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Should I be concerned? I have been having a period for aprox. 13 days. Passing many clots daily for about 7 days. I am taking birth control pills and am 6 days into the new pack. Lost almost 20 pounds this past month.

Should I be concerned? I have been having a period for aprox. 13 days. Passing many clots daily for about 7 days. I am taking birth control pills and am 6 days into the new pack. Lost almost 20 pounds this past month.

Your: Your symptoms are concerning and you should have a medical evaluation. That is an abnormal amount of time to have bleeding, and it sounds like your bleeding is very heavy. The weight loss is concerning as well. Please seek a medical evaluation. If you have increased bleeding such as greater than 3 pads an hour, feel lightheaded, or have pain then you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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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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On birth control pills day 1 of period its been 2weeks I have not stop spotting dark/clots of period. Sexual contact in between after 7th day normal?

On birth control pills day 1 of period its been 2weeks I have not stop spotting dark/clots of period. Sexual contact in between after 7th day normal?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Can starting birth control pills again after a year hiatus cause blood clots?

Can starting birth control pills again after a year hiatus cause blood clots?

Small risk: Birth control pills carry a small increased risk of forming a blood clot. This risk is markedly increased in women over 35 who smoke, and these women should not take the pill. Discuss your personal medical history with your doctor to see if the pill is the right birth control option for you. ...Read more

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I am on birth control pills, am in my twenties, workout regularly and smoke. (i am in the process of quitting) what's the real chance of blood clots?

I am on birth control pills, am in my twenties, workout regularly and smoke. (i am in the process of quitting) what's the real chance of blood clots?

Higher than necesary: And I know I misspelled necessary. I encourage smokers to avoid oral contraceptive use, and vice versa, because of the increased risk for blood clots. Why increase your risk for no good reason? More importantly how do you justify "working out" for fitness then throwing it all away by smoking. ...Read more

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Would smoking marijuana while taking birth control pills drastically increase risk for blood clots? I know cigarette smoking is not recommended.

Would smoking marijuana while taking birth control pills drastically increase risk for blood clots? I know cigarette smoking is not recommended.

Nobody knows: This isn't the place to discuss the cannabis laws or to compare the risks to those of alcohol. The world medical community mostly considers our harsh cannabis laws to be ill-advised. Nobody's documented that blood clots are a risk for cannabis smokers, and we'd probably know by now if it was. Still -- why use a "recreational substance" that makes people goofy? It's your choice. ...Read more

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

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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Are there birth control pills specialized for women prone to blood clots?

Are there birth control pills specialized for women prone to blood clots?

?? what do u mean: If u have a history of a blood clot in a blood vessel bc pills are totally contraindicated, if u mean cause u pass big blood clots on your periods then after a proper workup to r/ o problems bc pills can often make your periods much lighter or non existant, also a med called Lysteda that u take ohe bleeding. ...Read more

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Should I get a deep tissue massage if I'm on birth control pills? My dr said there's an increased risk of blood clots on bcp.

Should I get a deep tissue massage if I'm on birth control pills? My dr said there's an increased risk of blood clots on bcp.

Massage therapist: At the end of the day the massage therapist is the one with the professional expertise to counsel on deep tissue massage while on birth control pills. With acute blood clots doctors and therapists ususally advise against deep tissue massage. Hormonal birth control pills, especially those containing estrogen, do increase blood's potential to clot, but only very rarely do women develop blood clots. ...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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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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Why are they saying Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills cause more blood clots?

Why are they saying Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills cause more blood clots?

A small risk: Birth control pills contain an estrogen, which is almost universally the same regardless of brand, and a progestagen which varies with the brand. Different progetagens have different risks of causing blood clots, apparenly higher in the case of the progestagen in yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). The risks and absolute differences are very small. Consider the difference between 1 in 10, 000 and 2 in 10, 000 for example. ...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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I've been takeing birth control pills for 4 days and have noticed a big change in my period. I no longer have blood clots should I be worried.?

I've been takeing birth control pills for 4 days and have noticed a big change in my period. I no longer have blood clots should I be worried.?

Be happy!: Assuming you were not pregnant when you started the pills, and you started the pills at the beginning of your menstrual cycle, less clotting and less bleeding is a desirable result. ...Read more

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I have recently had heavy odorless discharge, then today I passed a heavy blood clot. I am on birth control pills and I don't start my period for another week and a half. What is the problem?

