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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can birth control pills cause or help heart problems?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
BCPILLS: Can cause rarely ht attack , blood clots, strokes, if you have ht problems you would need to check with both your cardiologist and gyn before using any type of birth control pill , depending on your problem and situation, some people can and some people cannot.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

Does birth control pill Clarissa have estrogen if so does it put my at risk of any heart problems?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Huh?: Dr. Google cannot find any birth control pill named "Clarissa". Nor can Epocrates, an extensive professional pharmaceutical database. Are you sure you're spelling it correctly? In general, all birth control pills have estrogen and all have a small increased risk of clots including heart disease. The risk is higher in women who smoke or/and who have high blood pressure, or are older (not you).
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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