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What Causes Blood Clot In Urine For Females On Birth Control
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
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
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
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
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
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
What types of birth control can I use if I have a blood clot? Other than condoms, female condoms, caps, things like that. Any oral pills avaliable?
No oral hormonal: Options are safe, and Mirena (levonorgestrel) (IUD) can only be used if your DVT/clot has cleared (after being confirmed with an ultrasound/Doppler) and you have no other underlying tendency in your blood to clot (i.e. Factor V leiden, Lupus anticoagulant, Protein C/S deficiency etc.). In the meantime, only condoms and/or tubal ligation or male vasectomy are feasible. ...Read more
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
Switched birth control to allese. Since the switch I have nocturnal calve cramping. Should I be worried about blood clots? Something else the cause?
Leg cramping: You may have restless legs syndrome which can occur when you first start allese ...Read more
Got on DepoPrevera birth control when I was 16, was on it for 4 years. In 2013 I discovered I had blood clot now im on 3rd one after two surger. Cause?
Blood Clots: If a woman as young as you gets blood clots and it's possible that you have a blood clotting disease. There are genetic tests that can be done to check on this. Having a history of a blood clot, increases your risk of having one again and you may need to be on blood thinners during any surgeries. Talk to a hematologist to be sure of what is going on. ...Read more
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
I'm a 29 year old female & pretty healthy overall. Taking birth control for 5 years- what's the risk of deep vein thrombosis or serious blood clot?
Birth control: There certainly is a relationship between use of contraceptives, either orally or even in an IUD, and potential venous thrombosis. I would discuss this issue with her gynecologist as almost all of the birth control pills have been implicated in causing a venous thrombosis. Also with airplane travel that may increase the risk, and I would recommend use of a support stocking during airplane travel ...Read more
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
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!
Dr Z ...Read more
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
Can my birth control nexplanon cause blood clots n my legs? My left leg has pain n it around my calf im 22 no Heath problems should I go to er?
What causes pulsations in 16 year old teen girls limbs. Had a D diner and no blood clots - teen takes birth control pill for heavy periods only?
Pulsations?: Unclear what you mean by pulsation. Do you mean bobbing? ...Read more
Can aspirin 3 times a week along with birth control be enough to prevent blood clots and not too much to cause internal bleeding?
It can: But you need to be monitored for both, as well as liver abnormalities. ...Read more
Is there a birth control pill with less ingredient that causes blood clots that I can take to regulate my periods? I am a 40 yr woman and I was wondering if I could take birth control pill to regulated my period, I've had a tubal ligation and an ovary re
The: The safest thing to regular your periods would be a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Your doctor can put it in in the office, then you don't have to take pills, and after about two months you will most likely have no vaginal bleeding for 5 years. It is safe for people with blood clots in their past medical history. ...Read more
Paraguard or tubal: Non hormonal birth control is the only type that does not increase your risk of blood clots. This includes Paraguard iud or tubal ligation. The mirena increases risk of blood clots by only a very small amount. Progesterone only birth control (depot shot, mini pill) does not increase the risk as much as the estrogen containing methods. See the world health org guidelines for a simple chart of risk ...Read more
Non-estrogen: There are birth control options that do not contain estrogen, and these would be good options if you are at risk for blood clots. These might include an iud, depo-provera, or barrier methods such as condoms. If you are finished with bearing children, there is also the option of a tubal ligation. ...Read more
IUDs, maybe others: Not birth control pills (for sure, oral Estrogens are not safe for anyone with that history). Definitely the copper iud would not increase clotting risk; and most hematologists are comfortable with use of the progestin iud for patients with that history. Sometimes/usually, they are okay with the shots, and the implantable rod, because these dont' contain estrogens. Condoms/sponges, okay too. ...Read more
Risk of blood clots: If you have an increased risk of blood clots avoid oral contraceptives because they all contain a form of estrogen which will increase your chances of a clot. Use barrier contraception such as condom, cervical cap or a diaphragm. Also an iud would be suitable. Although the failure rate is higher. ...Read more
Probably normal: Blood clots as part of menstrual bleeding are not necessarily abnormal in themselves. Birth control pills may change the character of your menstrual bleeding - often with lighter bleeding. Concerning blood clots from birth control pills would be in the legs or other blood vessels. ...Read more
Very small: The two caveats are that people with a history of blood clots and those who are smokers should avoid using oral contraceptives. ...Read more
I am about to start using the patch (birth control) what are some natural ways to prevent blood clots while on the patch?
Thrombosis: Clots are rare in 22 year olds (actual age?) and especially so on patches (vs. Pills.) is there a reason, such as a known clotting disorder, you are worried about clots? If "yes" then you need consultation and probably something more than natural intervention. Taking a daily baby Aspirin (not the adult strength) can also be a good intervention. ...Read more
Took plan b and started birth control the same day last week now a week later I am experiencing blood clots. Is this normal?
Every time I go to the bathroom I always have blood clots. They get bigger and bigger. I'm on birth control for the last 3 years.?
Been bleeding for about 6 weeks. There have been maybe a total of 4 days that I just spotted. I have had blood clots some large. Not on birth control
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
You may start taking oral iron supplement and multivitamins to prevent anemia due to excessive blood loss. However, you should consult a doctor for a proper evaluation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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