Birth Control/Blood clots side effect of bc?
Hi. I have been on bc pills for over 10 years, with a couple off in between. Right now I am on triphasil try cyclen pills.
Lately I have been feeling pain in my legs all day, even as I wake up. It's a kind of constant pain, feels like muscular and its extensive to my thigs and ankles. For moments it gets sharp at a random spot in my legs.
My legs and ankles are swollen. I haven't payed too much attention to this because I've also gained a lot of weight on these pills.
Someone suggested that this could have something to do with bc. I am on these pills to try and control meno/metrorrahgia.
Is there a way to test and check if the pills are making my blood clot?
It's possible to do an ultrasound of your legs to determine whether you have blood clots. I suspect that it will show that you do not, but because of the pain, I think it is important for you to see a doctor and get it checked.
In case you do have blood clots in your legs, you'll have to stop taking the pill.