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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

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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Can the mirena IUD increase the risk pf developing a blood clot in overweight women like the pill can? On it for PCOS

Can the mirena IUD increase the risk pf developing a blood clot in overweight women like the pill can? On it for PCOS

No.: Mirena does not raise the risk of blood clots.However, obesity can increase risk, but clots are not more common when on Mirena. See this page: https://www.stoptheclot.org/learn_more/womens_health_faq.htm ...Read more

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Could second hand smoke cause risk of stroke and blood clots while on birth control pills?

Could second hand smoke cause risk of stroke and blood clots while on birth control pills?

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

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What brand of birth control pills are less likely to cause blood clots?

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

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Does Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) have a higher risk of blood clots, stroke or heart attack than other birth control pills?

Does Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) have a higher risk of blood clots, stroke or heart attack than other birth control pills?

Slightly: The answer is a bit more complex. All birth control pills slightly increase your risk for blood clots. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and yasmin, have a Progesterone that has a sligtly higher risk then other birth control pills. That being said, the risk of blood clots during pregnancy is ten fold higher then this, yet most women don't avoid pregnancy because of that risk. The fda has not pulled Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) off the market. ...Read more

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Which birth control pill is safest for a young woman to take? Lowest risk of serious side effects like blood clots, strokes, etc...

Which birth control pill is safest for a young woman to take? Lowest risk of serious side effects like blood clots, strokes, etc...

Birth control: The lower the dose of estrogen in the pill the safer it will be but all pills can cause clots. If you insist on using hormonal contraception, one of the hormone-impregnated iuds such as Mirena (levonorgestrel) or skyla would be safer than a pill. ...Read more

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How much greater is the risk for blood clots in women using nexplanon versus the pill ?

How much greater is the risk for blood clots in women using nexplanon versus the pill ?

Low risk: Progestin only contraceptives show very little if any increase of forming clots. Especially those that are non oral like Nexplanon, depot provera, mirena iud. Oral estrogen containing contraceptives may have about 5/10000 risk of clots. ...Read more

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How much does the probability of getting a blood clot go up due to oral contraceptives? What are the symptoms of a blood clot?

How much does the probability of getting a blood clot go up due to oral contraceptives? What are the symptoms of a blood clot?

Blood clot: Symptoms depends on the location of the clot. If it is in the leg : leg swelling, with pain. If it is in the lungs it can cause shortness of breath, and or chest pain. The risk depends on the dose of estrogen. ...Read more

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I'm on the birth control pill, recently become bad with health anxiety, how much of a heart problem risk does the pill cause? Is it drastic? Thankyou

I'm on the birth control pill, recently become bad with health anxiety, how much of a heart problem risk does the pill cause? Is it drastic? Thankyou

Heart and BP pill: The risk of having a heart attack or stroke is low for most women, but it increases with age. At your age it is low risk, but over 35 the risk is higher. Also, women who smoke have a higher risk of heart disease. I would recommend no smoking if you are on the pill. Also, your blood pressure should be taken before starting the pill. High blood pressure is a risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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Trying to decide on birth control option for heavy menses causing anemia. Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) carry the same risk of thrombosis as oral contraceptives?

Trying to decide on birth control option for heavy menses causing anemia. Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) carry the same risk of thrombosis as oral contraceptives?

Both choices - good: Mirena (levonorgestrel) - the Progestin only IUD would be a very good choice. I recommend it's usage to my patients with heavy vaginal bleeding. Of course the OCP is a method tried and true for those needing cycle control. The Mirena (levonorgestrel), from the literature does not carry the risk of thrombosis of OCPs but at your age either would be a safe choice with low occurrence of thrombosis. ...Read more

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How much the BMI of 25-27 of my gf can affect the effectiveness of Belara? Should we use more than withdrawal as a backup method for birth control?

How much the BMI of 25-27 of my gf can affect the effectiveness of Belara? Should we use more than withdrawal as a backup method for birth control?

Withdrawal ineffecti: You should know that withdrawal is NOT a backup method at all. Your girlfriend could still get pregnant. Condoms can slip off, have a hole or slip partially off. By themselves don't provide the best of methods of birth control but they do offer protection from STDs. Your girlfriend could use foam or cream spermatocide with you using a condom. This would be more effective. ...Read more

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I'm on the no estrogen contraceptive pill. Theres a high risk of severe blood clots In my family, so I'm worrying. Can I still take the pill?

I'm on the no estrogen contraceptive pill. Theres a high risk of severe blood clots In my family, so I'm worrying. Can I still take the pill?

Should be ok: The mini-pills are progestin-only contraceptive pills, and are not felt to increase one's risk of blood clots. One should check with her primary care doctor and review her family history. If relatives had blood clots, a woman may have a genetic clotting disorder, and be prone to clotting during pregnancy. That would mean using a mini-pill to prevent pregnancy can be safer than getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a birth control pill that has risks of blood clots when you have varicose veins?

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Is it safe to take a birth control pill that has risks of blood clots when you have varicose veins?

Yes. : Yes, it's okay to be on oral contraceptives (ocps) with varicose veins. The ocps will increase your risk of DVT but the presence of varicose veins does not. ...Read more

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Does the progestogen only pill increase your risk of blood clots?

Yes: All sex hormones can increase risk of clots, especially if your levels rise too high or you have a propensity to form clots, concurrent pro-thrombotic disease states or being in sedentary position for too long. ...Read more

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Is a sign of too much estrogen in your birth control pill insomnia? Or is it the particular type of progestin to blame?

No definite answer: Usually more related to progesterone. Even among varying dose of estrogen in birth control pills they are all low doses, and generally even the same estrogen. Insomnia can also be a sign of lowering of your own estrogen levels as women get closer to menopause. So it may not be from the pills. ...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