I have recently had heavy odorless discharge, then today I passed a heavy blood clot. I am on birth control pills and I don't start my period for another week and a half. What is the problem?

Bcp: discharge: Many vaginal fungal ("yeast") growths are not accompanied by strong odors. Oral contraceptives currently are very low dosage, and if not taken at about the same time in the evening (w/in the hour of the previous day's pill) some bleeding can occur, which can be a clot. There are other causes of your symptoms, so see your healthcare provider for an exam to be certain. ...Read more

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I am on warfarin for blood clots in my leg. Diagnosed 3 weeks ago. I am also on benicar. My BP is 140/90, is this a problem? I had a pe in january of 2010, was put on warfarin for 6 months. They believe it was the birth control pills and immediately stop

I am on warfarin for blood clots in my leg. Diagnosed 3 weeks ago. I am also on benicar. My BP is 140/90, is this a problem? I had a pe in january of 2010, was put on warfarin for 6 months. They believe it was the birth control pills and immediately stop

Family history?: Birth control pills do increase your risk for developing a blood clot, but they don't increase that risk as much as pregnancy does. There are also clotting problems that can run in the family. You should ask your doctor about being testing for a familial reason to develop clots, and you should definitely be using another method of birth control to prevent pregnancy while you're on warfarin. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause blood clots? Been on Marvelon for 14 months with no problem until recently....nasty muscle cramps and swelling

See your OB-GYN: The progesterone content of your birth control pills may cause some swelling/ cramps and all birth control pills can cause blood clots in the leg veins. See your Primary Care Provider for a review of your susceptibility to vein problems and a review of your pill.

Hope this helps!

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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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Is it safe to take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills to delay period? What are the chances of getting blood clots if you do take them for the first time?

Is it safe to take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills to delay period? What are the chances of getting blood clots if you do take them for the first time?

Birth control: Millions of women across the world use birth control to regulate their menstrual cycles making them one of the most common medications prescribed of all time. The risk of blood clot formation and someone with no personal or family history is about one per 20, 000 people. This is not much higher than the baseline risk for blood clots non-birth-control users. ...Read more

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I am 22 & on birth control pills (yaz) and have been for over a year. I have brown discharge mostly when I wipe. Is this normal? What should I do?

I am 22 & on birth control pills (yaz) and have been for over a year. I have brown discharge mostly when I wipe. Is this normal? What should I do?

Common: This type of bleeding/discharge is common on the pill. The pill is still effective and this is more of a nuisance than a problem. The two options are to stay on this pill and see if it resolves or change pills. ...Read more

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Been missing um a couple of my birth control pills an then I had unprotect sex monday an then I started bleeding brown blood does dat mean havn a baby?

Been missing um a couple of my birth control pills an then I had unprotect sex monday an then I started bleeding brown blood does dat mean havn a baby?

Probably not: The usual sign of pregnancy is missed/skipped periods. You should see your doctor to discuss birth control options and get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can missing birth control pills after a period cause you to have light brown discharge?

Can missing birth control pills after a period cause you to have light brown discharge?

Yes: The hormones in birth control pills inhibit ovulation. When you miss pills, the resulting hormone changes quickly cause effects in the uterus and elsewhere. Uterine lining can be expelled. Use back up (condoms) contraception for remainder of cycle. Period may come at unexpected time as well. Just keep taking pills as you have been instructed. ...Read more

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Stopping continuous birth control pills for period. Brown discharge and spotting on week off? Normal?

Stopping continuous birth control pills for period. Brown discharge and spotting on week off? Normal?

Yes: If you stop continuous birth control pills, you will have a withdrawal bleed and may experience a full 'period ' or spotting. The effect is similar to taking the placebo week in a pill pack. ...Read more

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I have headaches, mild cramps, nausea, and pink and brownish discharge. Could I be pregnant are is it from missing a week of my birth control pills?

I have headaches, mild cramps, nausea, and pink and brownish discharge. Could I be pregnant are is it from missing a week of my birth control pills?

Take pregnancy test: If you missed a week of your birth control pills, they will no longer be protecting you from unintended pregnancy. If your period is late this month, I recommend taking a home pregnancy test. If you frequently have trouble remembering to take your birth control pills, you also might consider talking to your doctor about using a different form of contraception. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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Birth Control (Definition)

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