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I'm having surgery in just under a month and I have stopped birth control :)

My surgeon said it's generally advised for most surgeries as there is an increased risk of blood clots with birth control, however he said it's not mandated and some girls choose not to stop taking it and are fine. 

I decided to be on the safe side and come off it, I think you can go back on it about 2 weeks after surgery? 

Meanwhile, trying to avoid starting the next branch of my family tree a few years before I had planned ?

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8 hours ago, Tori14 said:

I'm having surgery in just under a month and I have stopped birth control

My surgeon said it's generally advised for most surgeries as there is an increased risk of blood clots with birth control, however he said it's not mandated and some girls choose not to stop taking it and are fine. 

I decided to be on the safe side and come off it, I think you can go back on it about 2 weeks after surgery? 

Meanwhile, trying to avoid starting the next branch of my family tree a few years before I had planned ?

Thanks!

so how long have you been off it? I would also have to be careful not to get pregnant in that time that would be awful! 

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8 hours ago, JD* said:

I’ve never heard of this before. ? I have my first surgery in 13 days, so is it too late to stop taking my BCP’s? I’ve already taken one today

Not all surgeons advise to do this. Mine didn’t. I still took my BC. Check with your surgeon ? you could stop now for piece of mind. 13 days is a while to get it out of your system. 

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9 hours ago, LaurenT said:

Not all surgeons advise to do this. Mine didn’t. I still took my BC. Check with your surgeon ? you could stop now for piece of mind. 13 days is a while to get it out of your system. 

Oh ok I need to ring up his office tomorrow, so I’ll ask then :) 

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