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Birth control side-effects and clot risk?

Birth control side-effects and clot risk?

Clots vs. pill: One of the many risks of the oral contraceptive pill is thrombosis(clots) which can travel to distant places like the lungs and cause "issues". Smoking on the pill is a major no-no as it can make the blood vessels produce spasms and enhance the likelihood of clots.That is why we as md's use low dose estrogen combination pills and insist on no smoking to decrease that side effect. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Does getting pregnant on birth control pills cause fetal malformation?

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Does getting pregnant on birth control pills cause fetal malformation?

Not proven: Although that was suspected in the past (vactrel complex) and virilization of female baby, this all was not proven. Short answer is no. ...Read more

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Does having pulmonary hypertension while pregnant cause complications?

Does having pulmonary hypertension while pregnant cause complications?

See Cardiology, GYN: Primary pulmonary hypertension is one of the rare conditions that makes specialists in mfm and cardiology say, "don't get pregnant" some studies have shown that around half the women with it die during or shortly after pregnancy. Women should 1) see their heart specialist for regular exams and get records, 2) visit their gynecologists for birth control, 3) ask them to collaborate on care and meds. ...Read more

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Missed 3 days of birth control. Pregnant?

Missed 3 days of birth control. Pregnant?

Can happen: BC pills work by fooling your body/preventing egg release.If the level of hormone (pill) drops after several missed days your body could release an egg.If released and you have unprotected sex, you might get pregnant. ...Read more

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Heart MurMur and Pregnant Could this cause complications during birth?

Heart MurMur and Pregnant Could this cause complications during birth?

Murmur: Heart murmur is just noise. If the noise is caused by a significant heart blood flow problem, that is what you need to know. Ask your doc what is going on. ...Read more

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Hi, can woman with Takayasu take birth control pill?

Hi, can woman with Takayasu take birth control pill?

Safer options: Since Takayasu arteritis causes inflammation, thickening, narrowing, and scarring of blood vessels and can decrease blood flow to major organs, estrogen's increase in clotting factors and blood clots make it inadvisible. There are progestin only pills and other methods of contraception that are safer. your options with your doctor. Best wishes.Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Docs, when taking birth control pills can pregnancy occur?

Docs, when taking birth control pills can pregnancy occur?

Yes: No method of birth control is 100% effective. When taken properly birth control pills are quite effective but there are always failures.. ...Read more

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What are.The chances of concieving twins after stopping birth control?

What are.The chances of concieving  twins after stopping birth control?

Around 3%: The rate of giving birth to twins is about 30 per 1,000 live births in the US. However, this number may be higher than the chances for you to have natural twins. This is because the 3% number includes women who use assisted reproductive technology like IVF (they have higher rates of twins). The fact that you recently stopped birth control does not change your chance of having twins. ...Read more

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What birth control method has a low nausea risk?

What birth control method has a low nausea risk?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: Best is abistinence, but after that, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is well tolerated and the most reliable. ...Read more

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I had abortion twice.Birth defects.Dont have any fertility pblm. Shall i opt IVF method to avoid birth defect as the embryos screened for birth defect?

I had abortion twice.Birth defects.Dont have any fertility pblm. Shall i opt IVF method to avoid birth defect as the embryos screened for birth defect?

One option: That is certainly an option. Should you? It depends what the birth defects were. I'd suggest getting genetic counseling first, this will help you decide what your best course might be. Best of luck. ...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...

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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On birth control + withdraw method.. pregnancy test negative 3 days before period supposed to start.. what are chances I'm pregnant?

On birth control + withdraw method.. pregnancy test negative 3 days before period supposed to start.. what are chances I'm pregnant?

Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can switching to birth control pill while still on Depo-Provera cause high risk pregnancy in the future?

Can switching to birth control pill while still on Depo-Provera cause high risk pregnancy in the future?

No: Switching from depo to ocps has no bearing on pregnancy status in the future. If you have medical conditions that make you a high risk pt in pregnancy, these won't change unless you have complications attributed to your pills (stroke, clots, embolization events, etc). You will be advanced maternal age (ama = >35 yo) but i don't consider this high risk by itself. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more

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What % pregnancy protection with birth control pill use?

What % pregnancy protection with birth control pill use?

Approaches 99%: With typical use, birth control pill efficacy rates is about 92%. With perfect use, efficacy rate is over 99%. Nothing is 100% except abstinence. Remember to take your pill daily around the same time of day to achieve optimal results. ...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


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more