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Is it safe to take birth control pills after having a pulmonary embolism?

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In brief: Not the best

See your gyn for advice.
Be sure your DVT and lungs have cleared as well.

In brief: Not the best

See your gyn for advice.
Be sure your DVT and lungs have cleared as well.
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Dr. Devin Namaky
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Not if they contain estrogen.
A history of pulmonary embolism is a contraindication to contraceptives that use an estrogen, and with good reason. However, despite the same blanket contraindication, progestin only contraceptives are generally safe even with this history.

In brief: Depends

Not if they contain estrogen.
A history of pulmonary embolism is a contraindication to contraceptives that use an estrogen, and with good reason. However, despite the same blanket contraindication, progestin only contraceptives are generally safe even with this history.
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