If you decide to use a birth control pill, patch or ring it is very important that you understand the warning signs of a blood clot. Blood clots are a serious medical condition and can quickly lead to a Pulmonary Embolism, Heart attack or a Stroke. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you need to seek medical treatment immediately. Your life may depend on understanding these warning signs.
A.C.H.E.S. - Early Warning Signals
Abdominal Pain Blood clot in pelvis or liver Tubal Pregnancy
Chest Pain Blood clot in lungs
Sudden rapid breathing or shortness of breath
Chest pain that is worse when you cough or take a deep breath
Rapid heart rate
Unexplained low energy
Unexplained shoulder pain
Migraine headache, blurred vision or spots, sudden numbness
IMPORTANT: Information shared on this website is not intended to take the place of the discussion that you should have with your doctor or health provider. Do not stop using your current birth control product prior to consulting your doctor.