Our expert says:
Yes you must stop Minerva (and not use any other oral contaception tablets) immediately. Rather consider alternative contraception like an IUD, condoms or Mirena. You need to wear the stocking for at least 1 year, or you can develop post phlebitic syndrome - chronic venous insufficiency of the leg - causing chronic swelling and pain. It sounds as if you have a risky family history and it may be worth your while to have yourself tested for hereditary thrombotic disease (ask your doctor - it is a blood test)
The leg may be painful for a few weeks as it is caused by swelling and inflammation of the area that does not get good bloodflow due to the thrombosis.
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