My wife is taking an oral contraceptive. Should she take low dose asa to prevent a blood clot? Studies say that contraceptive can be linked 2 clots..

No smoking. Oral contraceptives can be associated with blood clots in the lungs (dvts) or lungs (pulmonary embolisms) and one of the bigger risk factors is smoking, especially over the age of 35. I am not aware of studies that show Aspirin (asa) decreases the risk of blood clots while on oral contraceptives.
OC & Clots. If your wife has close family members with history of thrombosis, stroke or pulmonary embolism, testing for blood clotting disorders [thrombophilia] could indicate increased risk for a blood clot.
No. The pill is associated with a very small increase in venous blood clots, far less risk than when pregnant. Aspirin reduces arterial clots like those causing a heart attack, not ones in veins. Smoking raises risk for both.
No. The clots caused by the estogen in oral contraceptives occur in the veins. Baby Aspirin does not prevent clots in the veins. It prevents clots in the arteries. Oral contraceptives are safer than driving your car and having a baby. If you want to lower your risk try an estrogen-free form of birth control like the minipill or iud.

Related Questions

Is there an association between oral contraceptives and blood clot prevention?

No. There is evidence of it contributing to blood clot formation in some patients, particularly those that smoke. Read more...
They increase risk. Unfortunately, oral contraceptive use increases risk of clot formation, worse in older patients and those who smoke, sedentary, or had prior problem with clot etc... So, if you must use it, don't smoke, keep active, and visit doc on regular basis. Good luck. Read more...
Yes, but minor. There is an association, but the attributable risk is small for young non-smoking women. Pregnancy is a far greater risk factor than contraceptives. Read more...

Why do oral contraceptive pills increase the risk of heart disease or blood clots?

See below please. Oral contraception with conventional oestrogen/progestogen preparations produces raised levels of clotting factors and increased platelet aggregation which could lead to increase the chance of blood clots. Oral contraception with progestogen alone does not appear to cause similar clotting and platelet changes. Read more...

Can I have blood clots when taking oral contraceptive pills?

Yes, but rare. Blood clots are a rare side effect of BCP"s. The chance is increased if you smoke or have a clotting disorder. Still, bcp's are safer than risks of pregnancy! Discuss the risk in your case, with your doc. Read more...
Yes. OCPs do increase your risk of blood clots. This risk is low in young, healthy women but can be significant some women with certain medical conditions. They are not recommended in women over age 35 who smoke or in women with combinations of age or medical problems such as diabetes and hypertension. If you are a smoker, have a medical condition or are over age 35, you should ask your doc! Read more...

How much does the probability of getting a blood clot go up due to oral contraceptives? What are the symptoms of a blood clot?

Blood clot. Symptoms depends on the location of the clot. If it is in the leg : leg swelling, with pain. If it is in the lungs it can cause shortness of breath, and or chest pain. The risk depends on the dose of estrogen. Read more...

Which oral contraceptives have the lowest risk for blood clots and treat acne? I'm concerned about clot risks while starting out on Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).

Rock and hard place. I am afraid you are between a rock and a hard place. The birth control pills with a progestin in them that has antiandrogenic effects, e.g., drospirenone (Ocella) or cyproterone acetate (not available in the US) have been implicated in blood clot incidence. You may want to pick a different birth control pill and have a dermatologist take care of the acne. Read more...
Sprintec. Norgestimate 180/215/250 µg plus 35-µg ethinyl estradiol in an OCP such as Sprintec has the lowest risk of DVT among those OCPs approved for treatment of acne. Read more...