When discussing either the contraceptive pill or HRT, it is important that you let your doctor know of any personal or family history of deep or superficial venous thrombosis.
Any hormonal treatment can lead to, or exacerbate in vulnerable patients, venous symptoms such as leg heaviness, itching, restlessness, oedemas, and thread veins. If this is the case, you should talk to your doctor. The prescription of a venotonic treatment or light elastic support is often enough to solve the problem.
In rare cases, a hormonal treatment needs to be stopped for purely circulatory reasons. A change of medication may be necessary.