Estrogen and blood clots

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I have a history of blood clots starting at the age of 15. I am now 25 and there is no real cause of the clots I have gotten. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 4 years. I don't ovulate so I was put on clomid. I have gone through 4 cycles and no luck. I have hypothyroidism, but my levels are fine. I just found out today that my estrogen levels are at 15.1. We want children so bad, but what can we do to raise my estrogen levels to start ovulating that will be safe?
I am 42 years old and on birth control, I have hardly had a period, mainly spotting, in years. This month I had a heavy with blood clots for 1 week then it stopped for 2 days and all of a sudden it felt like I was gushing, I was but lots of large clots. This has been going now for 2 days, heavy period and clotting again. Is this a sign of menopause or something else?
I have had 3 c sections and haven't had any blood clots but my question to you is did your dr tell you not to try and walk or get up?
I know that most people start off on Clomid, and I was wondering if anyone had taken Clomid if they had blood clots in the past? I had blood clots in my leg after I had my son and was told I could never take hormones again....no estrogen, nothing. I can't take birth control or anything....!!! I am not sure how fertility meds work, but are there any that don't require hormones??? I am really worried that because I have PCOS, I won't be able to get pregnant on my own....
my doctor has me on a low dose estrogen patch. is this safe? the info says it can cause blood clots and shouldn't be used during pregnancy. any advice that you can offer would be appreciated.
A series of blood tests was performed to find if there was some reason for the blood clot and all came back normal except an elevated level of activated protein C was found with no lupis markers. What does that mean? Why would there be an elevated level? From what I found activated protein C is produced to decrease clots. Doesn't that mean I have less of a chance of forming them? Wouldn't I be able to take estrogen then?
They put in a screen to prevent clots from reaching his lungs, and they put him on a blood thinner called Coumadin (which is the same or similar to warfarin, I believe). He will probably be on the Coumadin the rest of his life. That's standard procedure, as I understand it. I take Evista (raloxifene) to fight osteoporosis. The box says that it could cause blood clots, so I know it's possible for drugs to be the culprit.
I'm interested in going on the Nuva Ring but nervous about blood clots. It's never been an issue for me in the past when I've been on birth control, and I didn't get clots while pregnant. However, when I was pregnant and they tested my blood at 8 weeks pregnant to see how likely I might get clots, I was told it was slightly elevated, but cleary not enough for them to be concerned or test me again. I don't smoke and am in good health.
But the big scare I have is when I take out my tampon, which I change about every hour to 2 hours, there are blood clots on it. Then when I am sitting on the toilet, more blood clots come out, and also when I wipe with toilet paper. They aren't HUGE like everyone else is saying, but they are bigger than a quarter, and it's never happened before & I started my period for the first time when I was 14. What should I do? Or is this all normal?
Avoiding the first pass through the liver also may prevent the increased risk of blood clots and gallbladder problems associated with oral estrogens. I googled it and there was a lot of info, above is just one part of a page that I found but most had somewhat the same opinion.
Do I continue to take the mini pill to prevent any chance of pregnancy and risk developing blood clots or should I not take the pill and take my chances on becoming pregnant? We are not too worried about conceiving but we would like to wait a few more years for career path reasons. I am also experiencing some mild side effects from the mini pill.
my periods are never on time and since day one my periods have been so heavy that at night i have to sleep with 3 pads on just to make it to the bathroom in the morning, and some mornings i leave a trail of dark almost black blood leading from my bedrrom door to the bathroolm. and i dont have a normal flow.. i have always bled blood clots as big as my thumb sometimes alot bigger(those are the most painful ones). and i can feel them when they are coming.
then again when i woke up today i had the same thing infact today i saw clear blood and im sure its not the blood of periods, it seems like some internal bleeding. im really worried. i sometimes get a pain in my lower tummy too. now im getting spots randomly..4 spots in 2 days, blood red color, about one ounce or less blood...once it was clots too. i have searched alot on the internet its wriiten eerywhere that spotting and bleeding is normal after ECp...
