring. Is it true? Is safe to use it?

I use nuvaring and I am worried about some stories of women suffering embolisms and blood clots while using nuvaring. Is it true? Is safe to use it?

See below: The hormones in nuvaring work the same way birth control pills and some, not all, women are genetically predisposed to developing blood clots. Smoking worsens the problem. You can get tested to see if you are per-disposed to clot formation. Consult these sites for more info. http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/birth-control-pills http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/nuvaring Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Pain in right thigh. No recent injury or strain. On nuvaring. Could this be a blood clot?

Pain in right thigh. No recent injury or strain. On nuvaring. Could this be a blood clot?

Possible: clots from birth control are a bit more common in the calf than the thigh. Only way to know for sure is seek an evaluation. It may be something like sciatica too (limited history given, so just mentioning another possible cause) ...Read more

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What causes blood clots months after birth?

What causes blood clots months after birth?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy increase your risk of DVT even after you deliver. This risk will go back to your pre-pregnancy risk within 6 weeks ...Read more

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Could birth control pills cause blood clots?

Could birth control pills cause blood clots?

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

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Can the birth control pill cause blood clots and make u gain weight?

Can the birth control pill cause blood clots and make u gain weight?

Blood clots a risk: The major issue is the increased risk of blood clots. This is not a major risk but anyone with a past history of clots should not use oral contraceptives. Smokers should also avoid this med as smoking increases the risks of blood clots from oral contraceptives significantly. ...Read more

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Nuvaring (Definition)

Nuvaring is a small silastic flexible hormonally embedded device that allows resorption of its hormone intravaginally over 3 ...Read more