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What exam should I take to check if I have any blood clots, I want to prevent a heart attack from happening?

Heart attack. If you are worried about heart attack, stop smoking! after that use the mediterranean diet, get at least half an hour a day of aerobic exercise, see that your blood pressure is controlled, have your doc check your cholesterol and for diabetes and take care of those, an Aspirin a day is helpful. If you keep smoking you're increasing your heart attack chances significantly. Read more...
Lipid profile. You seem concerned about heart disease. You will not find it by looking for blood clots, you need to check for signs of hardened and blocked arteries. Your heart doctor can do the work up for you. Make sure that your cholesterol is under control. Read more...

Hi there, I am going back on bc alesse, I am worried about heart attack or blood clots, should I really be that alarmed? Thanks

Slight risk. Birth control pill does increase the risk of blood clot and heart attack, but it is still low. The big risk is if BCP is combined with nicotine. So please do not smoke and use BCP. Otherwise you should be fine as long as there is no family history of heart disease and you don't have other risk factors. Read more...

What are my chances of getting blood clots, heart attack or stroke on birth control?

Good question. I'm sure others will answer this but here's my shot: if you're <35 and don't smoke, your chance is very low. It's usually said that you have a higher chance of dying from pregnancy. If you smoke, you shouldn't use bcps. If you're getting close to 40, the odds start shifting. We'll see what the others have to say.... Read more...
Above average. Depends on many other factors but f generally more risk than person not taking bcps. Read more...
Check. The package insert for the rate predicted for your specific pill. Smoking increases risk significantly. Read more...
Very low unless. There is a history of disease in the past family history positive age is somewhat influential smoking. Read more...

Sharp paidunder finger nail and ache allover my body have had prior blood clots and heart attack DVP and have a filter?

See your doctor. While an embolic event might cause pain in the hand, this would not be from the DVT in the absence of another heart anomaly. Emboli to the hand usually come from the arterial system or from the heart. You should see your doctor to determine if you need an evaluation for this. Your symptoms may also be unrelated to emboli and I would suggest a check-up with your doctor. Read more...

I've had chronic abdominal stomach pain for the past 2months my doctors just told me I have multiple blood clots what should I do he just put me on a blood thinner today but told me I have a good chance of having a heart attack or stroke

I . I am glad that you were properly diagnosed with blood clots, as that is a serious problem. I'm not sure if the blood clots are you your lungs or your legs. Treatment with the blood thinner is appropriate for this condition, and should also help prevent heart attack or stroke since it sounds like you have risk factors. Be sure to follow up closely to monitor your blood "clotting times", since you are on a blood thinner, and notify your doctor if you have any new symptoms such as shortness of breath, pain, or bleeding. Read more...
Continue meds. Remain on the blood thinners to significantly reduce the chance of stroke or heart attack. You will need screening cardiac and neurologic tests to assess your risk for these diseases.You may alse need a hamatology evaluation to determine why you had clots to begin with. Read more...