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

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

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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Is there any progesterone only birth control that doesn't cause non stop spotting ? Combination pill are not an option due to history of blood clots

Is there any progesterone only birth control that doesn't cause non stop spotting ? Combination pill are not an option due to history of blood clots

Yes: Most long term options as Nexplanon or mirena/skyla iud or even dep shot (not my fav) will do the trick see your obgyn for options and rule out cervical or uterine polyps. ...Read more

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Took prometrium (micronized progesterone) for thick lining biopsy normal this cycle i had two blood clots the size of quarters is this normal after sitting 3 hours?

Took prometrium (micronized progesterone) for thick lining biopsy normal this cycle i had two blood clots the size of quarters is this normal after sitting 3 hours?

Normal: If your lining was thick then there was extra tissue inside the uterus. And the biopsy is to rule out cancer. But a polyp can also cause a thick lining. The Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is to thin the lining so often that leads to a heavier period with clots. But if all that continues you may need a saline ultrasound or a hysteroscopy to evaluate further. An office biopsy is not nearly as accurate. ...Read more

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After taking Clomid (clomiphene) and progesterone, is it normal to have a heavy menstrual cycle with large blood clots?

After taking Clomid (clomiphene) and progesterone, is it normal to have a heavy menstrual cycle with large blood clots?

Clomid (clomiphene) and aub: Yes. Hopefully you are not taking both at the same time. I am assuming you are taking progesterone only on the second half of your cycle. ...Read more

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After a year of severe cramping and blood clots during period I had an ultrasound that showed 3.5 CM fibroids. Will progesterone help?

After a year of severe cramping and blood clots during period I had an ultrasound that showed 3.5 CM fibroids. Will progesterone help?

Maybe: Fibroids can cause excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding, but more important than the size is what part of the uterus they are growing in. If the fibroid is on the outside of the uterus, then Progesterone may control the bleeding that comes from the uterine lining. Fibroids in the muscle layer or protruding into the inner uterine cavity can cause bleeding that is resistant to progesterone. ...Read more

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My GP said that cyclogest (progesterone) passeries have side effect of causing blood clots in early pregnancy? Is it true ? Is 8t dangerous to use in early pregnancy

My GP said that cyclogest (progesterone) passeries have side effect of causing blood clots in early pregnancy? Is it true ? Is 8t dangerous to use in early pregnancy

Early pregnancy: Two options: 1: Listen to your doctor's comments. 2: Get an opinion from a a different doctor you have never seen. Your family and/or friends will help you. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get a blood clot at age 20? Weight 110, height 5"4. A bit active Progesterone only birth control for a month, then got off of it.

How likely is it to get a blood clot at age 20? Weight 110, height 5"4. A bit active Progesterone only birth control for a month, then got off of it.

Why do you ask?: A deep vein thrombus is extremely serious, and it's not a question of "how likely". If you have pain / swelling in a leg and/or you are suddenly short of breath, get seen now. Women your age do die of this, sometimes related to the oral contraceptive pill, sometimes not. ...Read more

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16 weeks pregnant with blood clot at anterior wall of uterus had bleeding thrice.Now on progesterone 200mg twice for 15 days. What are the risks&solution?

16 weeks pregnant with blood clot at anterior wall of uterus had bleeding thrice.Now on progesterone 200mg twice for 15 days. What are the risks&solution?

Subchorionic bleed: Sounds like you have a subchorionic or subamniotic hematoma. Most of these will resolve over time. If you are a smoker, have other chronic health issues, it could get larger and cause a placental abrution. Mostly it requires close follow up and i would avoid intercourse until it resolves. ...Read more

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Can taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while on birth control pills increase the risk or cause blood clots?

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

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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more