It started off as a very light pink spotting then got a little darker and then it got heavy and I started passing very large clots about the size of two quarters and some thr size of 3 quarters as time goes on the clots get longer. I'm having lower back pain head achs and am tired a lot the back of my legs are very sore line I pulled a muscle and I have been having cramps on and off I'm passing the clots all the time not just when I use the bathroom.
I wont do Depo and my doctor refusses to give it anyways and I am already on a low dose of bc so the estrogen is as low as it gets in it. The copper IUD just sound weird... copper shouldn't be being released into your body.. to me id rather the headaches from the pill!
Changes in the color and thickness of menstrual blood are often normal. But there are a number of problems that might cause abnormal clots to form in your menstrual blood or lead to the changes in color or thickness during your period. Remember, it's important to discuss any concerns you have with your doctor. Problems that can cause changes include: Miscarriage. Women who have miscarried may pass blood clots or gray clumps of tissue from the vagina.
then a week ina half later i started bleeding again and having really big blood clots again and bad abdomin pain and stomache pain right below my left rib cage any advice or help figuring out what it could be ????!!!!! PLEASE AND THANKS! kaylynn r .
Hi everyone, yesterday I brought my wife home from the hospital (7 days) after she was admitted for having blood clots. She has a blood clot in her upper arm/shoulder area, and a blood clot in each lung. The ONLY risk factor she has towards blood clots is that she is on birth control. She has been on Yasmin for around 4-5 months now (she was previously on orthotricyclin). My wife is 25 and a non-smoker.
I was wondering if you could share with me why you are on the drug you are (how did your doctor pick which one to put you on) what kind of side effects you've expierenced or are expierencing and how you are responding to treatment. I think I'm going to try anti-estrogen next (as opposed to a trial or chemo) mostly because I'm not totally healed from surgery AND because of my trip to Disney in the new year.
I am 38. I pass a lot of blood clots during my periods, large and small. Is it normal? I also have painful periods and lasts for six days. Is there anyway to stop periods in 3 or 4 days? Please suggest a remedy for this.
I was doing ok on the bc pill but found out that I carry a certain gene that puts me in a higher category for blood clots so I can't take any kind of estrogen now. Now I'm going nuts!!! The hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and insomina are horrible!!! What can I do? Can I take something from a natural store and if so, will someone there be able to help me?
It has been long, heavy and have been passing large blood clots as well. I just went to my Annual check up with my Gyn....he said everything looked good. I have minor cramps along with this period. I have never passed so many blood clots before. What could be going on ?
There is also a product called Nattokinase that actually dissolves clots and thickness of the blood. I had a bio-identical doctor recommend it to me when I decided to go back on bcp's for 2 years to cycle properly. I was already starting to skip periods with my perimenopause. HUGS!
Posted By hfhs.md.rcs on January 02, 1999 at 01:19:43: In Reply to: Blood clots posted by Shelly on December 28, 1998 at 20:45:26: Hi, I had my 1st child on Dec 7th and initially had decreasing vaginal bleeding (just like I was supposed to). I thought everything was going well, even though after one week had noticed small blood clots. I figured they were just a part of my uterus contracting due to breastfeeding.
Several times over the past few years I have also gotten large clots and a very and I mean very heavy flow. I sarted having brown/black blood after my just month long cycle. This cycle was different then all my other because it was very light, like a little more than spotting. My boyfriend and I have had unprotected sex a few times but 98% of the time we use condoms. I dont't know if I could be pregnant or if something is wrong.
Do I continue to take the mini pill to prevent any chance of pregnancy and risk developing blood clots or should I not take the pill and take my chances on becoming pregnant? We are not too worried about conceiving but we would like to wait a few more years for career path reasons. I am also experiencing some mild side effects from the mini pill.
(I think this was because I was young and at the time, the correlation between BC pills and blood clots was not well known) Since then I have not had any symptoms except for frequent pvcs. (they have been checked out and don't limit my lifestyle) No one has ever told me what really happened to me that night. I realize you cannot tell me exactly what happened, but judging by the symptoms, where would the blood clot have been? Heart? Lungs? Did it just end up passing through and end up where?
Other causes could be polycystic ovarian syndrome, diseases of pituitary gland, hormonal imbalance of estrogen and progesterone and uterine abnormalities like fibroid and cervical dysplasia. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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