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Contraceptive pill with Lymphoedema?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:10 pm
by Sarah1234
Hi everyone :)
Just wondering to all women out there, is it ok for those with lymphoedema to go on the combined contraceptive pill? I asked my GP before he prescribed it to me (it's a low oestrogen one by the way) and he didn't seem to think there'd be any problem. For a bit of background info, my lymphoedema is lower limb in my right foot and was caused by several injuries about 2 1/2 years ago. (vascular specialist seems to think it could be primary and triggered by the injury or it could be secondary - having that lymphatic radiation injection thing in both my feet later this month to determine whether its primary or not). Basically the lymphoedema is not breast-cancer related, which I know sometimes would mean you couldn't go on certain contraceptives.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Thanks :)
Sarah