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Are blood clots normal on a pill?
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Dr. David Fox
Surgery - Vascular
9 doctors agree
In brief: No
I assume that you mean to ask if it is normal to develop blood clots when taking oral contraceptive pills (ocp).
The risk of developing blood clots (deep vein thrombosis, coronary artery thrombosis) is slightly increased in persosn taking ocp, however, this is not normal. The risks are particularly increased in patients with acquired or genetic clotting tendencies.

In brief: No
I assume that you mean to ask if it is normal to develop blood clots when taking oral contraceptive pills (ocp).
The risk of developing blood clots (deep vein thrombosis, coronary artery thrombosis) is slightly increased in persosn taking ocp, however, this is not normal. The risks are particularly increased in patients with acquired or genetic clotting tendencies.
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Never normal
Blood clots are never normal, whether on the pill or not.
The pill does increase your risk or getting a blood clot very slightly, as does smoking and aging, but even still, it would never be considered normal to get a blood clot while on the pill.

In brief: Never normal
Blood clots are never normal, whether on the pill or not.
The pill does increase your risk or getting a blood clot very slightly, as does smoking and aging, but even still, it would never be considered normal to get a blood clot while on the pill.
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Dr. Trent Proffitt
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
On a "pill" i suspect you mean the birth control pill? Bcp have been associated with increased risk of blood clots.
If you have had a blood clot on the pill you should talk to your doc about what steps you need to take to prevent recurrence, such as staying off bcp's.

In brief: No
On a "pill" i suspect you mean the birth control pill? Bcp have been associated with increased risk of blood clots.
If you have had a blood clot on the pill you should talk to your doc about what steps you need to take to prevent recurrence, such as staying off bcp's.
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