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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Blood clots are dangerous masses of thickened blood that can cause serious medical complications. When a blood clot forms in a vein deep in the body, it is known as deep vein thrombosis. These types of deep blood clots occur mostly in the legs, either in the calf or thigh, but may develop in other areas of the body as well. Reports from patients and doctors indicate that blood clots are one of the most serious risks for patients taking oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella.

By itself, a case of deep vein thrombosis may cause pain or discomfort in the afflicted leg. If you develop a blood clot in your leg, you may notice redness, localized pain, and swelling around the clot. The veins on the surface of your leg may also appear to be more pronounced than usual. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your doctor or emergency medical services immediately. Deep vein thrombosis can develop into a much more severe health problem if not treated quickly.

Sometimes a clot that causes deep vein thrombosis can detach from the vein and travel elsewhere in the body. A clot is especially dangerous when it travels, because it could become lodged near a vital organ, such as your heart or lungs. A clot that blocks blood flow to the lungs can result in a pulmonary embolism, which can weaken your body significantly and even cause sudden death. It is therefore crucial to immediately report any sign of clotting to your doctor.

Women who are prescribed oral contraceptives trust that they can safely take the drug without suffering any serious health problems. However, many women taking Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella have reported blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, and other negative side-effects. If you have experienced any health complications while taking one of these oral contraceptives, don’t hesitate to contact a prescription side-effect attorney immediately to initiate your case for compensation.

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To learn more about the negative side-effects of these oral contraceptives and your right to legal action, please contact the experienced Yaz side-effect lawyers of Williams Hart today at 800-761-3187.

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