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Yasmin, Yaz and Other Drospirenone Contraceptives: Risk for VTE

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It has long been known that estrogen-containing birth control preparations (pill, patch, ring) increase the risk for DVT and PE (venous thromboembolism = VTE).  This risk is partially due to the estrogen.  However, part of the risk is also due to the type of progestin in these preparations. Read the rest of this entry »

Progestin-only Contraceptives and Thrombosis

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Background

It is well known that combination contraceptives (containing estrogens AND progestins) increase the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Relatively few data, however, have been published on progestin-only contraceptives, so that until recently it was not clear whether they increase the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) or not. Read the rest of this entry »

Heavy Menstrual Bleeds on Anticoagulants – Treatment Options

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Evaluation
Anticoagulants often increase the amount of bleeding during menses and sometimes the number of days that a woman bleeds. However, this does not happen in every woman.  In general, the more vaginal bleeding a woman has, the more cramping she experiences. Since warfarin may increase the vaginal bleeding Read the rest of this entry »