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Are there birth control options for women with blood clotting problems?
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
In general, birth control that contains estrogen (the typical combination birth control pills, the patch, the ring) increases the risks of blood clots, and thus women who have a hereditary condition that increases the risk of clotting (factor v leiden & others) shouldn't take estrogen bc, but other options don't have estrogen: the shot, the implant, iuds, progestin only pills, and are ok.

In brief: Yes
In general, birth control that contains estrogen (the typical combination birth control pills, the patch, the ring) increases the risks of blood clots, and thus women who have a hereditary condition that increases the risk of clotting (factor v leiden & others) shouldn't take estrogen bc, but other options don't have estrogen: the shot, the implant, iuds, progestin only pills, and are ok.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Dr. Paula Hillard
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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
Consider an female condom, vasectomy for the male or using a condom, tubal ligation, iud

In brief: Yes
Consider an female condom, vasectomy for the male or using a condom, tubal ligation, iud
Dr. John Cheng
Dr. John Cheng
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