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Swelling over hands and feet post intake of contraceptives - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I've been taking Loestrin 24 for a couple of months now with no real problems until now. I started my period a couple of days ago. I'm a XXX and have noticed over the past couple of days that my hands and feet are swelling during my rehearsals. The swelling goes away after the activity has stopped for a little while. Is this something to be concerned about?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   22
Doctor :   Do you have pain?
Doctor :   Do you find any colour changes?
User :   No other symptoms...just the swelling
Doctor :   For how long does these symptoms last?
User :   It's pretty much back to normal within an hour or two after my rehearsals
Doctor :   Do you have symptoms like palpitations, breathing difficult?
Doctor :   Have you lost weight recently?
User : I other symptons...just the swelling
User :   No weight loss
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/hypertension?
User :   No
Doctor :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   Not really
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Your symptoms is not related to the birth control pill that you are using.
Doctor :   Its probably more of local problem and is not of concern as you do not have any other associated symptoms.
User :   I have read that swelling could be a possible side effect of this drug
Doctor :   The important side effects of these drugs are nausea, vomiting stomach cramps, breast pain and tenderness.
Doctor :   Hair growth or loss,
Doctor :   menstrual irregularities, appetite changes,
Doctor :   Chest pain,
Doctor :   Symptoms of venous thrombosis and so on.
User :   Never mind...this is totally worthless!
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